Accessing Hudson High School – Parking and Building

Site map of Hudson High School with parking and student drop-off.

Welcome back to Hudson High School!

We are excited to begin the 2017-2018 school year. This year will be unique as we live and learn in a school under construction. Thank you in advance for your patience. Working together, we will ensure students have a successful school year.

Students and parents are welcome to “walk their schedule”  anytime during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday,  August 16th.

Every 9-12 student will begin school on August 17th and should report to advisory by 7:28 AM.  

There are a few important notes for parking and getting around our school during construction.

Parking

  • Student Parking
    • Students with permits may park in the new southwest or south lot.
    • As of now, we are not utilizing St. Pat’s Church for student parking.
    • Students will NOT be able to access the parking from the north side of the school. Automatic gates have been put into place to prevent access. For safety reasons, we want to keep student traffic separate from bus traffic.
  • Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up
    • We ask parents to enter the east entrance by the stadium (Wisconsin and Vine Streets). Follow the loop to the student drop-off indicated in purple on the map.
  • Visitor Parking and Handicapped Parking
    • All visitors should enter the site from Vine Street. There is no access to visitor parking from the north side of the school. The north side of the school is reserved for staff parking and bus traffic. There are automatic gates that will prevent visitors from driving from the north to the south parking lots.
    • Parking spaces are designated along the south side of the west wing of the school by the temporary main office (Door 7).

Bus Drop-Off and Pick-Up

  • All bus traffic will be entering on the north side of the school.
  • Bussed students will enter the school at Door 10.

Getting Around Inside the Building

  • Temporary Main Office
    • Our main office is temporarily located at Door 7 on the south side of the west wing. This is the secure entrance where visitors must check in before entering the school
  • Temporary Hallway
    • As the new addition on the front of the school is completed, a temporary hallway has been installed to safely move students from the east wing to the west wing.  We expect to replace the temporary hallway with a more permanent structure by October. 
  • Signs will be posted to assist you on how to move between the east and west sides of the building. 

We will continue to send updates as construction is completed in various areas and new space opens up. We are excited to open the school with the newly renovated STRIVE, Family and Consumer Science, and Special Education spaces. If you have a chance to visit these classrooms, please do. It will give you an idea of what we have to look forward to throughout the school next year.

There will be extra staff helping in the parking lot and inside the building to guide students through the transition back to school.

Middle School & High School Start Times

close up of school bus front

We are working hard to make sure the transition back to school is as smooth as possible. We know the construction at both schools creates challenges for our families. Below is information that will help with your planning for your child’s return to school on August 17th.

Student Transportation and School Start Times

In order to improve safety and reduce vehicle congestion at the High School, changes have been made to bus routes. This change impacts the Middle School’s start and ending time.

  • The Middle School will now start at 7:50 AM and end at 2:57 PM.
  • The High School start and end time will remain at 7:28 AM and 2:43 PM.

​The Middle School site will be a bus transfer site. Some High School students, depending on bus routes, will transfer to a new bus at the Middle School and then continue to the High School. This system of transfers will reduce the number of buses going to the High School and help with congestion. All of the High School buses will now drop off on the back side of the school (north side). There will no longer be bus traffic mixing with student/visitor vehicles in the front parking and drop-off areas.

Many of the Middle School students will have a later bus pick-up time than they did last year due to these changes. Middle School students will be provided supervision in the morning before school starts. The building will be open for students at 7:05 AM. Students arriving at school early may choose to go to their house area or eat breakfast as part of Nutrition Services’ new Middle School breakfast program.

We understand the change to the Middle School start and end times impacts families. We also apologize for not being able to provide this information sooner. We were not able to calculate the number of buses and routes needed until we had identified the number of students requesting bus transportation. Bus pick-up and drop-off notices should arrive in the mail early the week of August, 7th.


In- Person/Walk-In Registration Days

Middle School – August 7-8

Students may register online or in person at the school. Families coming to the In-Person registration days should park in the south parking lot and enter at the Main Office doors numbered 1M. The school will have staff available during the registration dates and times below to assist and answer questions. These are the only dates and times that will be available for in-person registration.

In-Person Middle School Registration Dates & Times:

  • 8th grade – August 7th: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • 7th grade – August 7th: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • 6th grade – August 8th: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Please note, the Middle School Office will be CLOSED Friday, August 11th.

Student pictures will be taken by Lifetouch during the in-person registration. Students will also be able to pick up class schedules, pay fees, and deposit money into school lunch accounts if this has not already been completed during online registration. Families with children at multiple grade levels may register and pay fees at the same time.

School Supply lists for each grade level are on the school webpage, under the ACADEMICS tab. Many local retailers also have copies of the supply lists.

Students participating in athletics need to submit sports participation fees, registration, and appropriate health physical cards prior to participating in practices. Athletic registration and payment can be submitted via FeePay beginning August 1st. Families may also pick up forms in the Middle School Office prior to registration and drop off completed forms during the in-person registration days.

Questions regarding online registration can be directed to Hudson Middle School at 715.377.3820 or the Hudson School District’s Information & Technology Dept. at 715.377.3709.


High School – August 8th, 12:00-6:00 PM at St. Patrick’s Church lower level (1500 Vine Street)

Please note, it is not necessary to attend the Walk-In Registration if you have completed the online registration process in Skyward/Family Access, and you have paid  your fees in FeePay.

Student schedules will not be available in printed form on the day of the Walk-In Registration.

Schedules will be available online starting August 9th for those who have registered online and paid their fees.

  • FeePay for High School Registration will open on August 1st.
  • The link to place your Lifetouch order online will be available on August 1st as well.
  • Photos will be taken at the Walk-In Registration, but will also be taken on August 18th, the second day of school. Students will have photos taken by class, to ensure that everyone gets a photo for their student ID. There will also be photo retakes on Friday, October 6th.

FeePay Student Fees – August 1st

Families needing to submit Student Fees, Athletic Fees, add money to student meal accounts and School Age Care will be able to access their 2017-2018 accounts beginning August 1st. If you have questions regarding the FeePay online payment service please click on this link to the School District website: http://hudsonraiders.org/for-families/online-payments-feepay-information/ or contact your child’s school.

Questions may be directed to school building or submitted to: connections@hudsonraiders.org

 

Elementary School Open House – August 15

School bus driving down road with fall tree foliage along the roadway.

Hudson Elementary Schools will hold Open Houses in their buildings on Tuesday, August 15 from 5:00-6:30 PM

During the Open House families will be able to meet their children’s teachers and visit classrooms. Additional staff from Nutrition Services, Health Assistants, and School Age Care will be available to answer questions.

School Pictures

School pictures will be taken the Willow River, Hudson Prairie, Houlton, and North Hudson Elementary School Open Houses between 4:00-8:00 PM.  School pictures for River Crest Elementary School will be September 29th and EP Rock Elementary School will be August 25th.

First Day of School – Thursday, August 17

First Day of Hudson Community 4K – Monday, August 21

First Day of Kindergarten – Tuesday, August 22

If you have questions regarding registration or open house, please contact your child’s school or the School District administrative office.

  • EP Rock Elementary School – 715.377.3840
  • Houlton Elementary School – 715.377.3850
  • Hudson Prairie Elementary School – 715.377.3860
  • North Hudson Elementary School – 715.377.3870
  • River Crest Elementary School – 715.377.3890
  • Willow River Elementary School – 715.377.3880
  • District Administrative Service Center – 715.377.3880

Hudson High School Registration – August 8

Raider logo

Registration will be held on August 8th from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m., at St. Patrick’s Church in the lower level.

  • The Church’s address is:  1500 Vine Street, Hudson.

Please note, it is not necessary to attend the Walk-In Registration if you have completed the online registration process in Skyward/Family Access, and you have paid  your fees in FeePay.

Student schedules will not be available in printed form on the day of the Walk-In Registration.  Schedules will be available online starting August 9th for those who have registered online and paid their fees.

  •  FeePay for High School Registration will open on August 1st.
  •  The link to place your Lifetouch order online will be available on August 1st as well.
  •  Photos will be taken at the Walk-In Registration, but will also be taken on August 18th, the second day of  school. Students will have photos taken by class, to ensure that everyone gets a photo for their student ID.  There will also be  photo retakes on Friday, October 6th.

 

Stadium Open House – Postponed to September 9th

View of the Raider Stadium bleachers prior to the addition of the bleacher seats.

We are regretfully delaying the community Raider Stadium Open House and celebration scheduled for this Saturday, August 19th. Over the past several weeks, weather has not been on our side. We believe our highest priority is to focus our construction efforts on opening the High School for students on time and safely this Thursday, August 17th.

We have decided to schedule Saturday, September 9th as our alternate Raider Stadium Open House. Our plan for the event will remain the same. The event is intended to be a community celebration of this new space that will serve our athletes of all ages.

Hudson Raider Stadium Community Open House

Saturday, September 9th

  • 6:00 PM – Opening Ceremonies
    • Parade of Athletes (HS, MS, and Community/Booster Athletics)
    • Presenters
  • 6:50 PM – HHS Marching Band Field Show, Raidaires, and Cheer & Stunt Team
  • 7:30 PM – Community Movie

We hope you will be able to join us in celebrating this new community space.

Have a great start to the 2017-2018 school year!

If you have questions regarding our opening ceremony, please contact Tracy Habisch-Ahlin, Assistant Director of Community Relations at 715.377.3795

Middle School In-Person Registration Days

School bus driving down road with fall tree foliage along the roadway.

Hudson Middle School In-Person Registration Days

Hudson Middle School is holding In-Person Registrations days for the 2017-2018 School Year on August 7-8. Students may register online or in person at the school. Families coming to the In-Person registration days should park in the south parking lot and enter at the Main Office doors numbered 1M. The school will have staff available during the registration dates and times below to assist and answer questions. These are the only dates and times that will be available for in-person registration.

In-Person Middle School Registration Dates & Times:

  • 8th grade – August 7th: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • 7th grade – August 7th: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • 6th grade – August 8th: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Please note, the Middle School Office will be CLOSED Friday, August 11th.

Student pictures will be taken by Lifetouch during the in-person registration. Students will also be able to pick up class schedules, pay fees, and deposit money into school lunch accounts if this has not already been completed during online registration. Families with children at multiple grade levels may register and pay fees at the same time.

School Supply lists for each grade level are on the school webpage, under the ACADEMICS tab. Many local retailers also have copies of the supply lists.

Students participating in athletics need to submit sports participation fees, registration, and appropriate health physical cards prior to participating in practices. Athletic registration and payment can be submitted via FeePayTM. Families may also pick up forms in the Middle School Office prior to registration and drop off completed forms during the in-person registration days.  

Questions regarding online registration can be directed to Hudson Middle School at 715.377.3820 or the Hudson School District’s Information & Technology Dept. at 715.377.3709.

 

Busy Inside and Outside at Hudson High School

High School footings and foundations for the new addition looking from the west to the east.

We are busy inside and outside at the High School! The auditorium is filled with scaffolding as part of the renovations to lighting, sound and house; the north west classrooms that support STRIVE, Family and Consumer Science, and Special Education classrooms have been redesigned and are now ready for drywall. In the front of the school you can see the footings for the new addition.

Mrs. Schwalbach’s 5th Grade Class Water Project

 

As a result of some classroom learning regarding access to clean water worldwide, students decided to fund-raise to support 2 non-profits: Water First International and Charity:Water. Both organizations provide greater access to clean water to children around the world and were researched and chosen by the class. Students produced public service announcements, an informational program for other students in the building, and raised funds in 2 ways- by selling full water bottles for $2 on Husky Fun Run day, and by getting pledges for the “Walk for Water” which was held on June 1. Students walked to Lake Mallalieu and around the block surrounding the school carrying gallon containers full of water. It was meant to represent the 4-6 mile average walk that kids worldwide take each day to get water for their families. Students raised a total of $1,276. Thanks North Hudson families for all of your support! 

 

 

Governor Walker Visits Hudson High School

Governor Walker surrounded by students in the auditorium.

It was an honor to have Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visit Hudson High School this morning (Friday, June 2nd). He was able to take a brief tour of the school where we highlighted the great work of our students and staff. Kudos to the Chemistry and Orchestra students who represented Hudson High School’s academic excellence.

Following his tour of the school, Governor Walker addressed students, staff, parents and community members in the auditorium. His remarks focused on the opportunities available to students who are going on to post-secondary learning or the workforce in Wisconsin. Perfect timing for our seniors who were in the audience as they prepare for graduation tomorrow. The Governor also spoke about his investment in K-12 school funding in his biennial budget proposal.

Governor Walker smiling as he presents to Hudson High School students in the auditorium.  Governor Walker chatting with Board President Jamie Johnson and Superintendent Nick Ouellette

Governor Walker’s optimistic remarks and good humor were well received by the audience. Following the presentation, Board of Education President, Jamie Johnson and Superintendent Nick Ouellette had some time to chat directly with Governor Walker.