Willow River Elementary
Daily Announcements

2022-2023 Kindergarten and 4K Registration and Open House – February 8, 2022


Hudson School District is excited to share information with you about our new Universal Screener, FAST, and how it supports your child’s learning.  Over the course of the school year, your child will be engaging with this assessment three times (Fall, Winter and Spring). One of the purposes of a universal screener is to demonstrate and monitor growth over time. Results of the winter assessment will be shared with you during the February conferences. Please click here for more information.


  • January 29th 1-3pm @ Burton Field
  • All Willow River Families are invited for a fun family event to skate (ice skates or bootskate) and play in the snow together.  
  • Hot chocolate and treats will be provided.


We know that the cold weather and snow will be here soon, so it’s time to talk about winter weather gear! As the temps become cooler, please make sure your child has a sweatshirt or jacket.  And when the snow starts, please send your child with snow pants, boots, jacket, hat, and mittens each day. Each piece of winter gear should be marked with the student’s name. Students should plan to wear boots everyday to protect their feet from not only getting wet from snow, but also to keep their feet warm in the cold temperatures. If students do not have boots on, they are restricted to play on the blacktop area. Here are clothing guidelines we use at school:

  • If the temperature is below 50 degrees F, you should wear your jacket.
  • If the temperature is 50 degrees F or higher, it is your choice!
  • In the fall and spring when it is wet and muddy, wear boots.
  • If it is snowy, wear snow pants, mittens, and a hat.  

Here are the guidelines we follow when deciding if students go out or stay in according to temperatures:

  • Our students have daily recess except in extreme weather conditions as rain or severe cold/wind chill.  Our cold weather policy is:
  • If the temperature is 0 degrees F or below, the students will not go outside for recess.
  • If the wind chill is colder than –10 degrees F, the students will not go outside for recess
  • If the wind chill is between 0 degrees F and –10 degrees F, outdoor recess may be shortened or canceled by the principal based on local conditions.

Students are not permitted to stay indoors (except at the teacher’s request) during recess time without a written request from a parent on the day after a prolonged illness, or a dr. note for a longer period of time. If you need any help with winter gear for your kids, please contact Mrs. Flier with the items and sizes needed. Thank you for your partnership and support!