Parent 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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Parents/Caregivers

Frequently Asked Questions

We developed this Frequently Asked Questions page to help keep our community informed. As you know, this is a rapidly changing public health situation. We are doing our best to adapt to the continuous changes and guidance from local, state and federal officials.

Home/Online Learning Resources

Click here for information and resources related to at-home learning. It includes useful information about student expectations, grading, Google Classroom and library resources (as well as resources to support mental health and well being).

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.

With our instruction remaining online for the foreseeable future, please be reminded of our District’s Computer/Network Acceptable Use Policy, which governs the use of school computers and online platforms both on and off of school premises. All such use must be for the purpose of education and related research pertaining to the student’s assignments. Students should be aware that their internet traffic is visible to the school whenever a student is logged into their HCSD Google account. Students should also not expect that information stored on their school computer will be private. Student data files and other electronic storage areas are treated like school lockers, meaning these areas are considered to be District property subject to control and inspection, and that school officials may access student files and communications without prior notice to ensure that students are complying with school policy. Students who engage in unacceptable use of District computers and online platforms may be subject to discipline in accordance with the District Code of Conduct.

How to Talk to Your Children/Family About Coronavirus

Mental Health & Wellness

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.

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:

Faculty Pages

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.

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.

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.

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.