Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Parents/Caregivers
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The Hudson City School District is committed to providing educational resources for our students during this time of extended closure. We realize that you cannot replicate the school day at home, but hopefully these educational materials will help the extended leave from our classes.
CLICK HERE for a list of resources to support students with online learning opportunities and remote instruction (organized by grade level/building as well as content area). Each teacher and grade level will be different, however we compiled this general webpage to outline the various digital learning resources at our disposal.
How to Talk to Your Children/Family About Coronavirus
Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus
How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
BrainPop cartoon video explaining Coronavirus
NPR Comic for Kids explaining Coronavirus
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty
Fear and Anxiety – An Age by Age Guide to Common Fears, The Reasons for Each and How to Manage Them
How to Talk About Coronavirus With Kids
The Yucky Bug – Julia Cook
So You’ve Got Questions about Coronavirus
Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Published by the National Association of School Psychologists)
Mental Health & Wellness
Mental Health & Anxiety video resources
Taking Care of your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus
Down Dog App, which includes the apps Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7-Minute Workout, is free until April 1st and has exercises you can do at home
Feeling Anxious Or Worried? Listen To These 8 Podcasts
Coronavirus Anxiety: 4 Ways to Cope with Fear
Help Kids Manage Anxiety around the Coronavirus (3 Expert Videos)
Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety
Expert Offers Practical Advice to Manage Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Helping Children and Teens Cope with Anxiety About COVID-19
The Parent Portal is a free, computer-based online system that allows parents/guardians to view their child’s attendance, schedule, grades, progress reports and disciplinary referrals. Click here for more information about how to sign up or to log in to Parent Portal.
Breakfast & Lunch Menus
All Hudson students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 are eligible to receive FREE school breakfast and lunch. Get the menus and learn more on the Food Services webpage.
Bullying Prevention & Reporting
Many organizations, school districts, educators and parents have publicly expressed concern about the bullying of children. Click here for resources to help you address the topic of bullying with your children, as well as contact information for the DASA Coordinators in each of our schools (for reporting bullying situations).
Individual school calendars are located on the respective school pages. Or, click here to view all the calendars together on the Calendar page.
Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures
Help ensure safe and smooth arrival/dismissal each day by following the drop off and pick up procedures for each school:
- Elementary School Drop Off/Pick Up
- Junior High School Drop Off/Pick Up
- Senior High School Drop Off/Pick Up
Some teachers maintain faculty pages with information related to their specific classes. Click here to view Faculty Pages.
School Cancellation Procedures/Parent Emergency Notification
The Superintendent has the authority to close school. Information will be provided to parents, guardians or persons in parental relation to the students in the event of schools closings, emergency incident or an early dismissal through the use of local and regional radio and TV stations. In addition, the District will utilize the automated call notification procedure.
For weather-related closings, we recommend using phone, text or email alerts. Local news websites will also have school closure information that updates frequently:
If you would like more information, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 518-828-4360, ext. 2101.
We strive to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all students and staff. In a school emergency or drill, your cooperation and understanding will help to ensure the safety and security of your child. Learn more about the different types of safety drills and what you should do in the event your child contacts you during a school-related emergency or practice drill.
Sharing Student Directory Information
In order to publicize student accomplishments or specific educational programs, school officials may occasionally release directory information for use in school district publications, on district websites/social media pages, or to the media for public relations purposes. Examples include: sharing student names and grade levels to publish honor rolls or other recognition lists; sharing student photographs and courses of study to highlight projects or academic programs. We will never distribute private information such as addresses or phone numbers.
Click here to learn more about this exception to FERPA and the types of directory information we might share to publicize student accomplishments. Parents/guardians who object to the release of their child’s name, grade level, photograph, etc. should notify their child’s building principal in writing on or before October 1 in any school year.
School supply lists are posted under the appropriate school’s webpage. Visit the Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School page for the K-5 supply lists. Visit the Hudson Junior High School page for the Grades 6-8 supply lists. High school students will find out what supplies they need on the first day of classes.
Visitor Management System
All visitors are required to show photo identification before entering our schools during regular school hours (effective November 26, 2018). Each visitor will be screened using our new School Gate Guardian visitor management system, which performs a simple background check. Click here to learn more about School Gate Guardian.
In accordance with New York State law (S.8158/A.10740), the Hudson City School District routinely tests water in all school buildings for lead contamination and makes the results publicly available. Please visit our Water Testing webpage for more information about recent testing.
Click here for other Annual Notifications for parents/guardians such as Body Mass Index Reporting, Parent’s Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security, Pesticide Notification, Request for Teacher Scores/Ratings and more.