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  • Parent and community engagement is an important part of the Hudson City School District strategic planning process.  The plan serves as a roadmap for student achievement, academic excellence, social and emotional services and programs, staff development, finances, communications, safety, facilities, technology and Hudson Community Education and Recreation.  We sincerely want your input.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  The survey results, as well as a summary of the feedback from the focus groups, will be made available once completed.  The Impact Group is conducting the online survey at Survey 

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  • january

    Dates to Remember
    • January 20- No School - Martin Luther King Day
    • January 23 - Parent Technology Night  (see information below)
    • January 24 - Wings of Fire - The Dragonet Prophecy book orders due ($6.25; checks made payable to Hudson PTO)
    • February 7 - Third Grade Family Magic Show at  HMS  6:30-8:00 PM (see information below)
    • February 14 - Valentine  Classroom Parties - 2:30-3:30 PM  - Please do not send CANDY in with Valentine's cards.
    • February 17 - No School - President's Day
    • February 26 - SCHOOL NOT IN SESSION for PreK-8 ONLY -  Parent/Teacher Conferences 
    • March 7 - Community Pancake Breakfast at HHS
    • March 9-13 - Right-to-Read Week - Author, Tui T. Sutherland
    • March 23-27  - SPRING BREAK!
    • March 30 - School Resumes
    • April 10 - NO SCHOOL 
    • April 12 - Easter
    • April 14 - English/Language Arts Ohio State Testing - 9:00-11:15
    • April 15 - English/Language Arts Ohio State Testing - 9:00-11:15
    • April 28 - Math Ohio State Testing - 9:00-11:15
    • April 29 - Math Ohio State Testing - 9:00-11:15


    2020 Annual PTO Family Magic Show
    Featuring a preview of the Spring Musical by the Hudson High School Players:  The Little Mermaid
    The Alans Live will be performing this year.  The Alans are bringing their hilarious and interactive magic to the Annual PTO Magic Show for the first time ever!  They are a popular national magic and mentalist act, known for world-class sleight of hand and hilarious audience interaction!
    Doors open at 6 PM.  
    MAGIC SHOW LINK for registration:

    Join us for Parent Technology Night on Thursday, January 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the HHS Auditorium. Melissa McClain, a renowned speaker from Akron Children's Hospital, will present social media stressors that today's children are experiencing and provide tips for parents to help their children build resilience as they navigate social media. See additional details on Peachjar.  

    Explorathon to benefit Akron Children's Hospital
    On January 19, from Noon-6:00 p.m., Hudson High School will be hosting a six-hour dance marathon with dancing, games, and food benefitting the Akron Children's Hospital Miracle Network!  Because this is a community event, we would love to get as much participation as possible from all ages!  Please see the Explorathon flyer in Peachjar for more info.  You can click on the "Learn More" button at the top of the flyer to receive specific information.  We appreciate your support!

    School Closings: Making the Decision and Notifying Parents
    Hudson City Schools use a variety of resources, including television and radio alert stations, Blackboard Mass Notifications (direct calls to parents), our website,, emails, Facebook and Twitter, to notify parents of school closings, most commonly due to severe weather. With Ohio weather, it is often difficult to know exactly when weather conditions may warrant school closings. We want to prepare you as early as possible. We hope you will familiarize yourself with the School Closing Information so you know what is needed to prepare for a cancellation or a delayed start of school. We will use our automated calling system as the first means of communication.  Should school be delayed by 2 hours, McDowell's day will be from 10:55 AM - 3:40 PM, and elementary school students, K-3, will be served a no-choice lunch due to limited preparation and reduced delivery time. Students with allergies will receive the appropriate foods. Typical lunches will be available at East Woods.
    From the Clinic
    With flu and cold season upon us, please be on the watch for sore throats and fevers.  It is our goal to keep the school environment as healthy as possible for all children.  A child will be sent home if he or she has:
    • a temperature of 100 degrees or higher
    • active vomiting or diarrhea
    • suspected contagious illness
    • appears obviously ill

    Please remember children are NOT to bring medications (i.e. cough drops, Tylenol, etc) with them to school on the bus.  If your child needs to take any type of medicine, please contact the nurse's office for more information @ 330-653-1292. 

    Lunch Schedule
    Lunch 1:  11:45-12:05  (recess) ; 12:05-12:32 (eat lunch)
    Chaloupka, Mitchell, Sperry, Montgomery, Molchen, Bartolone, Bulla, Wanders

    Lunch 2 :  12:17-12:37 (recess); 12:37-1:04 (eat lunch)
    Richardson, Weiszner, Selner, Matchinga, Evans, Standley


    Have a great 3-day weekend!
    MLK Day


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