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Mission Statement

Hudson Cliffs School strives to nurture diverse learners who challenge themselves academically, think critically, and actively participate in their community.


Parent Orientation/Open School Week
Parents are invited to an orientation meeting at the beginning of each school year. Parents meet their child’s teacher, see their child’s classroom, learn the daily schedule, and are informed of behavioral and academic expectations and aspects of the curriculum.  Open School Week is celebrated in November each year. During this time, parents are invited into the school to visit their child’s classes. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to get acquainted with their child’s daily schedule, teachers, school procedures and policies.

School Communications
PS/IS 187 distributes a monthly parent bulletin containing school closing dates, upcoming school events, reports on student achievements, and the school lunch menu.  Additional flyers are sent out both by the school and by the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) to announce other events and activities throughout the year.

Check your child’s backpack daily for important flyers.  
Administration speaks to parents at most of the monthly PTO meetings. News from the PTO, the school, and the classrooms also comes to parents through the Parent Coordinator, School Leadership Team (SLT) meetings, PTO
e-blasts, Class Parent Representatives (K-4), Grade Parent Representatives (5-8), and the PTO website:
Teachers, administration, and staff send notes home and/or make phone calls if they need to speak directly with a parent. At the beginning of the year, teachers inform parents of the best times and way to reach them (e.g. notes, phone calls, or early morning appointments). Parents also have the opportunity to speak with teachers twice a year during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

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