• The Hudson Ready Back to School Plan is a comprehensive plan that is based on the guidance we have received from the Center for Disease Control, Ohio Department of Education, Summit County Public Health, Akron Children’s Hospital, American Academy of Pediatrics, and recommendations from the Ohio Governor’s Office. In addition, your feedback from the Parent Survey has been instrumental in helping us build our plan. We believe that having our students in school with safety protocols in place for COVID-19 is what is best for most children. With the new guidance we received from Summit County Public Health on August 10th, the Hudson City School District Board of Education recommended and passed a resolution to open the school year in the Option 1, Hybrid Model.

    As quickly as Summit County moved from a risk level of Orange to Red and then back to Orange, we know that in the next few weeks, and months, the risk levels may change again and again. Crucial to our plan as we move forward is the ability to pivot and be flexible as we make decisions about what learning models/options will best help us keep our students safe.

    The District has two options for student learning: Option 1 provides transitions that will help us pivot during risk level changes from ALL IN (students attend school five days per week), to a Hybrid model (students alternate days between attending school, and remote learning 2.0 at home). Option 2 provides 100% full-time virtual learning at home by semester or trimester depending on the age of your child(ren).

2020-2021 Learning Modules

  • Option 1: ALL IN
  • Option 1: HYBRID
  • Option 1: Remote Learning 2.0
  • Option 2: Virtual Learning Program

Transitioning Between Learning Models

  • There are many factors to consider, and with changing circumstances, our plans may change often this year. All of us will continue to focus on the student experience, the safety of our students, the safety of our employees, and the academic experience we exist to provide. 

    Ohio COVID-19 Risk Levels will be used as a guide for level transitions, however other factors may be considered when determining learning models. 

    • The District or an individual building may be directed to close by Summit County Public Health (SCPH). If the Ohio Department of Health (ODE) or SCPH develop "District Specific" Risk Levels those may become triggers for changes.
    • Schools would move to a more restrictive learning environment if the risk level increases (e.g. red to purple) most likely the Monday following the Thursday announcement of COVID-19 numbers in Summit County or the state of Ohio.

    The recommendation from Summit County Public Health states:

    In order to recommend the safe return of all students, SCPH would need to see the majority of the following indicators change:

    • Sustained declining cases in Summit County for ideally 4-6 weeks;
    • A move to a yellow- risk status as defined by the Ohio Public Health Advisory System;
    • Increased testing capacity for youth;
    • A decrease in hospitalizations, which is a marker for community spread.

    While we are still learning about these indicators and determining if we need to adjust the color levels in our plan, for planning purposes, parents should expect that we will remain in Hybrid through September. We will continue to monitor the data being provided by Summit County Public Health and will be prepared to transition to remote learning if the risk level moves to purple or upon the recommendations and guidance of public health authorities.

Option 1

  • All In: All students in school every day with increased safety protocols including 3' social distancing.

    Hybrid: 50% of students in school every other day (Fridays rotate) at 6' social distance.

    Remote Learning 2.0: All students learn from home when necessary to transition to remote learning. 

    Ohio COVID-19 Risk Levels will be used as a guide for level transitions, however other factors may be considered when determining learning models.

    • The district or an individual building may be directed to close by Summit County Public Health.
    • If ODE or SCPH develop "District Specific" Risk Levels those may become triggers for changes.
    • If teacher and staff COVID-19 absenteeism outpaces available substitutes, any school may shift to Hybrid or Remote Learning, and services may be modified or reduced.

    Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines for the Public

    Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidance from the Ohio Department of Health.

Option 2

  • K-5

    Families choosing for their child(ren) to remain at home to receive 100% full-time virtual learning will receive online instruction from a certified Hudson elementary school teacher using synchronous and asynchronous methods.

    6-12

    Families choosing for their child(ren) to remain at home to receive 100% full-time virtual learning will be able to access online courses through an online service partner (APEX) specializing in online learning (6-12), paid for by the District. Students will be assigned to a Hudson teacher who will monitor instruction and progress.

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