Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Hudson City School District was informed late yesterday that a fully remote student tested positive for COVID-19. This student has not been on the school campus since classes began on September 14. As a result, our schools will remain open and in-person instruction will continue as scheduled.

Per our health and safety protocols, the HCSD has been in communication with the Columbia County Department of Health to determine any necessary follow-up. The county is continuing to investigate at this time.

Please monitor your child(ren) for signs of illness and report any absences to your child’s school, even if your student is fully remote. It is important for the schools to have student absence information on file due to the current COVID-19 safety protocols in place. The Reporting Student Absence Form, which should be completed any time your child is absent from in-person OR virtual school, can be found on our website at It will also be sent to parents/guardians when a student is absent. Any positive COVID-19 test results should also be reported to your child’s school as soon as possible. We appreciate your cooperation and partnership in the interest of everyone’s health and safety.

Anyone with questions or who needs to report a COVID-19 related health issue should contact their building principal or school nurse.

We ask that families continue to follow all safety guidelines outside of school, including proper use of face coverings, social distancing, proper hand hygiene, avoiding gatherings and travel outside of New York State.

Thank you for your continuing efforts to keep our school community safe and buildings open for students and staff.


Dr. Maria Lagana Suttmeier, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools