• Lunch and Recess

    • All Hudson Students are now eligible for free breakfast and lunch.
      • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided an unprecedented amount of flexibilities to help schools feed children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this government relief, students will now be able to receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of their financial situation. This extension will help ensure Hudson students have access to nutritious food as our country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
      • All Hudson students are eligible regardless of family income.
      • Access to free breakfast and lunch starts on September 28, 2020, and will last as long as federal funding continues to be available.
      • Free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students, including those who are learning virtually. Meals will be prepared a week at a time, and parents/guardians can pick up meals every Monday from 4:30 to 6:30pm (please note new time), at East Woods Intermediate School (the Old Hudson Middle School) at 77 N. Oviatt St. You must pre-order your meals for pick up by 1pm on Thursday. Please note, beginning Monday, Oct. 19, pickup meals will be available for hybrid students at the high school and VLO students only - K-8 students that were in Blue Group and White Group can now eat at their schools.
    • Staff are able to purchase a lunch as they have in the past.  
    • Hudson Nutrition Services is offering the same breakfast and lunch choices as in the past.  All entrees' (hot and cold), veggies, and fruit will be packaged behind the serving line and given to students and staff in either a lunch bag or tray depending on the lunch.  All items in the kitchens will be handed to the staff and students by food service staff.
    • Touch pads will not be used by staff or students. Staff and students will give the cashier their ID number.  Snacks will be sold at East Woods Intermediate, Middle School, and High School by the cashier. Snacks at the High School will be sold at two locations in the Commons to minimize lines.
    • Staff and students will be instructed on use of "way finding" indicators on the floor.
    • Students should come to lunch at the assigned time, not early. Lunch staff need this time between lunches.
    • K-2: Students will eat in the cafeteria or other designated lunch eating areas at staggered times to ensure appropriate physical distancing.
    • 3-12: Students will eat in the cafeteria, or other designated lunch eating areas, at scheduled times. There will be more lunch periods and less students in each lunch period. Seats may be assigned after the first day. 
    • Each building has determined the seating in the commons areas to provide appropriate physical distancing. Knowing where students are seated in the commons while eating each day is important to COVID-19 contact tracing procedures.
    • Allergies: Students with food allergies will have appropriate accommodations in the commons. We know that food allergies can be life threatening for some students. We will implement plans to ensure that classrooms remain food and/or other allergy-free.
    • Nutrition Services is increasing safety protocols for the preparation, packaging, and serving of food, along with strict guidelines for the sanitizing and cleaning of all surfaces.
    • Lunchroom staff will employ enhanced safety measures:
      • Mask and gloves worn by staff at all times
      • Large plexiglass shields added to the lunch lines and cashiers
      • Additional cleaning of all surfaces and high touch areas  in-between lunch periods
      • Lunches for students and staff will only be handled by lunchroom staff to ensure safety