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August 19. 2022

Hudson Elementary Weekly Update

8-19-22

Upcoming Dates
 
 

Upcoming Dates

August:

22: First Day of School

22: PTO Parent Coffee (after drop off on the front lawn))

 

September:

5: No School

9: PTO Ice Cream Social (3:30-4:30)

12: Late Start

14: PTO Meeting @ 6:30

15: School Picture Day

16: Early Release @ 11:45

26: Late Start

 
 
First Day of School
 

First Day of School

On Monday, August 22, you will be allowed to enter the building and walk your children to the doors of their classrooms. Our doors will open at 7:40. We are excited we can have visitors back in our building.

 

Once you reach the door we ask that you say good-bye to your child and let them come into the classroom themselves so that they can begin to learn routines and connect with their classmates and teacher!

 

At 7:50 am the bell will ring and we invite you to gather on the front lawn for the Hudson PTO's welcome back coffee.

 

On Tuesday, August 23rd we ask that you follow our typical arrival procedures. Below is a reminder of those:

 

Arrival

Unless students are eating breakfast at Hudson, we ask that they not arrive prior to 7:40 a.m. due to adult supervision. The school day begins promptly at 7:50 so we ask that your student(s) arrive on time. If your child rides a bike to school, we ask that if he/she is in grades K-2 he/she be accompanied by an adult. The bike racks are located on the blacktop by the basketball goals on the west side of the building. Also, students need to use crosswalks when they are available. If your child is a car rider in grades K-3, please drop him/her off in our circle drive. Also, we ask that you wait for the cars in front of you to exit the drive, before leaving. Please do not go around any cars. Kindergarten and first grade students will line up bygrade level at the doors closest to the office. Second and third grade students will line up by the doors closest to the library. If your child is a car rider in grades four or five, please drop them off in our circle drive and then they are to proceed to our back lot near the Hudson Garden OR they can be dropped off from O’Day. If you pull onto O’Day, please do NOT turn around in the driveways of neighbors. We do block our parking lot off during this time to help ensure the safety of our students. They will then line up on the black top near our garden.

 

 

 

Dismissal

Dismissal will begin at 2:50. Dismissal on early release days will begin at 11:45. These dates can be found on our calendar and I will also list them in upcoming dates in my Weekly Update. Students who are riding bikes will be dismissed from the rear of the building. Students who are walking home will be dismissed from classrooms and will be supervised by staff members as they leave. If you are picking your child up from school and you choose not to be a part of the pick-up line, please come to the atrium located at our parking lot to the east of the main entrance. For atrium pick up, you must enter the parking lot via Kortwright (please do not cut through the pick up line.)If you are picking your child up from school and are part of the pick-up line please enter the front circle of the school using the Kortwright/Hudson entrance. A staff member will be supervising this line and will call for students to be dismissed via the main entrance.

 

Late Start Mondays

This year the District will be implementing Late Start Mondays. On these days students who are enrolled in late start supervision may begin arriving at 7:40. For all other students, arrival will begin at 8:50 with the final bell/class beginning at 9:05.

 

If you need late start supervision but have not yet signed up, please use the following link for sign-up: https://forms.gle/TV3XSqWJgLw8myBM8

 

Dates for late start Mondays are as follows:

 

  • September 12th
  • September 26th
  • October 10th
  • October 24th
  • November 14th
  • November 28th
  • December 12th
  • January 9th
  • January 23rd
  • February 13th
  • February 27th
  • March 13th
  • March 27th
  • April 10th
  • April 24th
  • May 8th

 

If you have any questions please reach out to Kyla Croft at 314.963.6466 or croft.kyla@wgmail.org.

 

 
Reduced and Free Lunch
 
 

Reduced and Free Lunch

Children need healthy meals to learn. Webster Groves School District offers healthy meals every school day. For the 2022-23 school year, we will beginning charging kids for breakfast and lunch. At the elementary schools, breakfast costs $1.75; lunch costs $2.80.

 

If or when you are in need of Free or Reduced price please complete the application: linked The reduced costs are $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.

 
 

Subscribing to the Hudson Calendar

We have created a live Hudson Calendar to share events with you throughout the year. If you would like to subscribe to our calendar here is the link along with instructions on how to subscribe the calendar to your device.

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/c_lg2hnkr77ajib8v0i2a4l30u98%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

iOS Devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
To subscribe using your iPhone or iPad:

Click your iPhone Settings icon.
Select Calendar
Select Accounts.
Select Add Account
Select Other
Select Add Subscribed Calendar at the bottom of the list.
Enter the subscription link (shown above) in the server field.
Click Next in the top right hand corner of the screen.
The URL will be verified, and your subscription information will display.
Click Save.


To view this calendar on your iPhone:

Click the Calendar icon on your iPhone’s home screen.
Click the Calendars button on the bottom of your default calendar screen.
Select the name of the calendar you have just added. A check mark will appear next to it.
Click Done.
Events from this calendar will now display on your iPhone calendar.

Android Devices and Google Calendar
To subscribe using your Google Calendar:

Open your Google Calendar.
Locate Other Calendars on the left hand side of the screen toward the bottom.
Click the arrow to the right of Other Calendars.
Select Add by URL from the list.
Enter the subscription link (shown above) in the field. If you would like these events to be public, check the box next to Make the calendar publicly accessible.
Click Add Calendar.
Microsoft Outlook
To subscribe manually using Outlook 2010, 2016, or Outlook 365:

Click Calendar in Outlook.
Click Open Calendar.
Select From Internet.
Enter the subscription link (shown above) in the field.
Click Add.

 
News from Mrs. Diemler
 

News from Mrs. Diemler

Welcome back to Hudson! As we start this school year, we feel so grateful to be together. The support of this community is the foundation of our students' progress and strength. We'd like to showcase the families that belong to Hudson. By September 1st, please send a photo of your family with your family's name(s) to Claire Diemler in the office or electronically to diemler.claire@wgmail.org.
 
Notes from Our Nurse
 

Notes from Our Nurse

Please start planning to get forms from your child's doctor if your child has a Health Plan, Asthma Plan or takes medicine while at school. For more information please see the WGSD Health Services Webpage. Please email Nurse Darcie DeNeal with any questions or concerns @ deneal.darcie@wgmail.org.
 
WGSD District News
 

WGSD District News

Please check out the Back to School Guide from WGSD

 

 

District Health and Safety Updates

As we begin the school year, the health and safety of our students and staff will continue to be our top priorities. After thoughtful consideration, and based on guidance and recommendations from the St. Louis County Department of Public Health and other health experts, this Thursday night we will ask the Board to formally approve the following change to our COVID-19 mitigation practices beginning Monday, August 22:

 

  • Beginning on the first day of school, face coverings will be recommended, not required, indoors while Community Levels for St. Louis County are high. We will continue to monitor cases in our schools, but will not utilize a threshold to move to a mask-required status. Anyone may continue to wear masks while at school. Masks continue to be an effective mitigation strategy against COVID-19 and other airborne viruses.

 

Currently, Community Levels for St. Louis County are high, which means face coverings would be recommended, not required, indoors. When local conditions move to low or medium levels, face coverings would be optional.

 

You can view our updated plan here, which includes but is not limited to continued maintenance of a data dashboard, access to vaccinations and testing, and continued requirements for quarantine and isolation.

 

Since the start of the pandemic, we have done our best to navigate this challenging time by relying on the guidance of experts in public health and infectious disease, experts in education and child development, and the guiding principles laid out in our Return to School Plan. Also, we will continue to monitor the impact of our decision on our students, staff and families.

 

We have done our best to accommodate the educational, physical, and social-emotional needs of our children and staff from the start, and will continue to do so moving forward. If there’s support we can provide you or your child, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s school and they will do what they can to partner with you in meeting your child’s and family’s needs.

 
From the Hudson PTO
 

From the Hudson PTO

PTO Parent Coffee on First Day of School - Front Lawn:

Join fellow Hudson families and Hudson PTO for a free coffee and treat on the front lawn at Hudson after drop off on the first day of school, Monday, August 22nd. We will hang out for an hour or so to give people a chance to say hello. Join us near the picnic tables right after drop-off for a little pick-me-up as we transition from summer to the school year.

 

Hudson PTO Ice Cream Social:

This favorite Hudson ritual will be back this year! Join PTO and fellow Hudson families for a family social after school on Friday, September 9th from 3-4:30pm on the Hudson Playground. Adventure Club students will join the fun and all parents and students of Hudson are welcome to stop by for a cool treat and a chance to greet other families and usher in the new school year at Hudson.

 

Important Links

Connect with Hudson Elementary
 

Connect with Hudson Elementary

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    Vision
    Hudson Elementary School is a community of independent thinkers who pursue their passions in a joyful learning environment.

    Mission
    The Hudson School community is committed to nurturing resilient, lifelong learners.