7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
7:00 PM BOE Meeting - District Office
There will be a Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm. This is a rescheduled BOE meeting, after the August 5 meeting was postponed due to widespread power outages. An Executive Session will take place beforehand, at 6:00 pm.
During a meeting this week with superintendents from school districts across the county, the Westchester County Department of Health confirmed that it will be the primary agency handling COVID-19 testing and contact tracing for school districts.
The Hendrick Hudson School District submitted its Return to School Plan and Instructional Plans to the state on July 31 and August 5, respectively. The plans were also posted on the District website. While the Hendrick Hudson School District currently appears on a list put out by the Governor’s office of schools that did not submit plans for in-person learning, it is believed to be in error.
A survey conducted by Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES, using the Thoughtexchange platform for 14 area school districts, is being used to gauge public sentiment on re-opening. The goal of the survey was not only to determine support for re-opening but to allow parents and community members to voice specific concerns and make suggestions that could be used to shape districts’ re-opening plans. Click here to read more about the Thoughtexchange and Hendrick Hudson’s responses.
With schools scheduled to reopen this fall, a pivotal question on many parents’ minds, as well as those of District administrators, is what choice will parents have if they don’t feel comfortable sending their children to school? This question has been posed in surveys, discussed on social media, and included in countless dinner table discussions.
Hendrick Hudson School District Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter provides a first look at what school may look like in September. Click here to read highlights from the update or listen to the audio,
During the week of July 27-31, construction work in our schools will necessitate the temporary disabling of the district’s server and phones. Anyone needing to reach district staff during these five days should use email.
On June 15, the district sent a survey to all Hendrick Hudson School District families, requesting their opinions regarding a number of topics related to the reopening of school in September. At the time the survey was sent, the district was awaiting guidance from the New York State Education Department and wanted to find out what Hen Hud families were thinking about potential options.