Dear Parents/Guardians:

The District was notified of two individuals who tested positive for COVID-19:

  • A remote high school student – The student is fully remote and has not been physically present on campus.
  • A high school student – The student was last present in school on Monday, January 11th.

Regarding the latter, we have been in communication with the Columbia County Department of Health to conduct contact tracing and identify any contacts who need to quarantine as a precaution. If you are not contacted by a District or DOH representative there is no further action needed on your part. At this time, it has been determined that in-person instruction at Hudson Junior/Senior High School can safely continue as planned.

Please remember that if your child is tested for COVID-19 and awaiting test results, they should be kept home until the test result is received and it is negative. We are counting on our families to responsibly abide by the health and safety protocols to keep the spread of COVID-19 out of our schools. Again, it is extremely important to keep your child out of school while awaiting test results in the interest of everyone’s health and safety. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

We all play important roles in maintaining a safe and healthy in-person learning environment for students and staff. Please continue to monitor your family’s health daily, check your child’s temperature prior to sending them to school and keep them home if they are not feeling well. Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to identify them in yourself and others, particularly the loss of taste or smell as that is considered a primary indicator of COVID-19 in asymptomatic individuals. Anyone with questions or who needs to report a COVID-19 related health issue should contact their child’s principal or school nurse.

I understand that you may want additional details, however privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. If you have other questions or need assistance, please contact the main office of your child’s school or your child’s principal.


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