Dear Hudson CSD Families:
The Hudson City School District was informed today that a seventh grade student at the Hudson Junior High School tested positive for COVID-19. This individual has not been physically present in school since Tuesday, October 27 and was not transported to or from school on a bus.
Per our health and safety protocols, the HCSD has been in communication with the New York State and Columbia County Departments of Health to determine the necessary follow-up steps required. Both departments are currently assisting us with contact tracing and identifying contacts who will need to be quarantined. We encourage you to offer your full cooperation if you are contacted by a representative of the county health department or our school district. If you are not contacted by a representative there is no further action needed on your part.
Due to the number of staff members who may be required to quarantine, all of seventh grade will be fully remote the rest of this week (Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6). All seventh grade students should be set with instructional devices and materials. Students should follow their regular schedules and check their email for Google Meet information from their teachers. If there are any questions about remote instruction, please contact Principal Reardon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-828-4360 x8100.
When we receive additional information from the DOH, we will communicate when in-person classes will resume.
We ask that all families continue to follow all safety guidelines outside of school hours including proper use of face coverings, social distancing, proper hand hygiene and avoiding gatherings and travel to states with high positivity rates. We also remind you to please check your child’s temperature prior to sending them to school.
I understand that you may want additional details, however privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. I appreciate your understanding regarding this sensitive matter. Thank you all for your patience and cooperation as we navigate new territory together this year.
Dr. Maria Lagana Suttmeier, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools