What does Level 2 Hybrid Learning Look Like? (Sept. 28, 2020)

The Hudson School District continues to monitor the positive COVID-19 cases in our schools and in the county. The School District’s COVID-19 School Closure Metric identifies the instructional model based on the data from these two sources. An updated School Closure Metric will be released on Wednesday, September 30th. 

The next likely change in instruction would be to Level 2 with grades 7-8 and 10-12 in a hybrid model; early childhood, 4K-6 and grade 9 would remain face-to-face five days per week. 

The School District’s hybrid model divides our student population into two cohort groups. 

  • Students with a last name beginning with A-K will be in cohort A. 
  • Students with a last name beginning with L-Z will be in cohort B. 
  • Cohort A would attend school face-to-face on Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday.
  • Cohort B would attend school face-to-face on Thursday, Friday and every other Wednesday.
  • Students will participate in class 5 days per week. Instruction will be synchronous, meaning students attend face-to-face on their scheduled cohort days and are also expected to attend class virtually on the days they are not face-to-face.  

We know this does not answer all of your questions. We anticipate a more detailed communication for families later this week. 

Individual Distance Learning (IDL) Meals

Nutrition Services meals are available to all students enrolled as Individual Distance Learners. These meals include both breakfast and lunch.

Families interested in participating in this meal program may order meals each week between Friday and Monday (before 11:59 AM) for delivery on the following Thursday.

Steps for ordering meals:

  1. Create an account in MySchoolBucks or login to your existing account (click here)
  2. Go to the My Store tab and look for Meal Order-View Details
  3. Select your child
  4. Order meals for the week (you will get both breakfast and lunch with your order)
  5. Add to the Basket
  6. Repeat for additional children if needed
  7. Continue to Confirm Purchase
  8. Order Accepted, will display when you have completed.

Meal pickup is scheduled for Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 PM at Hudson High School, Door 12 on the north side of the school (back side). There will be signs indicating “Meal Pickup” area. You will receive 5 days of meals including milk.

If you have questions, please contact the Nutrition Services Office at 715.377.3717 or email

Wednesday 2-Hour Early Release Days Added To Schedule Beginning Wednesday September 30th.

The following message from Superintendent Nick Ouellette was sent to Hudson families today (September 22, 2020).

The start of the school year has been relatively smooth in light of our COVID-19 challenges. One challenge that was not entirely predicted is the amount of time staff need to support both in-person and individual distance learners. The demand placed on teachers to provide two instructional models simultaneously while continuing to meet learning expectations is greater than anticipated. 

After surveying staff and problem-solving with School District leadership, it has been decided to implement a 2-hour early dismissal schedule every Wednesday beginning September 30th. We will continue this 2-hour early dismissal on Wednesdays, even if a school or the School District moves to a hybrid instructional model.

We know this schedule change may have a significant impact on some of our families. We hope you understand our need to find the best possible solution for our teachers and our students. Below are some specific items impacted by the Wednesday 2-hour early dismissal. 

  • Over the next week, schools and or teachers will share their Wednesday 2-hour early dismissal schedule.
  • School Age Care will be available for families needing care for their K-5 children. If you are not registered for after school care, please contact School Age Care before Friday, September 25th, if you would like to enroll. 
  • Students with IEP’s who’s service schedule will be affected by the shortened Wednesday early dismissal will be contacted by their child’s case manager.
  • The High School 1-hour Thursday late start will be eliminated given the Wednesday 2-hour early dismissal. 
  • High School students who participate in school-sponsored and supervised activities may remain at school. Students not involved in a school-sponsored activity will be expected to leave school at the end of the instructional day. 
  • There will be no elementary or middle school activities after school on Wednesdays. 
  • 4K programming will be adjusted to 1 hour and 40 minutes per session on Wednesdays. 4K families will receive specific communication regarding changes to start and end times. 

We are committed to providing families with information regarding changes as quickly as possible. The need for flexibility this year is more than any of us likely imagined. I thank you for your patience and partnership in learning. If you have questions, please feel free to contact or contact Superintendent Nick Ouellette at 715.377.3702.

COVID-19 School Closure Metric – September 16, 2020

All Schools are at Level 1 – Face-to-Face Instruction

  • The red circles indicate each school’s level of instruction based on positive cases.
  • The blue box indicates the percent of positive cases in each school.
  • The 14 day COVID-19 positive count per 10,000 in St. Croix County is 10.89
  • Next reporting date will be 9/30/20.

COVID-19 School Closure Metric – September 2, 2020

The COVID-19 School Closure Metric identifies data from our schools and county on positive COVID-19 cases. The School District will post this data bi-weekly.

  • The red circles indicate each school’s level of instruction based on positive cases. Please note, the positive cases in this week’s data count include cases of individuals who tested positive and were quarantined prior to the start of the school year.
  • The blue box indicates the percent of positive cases in each school.
  • The 14 day COVID-19 positive count per 10,000 in St. Croix County is 11.0

The next metric data count will be on September 16, 2020.

Below is the COVID-19 School Closure Metric with a description of the instructional levels and other important notes.