Reminder to Parents: Virtual Instruction

Dear Tiger Community,

Our goal this year throughout Hudson Falls Central School District is to have 100% of our students learning in-person, 100% of the time. Right now, we are operating on a 100% in-person schedule. But we also know that our current COVID-19 reality may create a situation where we would have to pivot to virtual learning. Before that could happen, we want to equip parents with as much information as we can.

For our youngest learners,  UPK and K Center teachers would get in touch with their students via the Remind or Class Dojo app. Teachers will have instructions on any materials delivery or learning goals for the day. We will also post any instructions or delivery updates on our website hfcsd.org, as well as email them out to parents via our SchoolMessenger system.

Students in grades 1-12 should log on to their Chromebooks and check into their Google Classrooms for instructions from their teachers. If that last sentence just sounded like a foreign language, don’t worry! We’ve got tutorials on our website for anyone that might need a helping hand with technology!

Additionally for the High School, ECCA and CTE programs will run. Buses will leave from and return to the high school at their regularly scheduled times.  Families are responsible for transporting students to and from the high school during the closure.

In the event of a pivot to virtual learning, we would use our SchoolMessenger email, SMS, and phone call system to keep parents updated on any changes. Please make sure that the contact information that you have provided in SchoolTool is still current. If it needs to be updated, please contact our district registrar by phone at (518) 681-4279.

Additionally, we encourage families to connect with the district through our website and social media channels.

Our hope is that we will be able to continue learning in person this entire school year. But I hope that this letter will help everyone prepare for the worst while expecting the best!

Sincerely,

Dan Ward, Superintendent