This webpage is being updated regularly as new information is provided to the Hudson City School District by the NYS Health and Education Departments. Last updated at 10:30 a.m. on March 30, 2020.
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Schools Closed & Facilities Use Suspended Until April 15
On March 27, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order mandating all schools in New York State to remain closed for an additional two weeks, until April 15, to help protect the public against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Read Superintendent Suttmeier’s statement here.
Only a limited number of essential staff from the Afterschool Program and the Food Services and Buildings & Grounds Departments will be allowed on-site. You will still be able to pick up student meals as described here, however you will not be allowed to enter the school buildings. All facilities use, indoor and outdoor, is suspended until further notice in an effort to reduce the instances of community contact at our schools. This includes all playgrounds and athletic facilities. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Frequently Asked Questions
We developed this Frequently Asked Questions page to help keep our community informed. As you know, this is a rapidly changing public health situation. We are doing our best to adapt to the continuous changes and guidance from local, state and federal officials. This page will be updated as new information is received.
Child Care for First Responders & Essential Workers
Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 202.4, the Hudson City School District is working with community partners to plan child care services for Emergency Responders and Essential Workers who reside in our District, if needed (Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m.–5 p.m.). Click here for more information.
Home Learning Opportunities
CLICK HERE for a list of resources to support students with home/online learning opportunities and remote instruction (organized by grade level/building as well as content area). Each teacher and grade level will be different, however we compiled this general webpage to outline the various digital learning resources at our disposal.
If you have not done so already, please complete this survey about technology in your home. It is important for us to know what technology and internet connections are available to our students at home so we can best support them during this time. If your child needs a Chromebook, please click here for more information.
The Hudson City School District is committed to continuing the school breakfast and lunch program for our students during the extended school closure. CLICK HERE for pick up times, locations and procedures for obtaining free student meals.
School Event/Activity Cancellations & Postponements
Following guidance from local and federal health officials, we are taking proactive measures in light of public health concerns. Therefore, several school events and activities are being canceled or postponed and will be rescheduled if possible.
Updates from HCSD
- Superintendent Update on COVID-19 (March 27)
- Superintendent Update on COVID-19 (March 21)
- Meals for Students During Closure
- Superintendent Update on COVID-19 Response (March 14)
- Letter from Columbia County Superintendents (March 13)
- Coronavirus Precautionary Actions (March 12)
- Events & Activities Canceled or Postponed
If you or a family member begin showing symptoms of a respiratory disease and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected and follow their advice.
Local health departments will contact schools if a suspected or known COVID-19 case emerges. The District is prepared to work with any affected families.
In addition, New York has established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide additional information. Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms. The district will continue to share information as it becomes available.
Please know that, as always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.
- Helpful Columbia County/NY State Contact Information (Questar III BOCES)
- Novel Coronavirus (NYS Department of Health)
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)
- Information for Travel (CDC)
- FAQ for Travelers (CDC)
- Prevention & Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)
- FAQ: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)
- School (PreK-12) Guidance: COVID-19 (NYS Education Department)
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) (National Association of School Psychologists)