HHS Round Robin
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Friday, April 16 ~ Freshman Virtual Movie Night (see related article)
Monday, April 19 - Friday, April 23 ~ No School - April Vacation
Monday, April 26 ~ Return to five day learning model options (see related article)
Thursday, April 29 ~ Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences (see related article)
Getting Ready for April 26th!
Hudson High School is getting ready to welcome more in-person learners on April 26. While much of what we have accomplished during our hybrid model will remain, it is never too early to reinforce that adherence to three of our primary safety measures will remain important: proper mask wearing, frequent and thorough handwashing, and staying home if experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19.
We look forward to Monday, April 26 and are planning an all-school virtual assembly for students during D-period on that day. Staff will be orienting (or re-orienting) students to the required school operation protocols throughout the day. We will also reach out to 8th grade students who will be attending school at HHS in-person for the first time.
There is still much work to be done, mainly cleaning and moving classroom furniture.
Here are two important updates to share that reflect changes to our operation:
- In-person learners will NOT have access to remote lessons UNLESS a family has been notified by a School Nurse that a student should not be attending school in person. Too frequently during the hybrid model, students in cohorts A or B decided to attend school remotely rather than coming to school with their cohort. Because the Department of Education eliminated the hybrid learning model in their recent guidance, students will no longer be able to do this. Students are either learning fully in-person or fully remotely.
- 12th Grade Student Parking coming back to campus. We would like to invite 12th grade students back onto the student park lot (the far end of the parking lot past the center divide). Staff will start parking in the front of the lot, and 12th grade students in cohorts A, B, and C can start parking in the main lot on Monday, April 12 to practice the new pattern before we welcome more students after April vacation. 12th grade students will receive a separate email with instructions before the weekend.
- Even with this change, parent vehicle drop off will remain the same.
The Department of Education continues to shift guidance on high school MCAS. We have not yet been able to pin down specific dates for testing, especially now as we prepare to welcome more students, but here is the information that we have right now.
- The Commissioner of Education is recommending that the state Board of Education waive the MCAS graduation requirement for the class of 2022 (our grade 11 students). While this is not official yet, we are hopeful that this will be approved. Grade 11 students may have the option of sitting for the test if they want the opportunity to earn a qualifying score on one of two state scholarships. More information will be provided to grade 11 students and families when it is available.
- Grade 10 students will have to complete two sessions each of English Language Arts (ELA) and Math MCAS. We do not anticipate testing students until the week of May 17 at the earliest. We are also planning MCAS review sessions for students who took ELA and Math first semester during blocks A, B, and C.
- Grade 9 students who did not take the February Biology MCAS test will take the test in early June.
- Grade 8 students will have to take one session each of Math, ELA, and Science. Like the other grades, these will occur in late May and early June.
Wednesday Morning Lights
Unified Track Program
Students interested in Unified Track are asked to come to a preseason meeting on Monday, April 12th at 6:30pm in the court yard outside the HHS cafeteria for more information or contact coach Diane Ghize at 978-618-3847 or Oneofdighize@gmail.com.
HHS Drama Department presents The Little Mermaid
Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of Ariel warming up to perform The Little Mermaid on April 9-11, 2021. Watch The Little Mermaid from the safety of your own home.
Purchase your tickets at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/44527 or go to Showtix4u.com and search for Hudson. Tickets are sold per night and per device.
This is an event for your entire family to enjoy together, buy your tickets today!
Freshman Virtual Movie Night
The Class of 2024 officers are hosting an online movie night on Friday, April 16th at 7:00 pm. We will be watching the film "The Zookeeper's Wife."
Freshman should check their email for an invite to a google classroom with information about how to watch the movie with their classmates. Email Mrs. Carter with any questions (email@example.com).
UNESCO International Conference Opportunity for Students
Are you looking to get yourself involved in an on-going research project that targets global issues? Well, the United Nations Educational Cultural Organization or UNESCO is holding its 24th international conference in Portugal in January 2022 that could provide this very opportunity.
The theme this year is “Cultural Diversity - The Indigenous languages as an integration factor and sustainability of planet earth". If you are interested in designing a project around this topic and presenting it to an international audience, then please e-mail Ms. Pavao for an application. You can also learn more about this year’s theme and past projects at the UNESCO website. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 16th.
HHS Writing Center
Parents! HHS students! Did you know that we’re nearing the end of the third term? Did you know that now is the perfect time to get help with writing assignments at the HHS Writing Center? We are open – virtually – after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and students can visit by heading to meet.google.com and using the nickname writingcenter. Our student tutors will be there – ready and waiting – to help you plan, draft, or revise.
Students can also share Docs with firstname.lastname@example.org to get written feedback from tutors. (It helps if you include a note while sharing that names what you’d like help with).
We hope to see or hear from you soon! More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/student.hudson.k12.ma.us/hhswritingcenter.
School Counseling Department
We are working to create a page on our department website to advertise summer jobs. In the meantime, please make sure that you are following us on Instagram or Facebook to view opportunities that we are sharing as we receive openings from local businesses.
The deadline to register for the May 8, 2021 SAT exam is Thursday, April 8th. Hudson High School is a test site for the May administration. Registration is made directly through College Board. https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register Juniors are strongly encouraged to register for a spring SAT and/or ACT test.
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)?
$2500 scholarship grant to one outstanding High School student (Grades 9 -12). Go to website for details: Cirkled In Scholarship Page.
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 email@example.com.
Google ID Account Issues
Problems with a student's Google ID, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions concerning the repair status of a student's device can also be emailed to this same email address.
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.
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Click here to view the updated HPS School Year Calendar.
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Click here to view the 2020-2021 HHS Program of Studies.
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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.