Willow River Elementary
Daily Announcements

Title 1 Annual Meeting presentation cover

The Hudson School District seeks to gather feedback from families regarding Title I services:

2-26-2020 Willow River News

Click here for the latest school newsletter.

District News

Order Your Child’s Yearbook Now!

You may order your child’s yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Cost is $14. Yearbook ID Code is 3136821. Order deadline is March 19, 2021.

IDL Pick-Up / Material Exchange Reminders

Please remember that if anyone in your family is currently quarantined due to a COVID-19 exposure, please do not enter the school building to get your child’s IDL materials. 

Instead, please use one of these options:

(1) Park your car on either Oak Street or Fourth Street and call the school office at 715-377-3880. The office staff will bring the materials to your vehicle. Please stay in your vehicle while the staff member delivers the materials to you, or

(2) Arrange for someone else to pick up your child’s IDL supplies. Please call the school office at 715-377-3880 to let the office staff know who will be picking up the materials so we know this is approved.


Willow River Elementary will be celebrating Read Across America Week, March 1-5. Click here for the attached dress-up schedule.


Parents are asked to not drop off their children before 8:38 a.m. because there is no adult supervision. If parents need to drop off their child earlier than 8:38 a.m., they can arrange for before-school care through the District’s School Age Care program, which opens at 6:05 a.m.

Playground supervision is not provided after school. Students are expected to go directly home after school and cannot linger to play on the playground. Only students enrolled in supervised after-school care may use the playground after school until 6 p.m. when School Age Care closes. 


Where: St. Patrick’s Church, 1500 Vine Street, Hudson.

Drive-thru food pickup.  We load food into your car.  Register at www.hudsonbackpack.com

Home delivery available.

1st and 3rd week of the month

On Wednesdays 12-2pm or Thursdays 4-6pm

March 3/4 & 17/18

April 7/8 & 21/22

May 9/10 & 19/20


The first summer school session will be June 14-25 at Hudson Prairie Elementary School and North Hudson Elementary School. Click here to view the class descriptions. Click here to view the class schedules

The second summer school session is August 2-13 and is tentatively scheduled at 4-6 locations, yet to be decided. This is our Jump Start Camp that is open to all students. It includes math and reading support, and other in-depth exploratory classes. 

Summer school is open to children entering 1st through 5th grades in the fall. Students entering 6th grade in the fall will attend summer school at Hudson Middle School. Click here to view the Middle School summer class descriptions.

Cost – summer school classes are free (except the two STEM classes). Classes are 1-2 hours in length and are scheduled from 8:00 AM – 11:55 AM. Students may attend any part of the summer school day (from 1-4 hours).

Register for the June session of summer school by clicking here. Register early for best class selection!


There are four summer swim sessions:

  • Session A:  June 14-25
  • Session B:  June 28-July 9 (no class on July 5)
  • Session C:  July 12-2
  • Session D:  July 26-August 6

Cost: $10.00/10-day session for Levels I-VI and $20.00/10-day session for Waders

Click here for Swim Level/Class Descriptions

Click here for Summer Swim Schedule

Register for Summer Swim by clicking here.


For Current Students:

Families with students currently enrolled in 4K to 5th grade can visit the school website now and complete online registration with your current Skyward Family Access account. Once you are logged in, click the “Online Registration” tab on the left side of the screen and complete all steps. You will receive an email verification once registration has been completed.

New Kindergarten Registration:

If you have a student that will be new to Kindergarten, please contact the Willow River Elementary School office at (715) 377-3880 to get your child’s name added to our list. Willow River will be hosting a Kindergarten Orientation this summer, so please contact us as soon as possible to ensure that you and your child are included in this important event. Thanks!   You will also need to complete an online registration.  For more information visit the school’s registration page online to get started.

4K Registration:

Hudson School District online registration for the 2021-2022 4K program is now open.  Please check the 4K website for instructions and links: HSD 4K Website, and contact Kelly Schickling (4K Administrative Assistant) with any questions, at 715-377-2321 or schicklingkelly@hudsonraiders.org.

Willow River Parent Group News 

FEBRUARY UPDATES from the Parent Group: