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2021-22 School Year

In our ongoing effort to give up-to-date information about the reopening of schools in September 2021, we will be centralizing updates on this page. Please check back regularly for the latest information.


Parent Portal

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.


Absence Reporting Form

If your child is absent for ANY reason, please fill out a Reporting Student Absence Form to indicate the reason they are absent from in-person OR virtual school. Completed forms will remain confidential and be sent directly the school(s) your child(ren) attend(s):

The Hudson City School District remains committed to providing a safe learning environment and it is vitally important for the schools to have your child’s absence information on file due to the current COVID-19 safety protocols in place. We appreciate your cooperation and partnership in the interest of everyone’s health and safety. If you have any questions about the Reporting Student Absence Form, please contact your child’s principal at 518-828-4360.


Academic Resources

K-8 Literacy & Math (Critical Concepts Parent Guide)  – This guide includes:

  • Key items children should be learning in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics at each grade level
  • Links, in blue and underlined, to activities that you can access at home to support your child’s learning
  • Links, in blue and underlined, to information that will help you understand grade-level expectations

Alfabetización y Matemáticas K-8 (Guía para Padres de Conceptos Críticos)


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.

For additional food assistance, see this list of local no-cost food assistance resources available in our area. It includes local food pantry information, dates and times of operation, as well as food support programs within our schools.


Bullying Prevention & Reporting

Click here for resources to help you address the topic of bullying with your children. Learn more about the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) and key definitions of bullying. To report a suspected bullying situation, please click here.

Here is a family resource for Confronting COVID-19-Related Harassment in Schools.



Individual school calendars are located on the respective school pages. Or, click here to view all the calendars together on the Calendar page.


Code of Conduct

Hudson City School District Code of Conduct Plain Language Summary – includes Student Rights and Responsibilities, Dress Code, Prohibited Student Conduct, Disciplinary Procedures, and Visitors to the Schools

A full copy of the Code of Conduct is available to any student, parent, guardian, employee, or community member upon request.


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:


Faculty Pages

Some teachers maintain faculty pages with information related to their specific classes. Click here to view Faculty Pages.


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. Click here for district information regarding FERPA.


Food Assistance

Here is a list of no-cost food assistance resources available in our area. It includes local food pantry information, dates and times of operation, as well as food support programs within our schools.


NYSED Parent Dashboard

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has developed a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. The Parent Dashboard offers information on all public schools including charter schools. We invite parents and other stakeholders to explore the Parent Dashboard and then provide feedback via an online feedback survey available in 17 languages. NYSED will use this feedback to identify the data that is most useful to parents and the public and to make improvements to the website.


Rights for Students with Uncertain Housing

If your family is in a temporary or inadequate living situation due to a loss of housing, your child might be eligible for certain educational rights and services under the McKinney-Vento Act. See the brochures below for more information about McKinney-Vento rights and supports:

If you need assistance, please use this referral form. Your responses will be confidential and sent directly to our McKinney-Vento Coordinator.


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.


School Emergencies/Drills

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.


Supply Lists

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.


Water Testing

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.


Other Notifications

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.