Reopening Updates and Information

Public information sessions | Letters from the district | NYS guidance | Meal distribution | Child care information | NYS travel advisory | HFCSD health protocols | Health screening app | School supplies | Building hours

Frequently Asked Questions

View some of the most common questions about our reopening plan.

NYS COVID Data Dashboard

Click here to view New York State’s Dashboard of Confirmed COVID cases in schools state-wide.

Reopening Plan

View the Hudson Falls Central School District reopening plan.

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Governor’s Office

On Monday, July 13, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the threshold criteria for reopening schools. The Governor will use these criteria to make a final decision on the reopening of schools for the Capital Region and the rest of New York State. This decision is expected to be made between Aug. 1-7.

New York state’s school reopening decisions will be made using these criteria:

  • Open: Schools can open in a region in phase 4 where there is an infection rate at or below 5% (14-day average)
  • Close: Schools will close if the regional infection rate rises above 9% (7-day average)

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New York State Education Department

On Thursday, July 16, the New York State Education Department released guidance to help schools and school districts as they plan to reopen, whether that occurs in person, remotely, or in a combination of the two. Read the guidance document.

Meal distribution

As of June 30, our emergency feeding program was discontinued. The Summer Feeding School program started up for the summer on July 1 and will run through August 14.  Learn more about the summer feeding program.

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Child care information

If you are an essential worker or first responder in need of child care during the summer, please email

NYS Travel Advisory – Family Trips Outside New York

Governor Cuomo announced on March 11th, 2021, that travelers will no longer be required to quarantine upon returning from domestic travel, as of April 1st. Quarantine is still required for international travelers, and travelers are still required to complete a New York State Traveler Health form.

Even with the new rules in place, please monitor all members of your family for signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Do not come to school if you or your child have any symptoms of illness.

For more information, please see

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Health protocols and important information

Home COVID-19 Testing Kits

Home COVID-19 testing kits are NOT accepted as proof of COVID-19 testing. According to our partners at Washington County Public Health, Hudson Falls CSD may only accept a test that has been administered by a health care provider to allow students to return to school with the appropriate documentation.

Refusal to test

After families are notified that their child is exhibiting signs/symptoms of COVID-19 they have 48 hours to take their child to a healthcare provider for COVID-19 testing. 

If a family refuses to test after 48 hours from symptom onset, Hudson Falls CSD is required to pass along you and your child’s information to Washington County Public Health. Washington County Public Health will then be in contact with you. Refusal to test will result in Washington County Public Health presuming your student is COVID-19 positive and will then quarantine the entire household. 

Health Screening App

Hudson Falls Central School District has adopted Good2BeBack, a software application designed to help our students and staff report their health conditions each day before they leave home. This allows everyone to begin their day safely and quickly. Click the link below for more info, as well as a tutorial.

Good2BeBack App For Daily Health Reporting

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School Supply Lists

School Hours

AM & PM Building Hours

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