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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.

 

2020-21 School Year

In our ongoing effort to give up-to-date information about the reopening of schools in September 2020, we will be centralizing updates on this page. Please check back regularly for the latest information.

Remote Learning (2020-21)

Every Wednesday will be a remote learning day (PK-12) while the school buildings are closed for cleaning. Click here for remote learning information and resources, including Google Classroom guides, remote learning schedules, student expectations, library resources, and Help Desk contact information (as well as resources to support mental health and well being).

 

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

 

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).

 

Calendars

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.

 

FERPA Notification & Opt-Out Form

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; yearbooks. 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.

 

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, Heather Lincoln.

 

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.