Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

coronavirus update

March 13, 2020 – 6:00 PM


March 13, 2020


March 10, 2020

Students or staff who participated in the DI event are generally considered to be at low-risk for being exposed to the COVID正规365体育投注-19 virus. Attendees are being notified out of an abundance of caution. The recommendations for low-risk individuals are to self-monitor for fever and respiratory illness symptoms, and to self-isolate and contact their local health department or provider if symptoms appear.  There is no recommendation for asymptomatic people who had a low risk exposure to quarantine themselves. Anyone considered to be more than low-risk would be contacted individually by their health department for further assessment.  Please contact your provider or your local public health department if you have questions or concerns.


March 9, 2020

The Hudson School District has learned a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in Pierce County. It is our understanding that the individual with the confirmed case was present at the recent Destination Imagination(DI) competition this past weekend at Osceola High School. There were Hudson School District students in grades 3-12 at the DI event. Out of an overabundance of caution we are communicating this to you today. 

We are unaware of any confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Hudson School District. According to guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), spending time in the same indoor environment as persons known to have COVID-19 is considered to represent a low risk of exposure to the virus.  While the risk to others is considered low, we cannot know for sure that there is absolutely no risk.

The Hudson School District has a plan in place to address COVID-19 if it spreads to our staff and students (). As part of this plan, the School District will be following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Wisconsin Department of Health Services, St. Croix County Public Health, and WI Department of Public Instruction. 

As confirmed cases are identified closer to our Hudson community, the Hudson School District will closely monitor the health and attendance of our students and staff.

We recognize this may cause anxiety among our families and we will do our best to address your concerns. We are committed to ensuring students are supported with love, compassion, and care.

The CDC provides the following:

While the immediate risk of this new virus is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part to help respond to this emerging public health threat:

  • It is currently influenza and respiratory disease season. The CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing – throw the tissue away immediately after you use it. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your inside elbow area.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If you are not near water, use an alcohol-based (60-95%) hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick.
  • If you get flu-like symptoms, stay home from school, work, and social gatherings to prevent others from getting ill.
    • If you have a fever of 100 degrees or above, you should stay home.
    • Your fever should be gone for a full 24 hours, without using fever-reducing medication, before returning to work.

You can get additional information about coronavirus from the following websites:

  • – 715.246.8263

 

Healthy Use of Screen Time

Multiple images of children using different screen time devices.

正规365体育投注The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health offers the following information as a guide for families on the topic of screen time ().

“In Wisconsin, adolescents who experience episodes of major depression have steadily increased. At the same time, there has been a growing body of evidence to suggest the amount of screen time usage may initiate or worsen symptoms of anxiety and depression, reduce social connectedness, and contribute to poor social and emotional wellness.”

 

Congratulations To Our State Kick Champion Raidaires

Raidaires team hold up their trophy.

正规365体育投注It was a great season for the Hudson Raidaires. The Raidaires finished as the state D1 Kick Champions and the D1 Jazz Runner Up. The coaches summed up the season following the Jazz performance, “This season was full of twists and turns, injures and surprises… Our jazz routine to, “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough” perfectly captured our emotions. These girls left their hearts out on the floor. Special thanks to ALL of our close friends and family who’ve ‘moved mountains’ for us throughout this season!! We appreciate you.” #WeAreRaiderProud

Luther Automotive Community Partner in Education

Students and their Tech Ed teacher are having a look under the hood of the new jeep.

Representatives from Luther Automotive Group donated a 2015 Jeep Liberty to Hudson High School’s Technology Education department so students in automotive classes have a newer model vehicle to use for instruction.

Matthew Carlson, Service Specialist with Luther, spoke to students in Mr. Hovland’s class about Luther’s Tech Trac Student Sponsorship Program. Tech Trac is dedicated to supporting Technical College students with the passion and ambition to become an automotive technician. Students who qualify are provided financial support to complete a 2-year certificate or degree and paid, part-time work at a Luther dealership with a fast-track transition to full-time employment once the student has completed certification. Qualifying students are also eligible for a tool grant of up to $2,000. Learn more about Luther’s Tech Trac program at: http://www.lutherauto.com/techtrac.htm

Also present were Superintendent Nick Ouellette who spoke briefly about his tech ed background and the opportunities afforded students who are interested in the trades. Luther Chevrolet Hudson’s Service Manager, Steve Boyd (a Hudson High School alumni), spoke about the need for automotive technicians and if students wished to pursue a career in transportation, there will always be work.

正规365体育投注Much thanks to Luther Automotive Group for their support as a community partner in education!

The Joy of Dance!

A group of elementary and High School students gathered in the gym.

The Hudson High School Rhinestone Raiders recently visited North Hudson Elementary School and performed for Mrs. Anfinsons and Mr. Schiltgen’s special education students, as well as fifth graders in Mrs. Brackemyers class. Following their performance, the group of high schoolers taught our junior Raiders some dance moves. It was fun to have some former North Hudson Elementary students return and share some time with the young learners.

The Rhinestone Raiders are a Hudson High School club that provides peer-to-peer support for students with disabilities through the shared enjoyment of cheerleading and dance. The group focuses on building confidence, teamwork, perseverance, friendship, inclusion and school spirit. 

HHS Graduate Shares His Work As Ceramics Artist

Dane Hodges, ceramic artist, working on a pot on the wheel.

Ceramics artist and Hudson High School graduate Dane Hodges, held a ceramics and sculpture workshop at the High School for students in the Ceramics and Sculpture classes.  Dane held the all day workshop in coordination with Hudson High School art teachers Jason Lund and Nick Koss.

During the workshop, Dane presented a slideshow of his artwork from his high school days to the present. He discussed his art background and detailed his artistic style progression over the years. Dane provided several live demonstrations for the High School art students including throwing pots of varying sizes on the potter’s wheel and how to alter or sculpt pots after they have been taken off the wheel.

Dane graduated from Hudson High School in 2007. While attending Hudson High School, Dane took art classes from all three of the current art teachers, Mary Muchlinski, Jason Lund and Nick Koss. Dane majored in Ceramics and Art Education at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. In addition to being a professional ceramics artist, Dane teaches art at Columbia Heights Middle School in Minnesota.

Take Your Legislator to Work

Rep. Zimmerman poses with student and Knoke's owner.

As part of the School District’s Access and Transition Program that works to increase employment for youth with disabilities, our students invited their legislators to work last month. Senator Patty Schachtner and Representative Shannon Zimmerman joined the students at their various worksites including Knoke’s Chocolates, Croix Gear, and Christian Community Homes.

Did you know…

  • People with disabilities have a 48% higher tenure at their jobs as compared to their peers.
  • People with disabilities have 34% fewer safety accidents.
  • Absenteeism is 40% less than that of their peers.
  • 90% of people with disabilities perform equal to, or better than that of their peers.

Are you a community partner who wants to get involved with this amazing program? Contact Robin Rivard at rivardre@siam555.com.

SADD Holds Tie Blanket Party for Area Children

A group of students pose with their completed blankets.

正规365体育投注The S.A.D.D. student group at the High School recently held a “Tie a Blanket” party and asked advisories to make their own blankets.  All of the tie blankets will be delivered to Northwest Passage in Grantsburg, WI and Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis for their younger patients who won’t be home for the holidays and winter break. During the blanket party, ten (10) blankets were made with the help of our amazing HHS students!

Hudson Schools Exceed or Significantly Exceed Expectations

State of Wisconsin with the number 83.9 Significantly Exceeds Expectations

The Hudson School District is excited to report that the School District is ranked in the top 8% of Wisconsin school districts according to the recently released Wisconsin School Report Cards. All of the Hudson Schools scored an Exceeds or Significantly Exceeds Expectations on their report cards. The School District is particularly proud of progress made on closing learning gaps and making academic progress for all children.

正规365体育投注Individual 2018-2019 School Report Cards can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

正规365体育投注Click on the following link to learn more about Wisconsin School Report Cards: