September 29, 2023

Dear Hudson City School District Families and Staff,

I am writing to you today to inform you that a Hold-in-Place was conducted at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School this morning at approximately 9:05 a.m. due to a medical emergency. The Hold-in-Place was lifted at 9:20 a.m. and the individual in question was evaluated by first responders. Instruction was not interrupted and the learning day continued while the Hold-in-Place was in effect.

Additional information on emergency protocols can be found on the Hudson City School District’s website at this link:

Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff is our main priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the district office at 518-828-4360. Thank you for your attention to this important information.


Dr. Juliette Pennyman
Superintendent of Schools
Hudson City School District