Dear EWIS Families,
It is amazing that we are already through week 3. We appreciate your continued support as we navigate this crazy year. Just 3 quick updates this week:
Hybrid students: Tuesday, Sept. 22nd 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m
Wednesday, Sept. 23rd 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VLO Students: Wednesday, Sept. 23rd 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
VLO teachers have shared a Sign-Up Genius for parent sign-up. If you have not received it, please reach out to your VLO homeroom teacher.
A copy of the EWIS 2020-2021 yearbook is included in the price of each photo packet.
All orders will be placed online. Paper order forms will NOT be sent home with students.
Start with Hello Week: During the week of September 21, we will share the positive message of Start with Hello week with our students via morning announcements. The purpose of Start with Hello week is to help build connections among students, to counteract loneliness and isolationism. With a focus on positive actions students and staff can do, we hope to build upon our culture of inclusiveness. On Wednesday and Thursday, all within Hudson Schools will be encouraged to wear Explorer attire to celebrate our Hudson family and that we are all here to support one another.
Hall of Fame School: Last Fall EW was nominated to be an Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Hall of Fame School. We were recently notified that we have been named a Hall of Fame School and will be honored at the OAESA Conference in June 2021. I am proud of the students, staff, and all of you for your support. EW is an amazing school because of the relationships and connections we have fostered to do what is best for our students.
Have a great weekend!
Due to our current stay-at-home orders, we will be hosting our Hudson Middle School Parent Orientation and our student scheduling online this year.
HMS Parent Information Session:
In lieu of our 5th to 6th Grade Parent Orientation Meeting this year, we are providing our parent presentation via this email. You will find linked here:
- Welcome Video (3 min) from Karen Weber, the 6th grade Principal
- 5th to 6th Grade Parent Orientation Presentation
These items are also posted on the HMS Guidance webpage.
5th-to-6th Grade Student Scheduling:
Your child has the opportunity for choice in his/her electives courses, which is a new component for our students as they move from elementary to middle school. Scheduling information for your 5th grader was mailed this week, which includes:
- 5th to 6th Grade Scheduling Letter welcoming you to Hudson Middle School
- 5th to 6th Grade Scheduling Worksheet and Course Descriptions document for your child to begin planning his/her elective choices
These items are also posted on the HMS Guidance webpage.
On Monday, April 6, your child’s East Woods homeroom teacher will be sharing a Google Form in Google Classroom for your child to enter his/her elective choices. Your child is asked to submit this by Tuesday, April 14.
If you have any questions about the middle school scheduling process or about the sixth grade experience, feel free to email Karen Weber (6th grade Principal) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Montecalvo (counselor) at email@example.com.
Michael J. Sedlak Karen Weber
EW Principal HMS 6th grade Principal
March 13, 2020
Dear EW families,
First, we thank you very much for your flexibility and patience as we navigate these uncharted waters. Your graciousness is much appreciated.
I did want to let you know that I made an announcement (on our video morning announcements) that stated:
Starting Monday, we will be navigating uncharted waters. As you may know, due to Governor DeWine’s announcement, all schools in Ohio will be closed at least through Friday, April 3. That time includes our spring break. We want to reassure you that we are all here for you and working our very hardest to ensure that you are supported and that you are growing and learning.
Mr. Morris, Mrs. Dorsey, and I will be coming to all of your classrooms today to talk to you more about the next three weeks. We appreciate your flexibility in taking a break to listen when we arrive.”
We then talked to each team individually and answered questions at the end of our conversation.
These are the items discussed:
This is a situation that no one has ever had to face before.
We know they (students) have questions. So do teachers, parents, etc. We will find those answers for them.
How they can help:
Stay home for 3 weeks to stop spreading germs
Practice good hygiene and healthy habits
Working hard for their teachers online
Continuing to: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Ready
This is new to all of us - including parents - so they need to Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Ready at home too.
We explained the schedule:
Monday and Tuesday will be planning time for teachers - Students not responsible for any work those days.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, teachers will provide instruction through Google Classroom and other online tools.
Week of Spring Break - No online class for students
Week of March 30-April 3 - Assignments online
Instruction will look different than we are used to. Our teachers are selecting the most important topics you need to learn during this time.
There is not a “set” schedule - parents and students will come up with their own schedule
We are NOT recommending they sit in front of the screen for 6-7 hours per day for school - including (especially) for video games.
[There was some grumbling when we talked about that.] :)
UA teachers will also be providing lessons and activities. They will communicate through your homeroom google classroom how and when to proceed.
This is something different. Different sometimes feels weird. We all think this is different and weird, but we can work together, learn, and grow to make it an exciting opportunity.
Really smart people have figured out this is the best way to prevent the spread of the disease.
Mrs. Dorsey is available too for you or for their social-emotional needs. They all have access to the Counselor’s Classroom where they can contact her at any time. Parents can also contact Mrs. Dorsey for any additional needs.
Again, we appreciate your continued support as we support our students through this journey. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Michael J. Sedlak
Life is better, down where it's wetter.... Under the Sea!!!Join Hudson High School’s cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid for an Under The Sea Adventure with Ariel and Friends on April 11th where you will meet Ariel, Eric, Flounder and many more. Enjoy crafts, ocean themed snacks, stories with Scuttle and a special sneak peek performance by our cast. You can even get a special photo with any of the characters. It will be a true Disney experience and you can purchase your ticket now at:
From the nursing staff...It is cold and flu season!!Practice everyday preventive actions to STOP the SPREAD of Germs
- if you are sick with flu symptoms stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (without OTC medication)
- cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or cough and sneeze into your elbow space
- wash your hands with soap and water frequently throughout the day
- avoid touching your T zone- your eyes, nose and mouth as germs enter your body this way