Students or staff who participated in the DI event are generally considered to be at low-risk for being exposed to the COVID-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:
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.”
Our Willow students voted on what they would like to grow in the classroom hydroponic garden. They started the year by growing basil for pesto. Next they planted a salsa kit which included heirloom cherry tomatoes and jalapenos peppers. The students spent three-four months noticing how the tomato plants grew more quickly than the peppers. Students were responsible for watering and adding nutrients to the garden. They were excited to see each flower turn into a tomato or pepper. After testing the ripeness of the tomatoes, students made salsa.
Given the choice to start new plants, students chose to try more tomatoes so they can put together tomatoes, basil and mozzarella for Italian crostini.
“Parenting the Love and Logic Way” provides parents with practical, easy to use techniques and tools to help children become responsible adults. When parents us “Love and Logic” techniques with children, they are better able to hand the challenges of today’s real world.
Class is being offered at Hudson Prairie Elementary School on Tuesdays, March 10 – April 14 (there is no class the week of spring break). The classes are scheduled from 5:45 – 7:45 PM
Cost for this program is $40/person or $60/couple. The fee includes a “Love and Logic” parent handbook.
Free child care is provided.
The class is facilitated by Aria Krieser, school counselor at Hudson Prairie Elementary School, and Chris Strop, school counselor at North Hudson Elementary School.
Here’s something really simple that families can do to improve their children’s chance of future health and success: make sure they spend plenty of time playing outside! In the Hudson Elementary Schools, our students have daily recess built into their days, to provide opportunities to develop important life skills.
365体育官方网站According to Harvard Health Publishing, there are several benefits found in being outdoors:
365体育官方网站1. Exercise. While children can be active indoors, playing outside with a ball, bike or sled encourages kids to get exercise and fresh air!
2. Creativity and Problem Solving. The unstructured feel of playing outside encourages creativity, with children making up their own games, figuring things out, and finding things to keep themselves busy.
365体育官方网站3. Socialization. While structured settings, such as school or sports teams, have benefits, children need to learn how to work and play together on their own. Playing outside with friends provides plenty of opportunities for interaction.
365体育官方网站Whether it’s sunny or snowy, there are lots of things for children to do outside. Find time for your kids to play in the snow – make a snowman, have a snowball fight, or go sledding. There are many adventures waiting for you when you just get outside and play!!
In November, Willow River Elementary teachers shared their “passion projects” with their students. For the teachers, their passion project is the creative activities they do in their spare time. A variety of passion projects were shared with students including, animal care, Tai Chi and yoga, rocks and gems, and making friendship bracelets.
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.
Individual 2018-2019 School Report Cards can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Click on the following link to learn more about Wisconsin School Report Cards:
Willow River Elementary recently installed a Tower Garden in Ms. Weiland’s 4th grade classroom. A Tower Garden is a vertical, aeroponic growing system that will grow up to 28 vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers in less than three square feet. The Tower Garden will provide students with a daily opportunity to observe, collect data and journal the growing process as they learn to maintain their classroom garden. The students will also gain an understanding of the role technology and engineering innovation plays in modern food production. With 3-4 annual harvests, students will be provided the opportunity to touch, smell and eat what they have grown and experience the pride that comes with tending to their own crop.