HHS Round Robin

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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Upcoming Events:

Thursday, March 4 ~ Deadline to submit interest form for Assistant Principal Search Committee (see related article)

Thursday, March 4 ~ HHS Annual College Panel Night (see related article)

Friday, March 5 ~ Deadline for students to submit course requests in Aspen (see related article)

Thursday, April 29 ~ Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences (see related article)

Wednesday Morning Lights

A student produced news show featuring HHS highlights of the week.
**Wed. Morning Lights 3-3-21 with Coach Nanartowhich Tribute

Jr. Boosters Food Drive

Please join the Jr. Boosters in collecting food and monetary donations for families through the Hudson COVID-19 Food Relief. Donations can be made through Venmo or PayPal at hudsonboosters. Please put Spring Meals in the comment section.

Spring-themed Goody Bags for children of all ages throughout our community will also be available. Food donations or monetary donations are not required to receive a goody bag.

Drop off boxes for food will be located at the Francolini's house at 15 John Robinson Drive, Hudson. Donation drop off and goody bag pick up is March 13th through March 16th.

If you have any questions, you can reach out to us at hhsjrboosters@gmail.com. Members of the Jr. Boosters thank you for your help!

Remembering a Dedicated Hawk

Hawk Nation is mourning the loss of former Hudson High School soccer, basketball, and softball coach Russ Davis. Russ was a valued member of our coaching staff from 1987-2008 earning numerous League, District and State accolades.

HHS Home & School Association

The Home & School Association is looking for a fourth volunteer to join our senior scholarship review committee. Help us read HHS Home & School scholarship applications and essays to choose 4 recipients. We would meet in early April to receive the completed applications and will need to finalize the review by mid April. Parents of seniors are exempt. If interested, please email us at HHS_HAS@hudson.k12.ma.us.

Seeking Student & Parent Participation to Interview Assistant Principal Candidates

Before the February vacation, Hudson High School publicly posted the job description for interested candidates to apply for the Assistant Principal position currently being served by Mr. Goldberg on an interim basis for the 2020-2021 school year.

We are seeking community participation in the hiring process. Dr. Rodrigues presented this timeline at the School Committee meeting yesterday evening.

Student and Parent participants must be available, at minimum, during the day on Tuesday, March 16 to interview candidates and select candidates to move forward to the next round.

The afternoon and evening of March 23 would be a second opportunity for participants to engage with the candidates along with other members of the high school community.

If you are interested in participating, you can fill out this short interest form by Thursday, March 4 at 3:00 PM. If there is more interest than available spaces on the committee, participants will be selected at random.

If you have any questions, you can email Principal Medeiros at jwmedeiros@hudson.k12.ma.us or call the main office at 978-567-6250.

Thank you for considering!

School Counseling Department

HHS Annual College Panel Night, Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30pm

Parents/guardians and their students who are sophomores or juniors are invited to join us virtually! The HHS school counselors and a panel of college admissions professionals will discuss the application process and highlight details that are essential for parents and students to know. Framingham State University, UMass Amherst, Worcester Polytechnic (WPI), Boston University, Nichols College, Quinsigamond Community College, and St. Michael’s College are confirmed to present!

*Please access the presentation through Google Meet no earlier than 6:20pm. The chat will be available during the presentation, but we do ask that you join with your camera and microphone off.

meet.google.com/ngo-vtjb-iwa or dial in by phone (US) +1 585-535-3275 PIN: ‪108 709 899#

2021-2022 Course Selection Process

Aspen opens for students to make their course selections and see their teacher course recommendations the week of March 1-5. The deadline for students to submit course requests is Friday, March 5th at midnight. Counselors will be available that week both in person and virtually to meet with students individually. More information will follow.

Virtual SAT Prep Course

A virtual SAT Prep course will be offered to all juniors this spring. The prep course will prepare students for the SAT test that juniors will take this spring. The SAT test scores are an important piece to the college admission program. Classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons starting March 10th and run for eight Wednesdays until May 5th from 3:00-6:00pm. We do not hold class over April vacation week. The practice tests can be taken in person at school since the SAT exam is still an in person paper/pencil test or we can give it to students to take at home. If you are interested in taking the class and would like more information on course fee and registration, please email Angie Flynn at awilcox@hudson.k12.ma.us.

Spring 2021 Virtual College Fairs

Spring 2021 Virtual College Fairs: various options available January-May! Look at our website for more information about registering for the NACAC National College Fairs, Big Future Days by College Board, and the Sudbury Education Resource Fund College Fair Week!

Need information or support regarding the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid- the college financial aid application)?

Recordings of past webinars for Massachusetts FAFSA Day are available online.

Additional webinars about financial aid are available here.

$2500 scholarship grant to one outstanding High School student (Grades 9 -12). Go to website for details: Cirkled In Scholarship Page.

Charles W. Eliott II Scholarship for Seniors

School Counseling website

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SEPAC-Hudson to Host Virtual Basic Rights in TRANSITION PLANNING

SEPAC-Hudson will host Virtual Basic Rights in TRANSITION PLANNING Special Education Meeting on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED so you receive a Zoom link and passcode for your workshop. Use this link to pre-register. If you need assistance in Portuguese, please contact Paulo Murta at 978-618-2766. If you need assistance in Spanish, please contact Sandra Maiuri at 508-615-7454. Interpretation is available upon request.

This training is designed for parents of students ages 14-22 although all are welcome. If you are unfamiliar with the Zoom platform, here is a quick Intro to Zoom for Families video on how to use zoom.

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thursday, April 29

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on Thursday evening, April 29 from 6:30-8:30pm. Online registration will open at 8:00am on Thursday, April 15 and close at 11:00pm on Tuesday, April 27. The link to register for a conference will be included in the April 14 Round Robin.

How to Get Student Technology Support

HPS Technology Device Repair Form

If a student is experiencing technical issues with a district-issued device, students/parents must fill out this online repair form.

After filling out the online repair form, the student/family must bring the device to their school’s main office. The Technology Department will pick up the device, conduct an evaluation, repair the device, and send an email to the student/family when the device can be picked up from the main office of the student’s school.

Aspen Account Issues

If parents/students are experiencing problems with their Aspen Account, they should send an email to aspenhelp@hudson.k12.ma.us.

Google ID Account Issues

Problems with a student's Google ID, please send an email to chromebook_rts@hudson.k12.ma.us. Questions concerning the repair status of a student's device can also be emailed to this same email address.

Class Dues

Hudson High School students in grades 9-12 are assessed annual class dues. Dues are collected annually, rather than in one lump sum in senior year, to help families better manage expenses such as graduation caps and gowns and yearbooks which are not included in the school department budget.

Class dues have been set at $35.00 for freshmen, sophomores and juniors and $40 for seniors. Class dues payments can be paid with a credit card on your child's MySchoolBucks account or by submitting a check made payable to Hudson High School to the appropriate class treasurer or advisor. Please be sure to include your child's name and YOG in the memo section if paying by check.

After School Help Available on Google Meet!

Reminder for students and families: All teachers offer after school help on Google Meet. Students can contact individual teachers for more information about their weekly extra help schedule. Click here for a list of teacher emails.

Links to Important Information

Still haven't signed up to review your student's grades, assignments, and attendance? Click here to access the link to the Aspen Family Portal.

Need a Work Permit? Click on the appropriate language to obtain a MA Employment Workers Permit in English | Portuguese | Spanish. Bring the completed work permit to Mrs. Ahearn in the School Counseling Office for processing.

Find out what’s going on at Hudson High here.

Check out the Hudson High School website here.

Click here to view the updated HPS School Year Calendar.

Click here to view the HHS staff email directory.

Click here to view the 2020-2021 HHS Program of Studies.

To view a list of HHS Extra-curricular Activities and Clubs, click here.

View Hudson High School Bus Routes, Policies and Procedures here.

Become an Athletic Booster member: Click here for a Membership Form.

Add These Important Websites to your Favorites

www.hudson.k12.ma.us - Hudson Public Schools website where you will find the school year calendar, bus routes, staff email and telephone directory, HHS Student/Parent Handbook, HHS Program of Studies, Athletic Registration, and Parent/Teacher Conference links, Summer Reading information, etc.

www.mwlma.org - Hudson High School's Calendar of Events including athletic events. Sign-up to receive notification via email/text message of postponement/cancellations of athletic events.

www.MIAA.net - Get the best directions to area schools and athletic facilities / MIAA Handbook

www.hhshawksboosters.com/ - Information regarding Hudson High School's Athletic Boosters/Junior Booster Clubs.