Welcome Back Students & Families 2020

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome back to school!  Since we closed on March 17 it has been almost 150 days since we have seen you and we can’t wait to bring our school community together again.

Throughout the school year, you will consistently hear us using the term COMMUNITY.  I have learned quickly that community is what we do well in Hudson Falls and is part of our core values.  Therefore during this complex time of COVID, we will work from our strengths.  We will build on teaching ALL students, supporting ALL students, and setting high expectations for ALL students. Our focus for the year will be on teaching and practicing the components of social-emotional learning.  Social-emotional learning is just a fancy term for building relationships and caring for students, parents, and peers.  

Our first student day will be Monday, September 14.  Just like every school year, the start of school is all about organizing your school supplies, getting your teacher assignments or class schedules, and preparing bus route pick-ups and returns. You should be receiving all of this information next week.  And, just like every school year, our faculty and staff are energized and excited to make this the best year for your learning whether it be in-person or virtual.   

However, the school will look different this year.  

  • Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 5:  Students will attend in-person on Monday-Thursday.
  •  Grades 6-12: Split Week Model: In-person and Remote
    • Group 1 – In-person on M/T; Remote of W/R/F
    • Group 2 – In-person on W/R: Remote on M/T/F
  • Special Education: self-contained classes in-person Monday-Thursday
  • Friday:  All students remote instruction 

We are ready for your return.  Desks are distanced.  Hand sanitizer is in every classroom.  Cleaning procedures and air-flow have been upgraded. Masks can be provided and MUST be worn until the 6-foot distancing is secured in the classroom.  

Now we need your help.  First, remind students that masks are for their safety and the safety of their friends!  Second, EACH day before sending your child to school take 2 minutes to do a fever check and answer the health care questions.  We are all in this together and it is critical to send a healthy child to school.  Information about the Before School Health Check and Mobile APP can be found on our WEBSITE.

Some things may be different, but what will not be different is our commitment to you and your children that this will be a successful school year!

Sincerely,

Jon Hunter, Hudson Falls CSD Interim Superintendent