Dear Parents and Guardians,
The first day of the 2021-2022 school year for students is Thursday, September 9, 2021. All students, grades 9-12 , will begin school in person on September 9th. The school day begins at 8 a.m. Drop off begins at 7:15 a.m. and all students must be in school by 8 a.m. Please be sure your child is wearing a mask before entering the school or bus (more on masks below). Class schedules will be available via Parent/Student Portal accounts shortly.
Upon arrival, students will go to the cafeteria, remain outside or go to the gym. All students will remain masked and socially distanced while indoors awaiting the start of school. Breakfast will be served “grab and go” and will be eaten in their homeroom classes. Lunch for all grades will be in the cafeteria and students will not be allowed to congregate in the halls. Once they finish eating, they can go outside, remain in the cafeteria or they can go to a teacher’s classroom with permission from that teacher ahead of time. This year due to social distancing, we have scheduled two separate lunch periods- Period 5 (11:12-11:42) and Period 7 (12:40-1:10). Students will be scheduled into one of these periods and cannot change them. Students will be asked to check into a lunch table via a QR Code affixed to their tables, verifying where they are seated and whom they are seated with. We will review this process when the students arrive on campus.
Students will be 3 feet apart and masked at all times (except during meal times, supervised mask breaks or outdoor activities). There will be universal indoor masking for everyone inside schools as recommended by the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics. Masks will be optional when outdoors. Students are expected to have their own masks to wear at school and on the bus, however disposable masks will be available as needed (i.e., if a student forgets their mask or their mask becomes soiled). The District will also provide each student with one reusable cloth mask that can be laundered (we suggest hand washing or using a mesh laundry bag with mild detergent and air drying). More information about masks and other topics can be found on our website at www.hudsoncsd.org/reopening-faq-2021.
Afternoon pick up will be at 2:37 p.m. in the front of the building in the Student Parking Lot (Please do not drop off or pick up in the bus loop). Parents/guardians should remain in the car during dismissal. Bus changes are not allowed at this time and all notes requesting a student to leave school early or arrive late will be verified by Mr. Wood in Room 29. Please make sure we have updated emergency contacts to ensure the school knows who can pick up your child(ren).
We cannot wait to see everyone! Please contact us with any questions.
Robert LaCasse, Principal
William Wood, Associate Principal