Important Note to Parents and Guardians: Students in grades K-12 are issued district-owned Chromebooks or iPads. While these Chromebooks and iPads are on the district's network during the school day, students are protected by the district's content filtering program. The district has provided a level of content filtering appropriate at each school building. Once Chromebooks or iPads are connected to a student' s home internet connection, it becomes the parents' or guardians' responsibility to monitor and provide appropriate content filtering to protect their child(ren). Additional resources can be found on the right under the Additional Resources section (Parent Digital Citizenship Information).


Hudson Public Schools implemented a 1:1 Technology program at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Over the past several years, we have been expanding the program.  Starting the 2020-2021 school year, all students K-12 will be issued a district device.  We believe technology should be used as a dynamic tool enhancing the teaching and learning environment as we prepare our students to be continuous learners and innovative, knowledgeable, and contributing members in the community. Technology needs to be functional and available when and where it' s needed in order to properly and effectively support and enhance critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication for all stakeholders in the classroom.



HPS Chromebook Care Video
Written and Produced by HUD-TV Summer Interns (2019)

Starting the 2020-2021 school year all students will be issued a device.  Students are expected to take the device home on a daily basis and bring it back to school the next day fully charged and ready to be used.

Parents are encouraged to set up a charging station in their homes to help students remember to charge their devices each night.

Kindergarten and Grade 1 Students

  • An Apple iPad mini and charger
  • Case
  • Carrying bag

Grade 2 - Grade 4 Students

  • Dell 11" Chromebook and charger
  • Mouse (Grade 2 only)
  • Carrying bag

Grade 5 - Grade 12 Students

  • Dell 11" Chromebook and charger
  • Parents are encouraged to purchase a light weight carrying case for the district issued Chromebook.

The district will continuing distributing devices to all students enrolled in Hudson Public Schools grades PreK-12.  The purpose of this section is to provide parents and guardians with information on device distribution and how to apply for Aspen Parent Portal accounts.

Device Distribution and Collection

At the end of each year, we will collect all devices issued for students PreK-4.  Devices will be collected at each individual school, checked during the summer and redistributed at the beginning of the new school year.  Students in grades K, 5, and 9 will be issued a new device at the beginning of the year.

Parents of students in Prek, K, 4, 5, and 9 and families new to Hudson Public Schools must complete the HPS Protocol for the Use of District Issued Devices for Students in Grades K-12 Agreement form.  The form can be completed using this link - Device Loaner Form.

We have updated our 1:1 Technology information this district website.  We encourage parents to review the material posted.  If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Technology.


Internet Assistance

The district is able to provide Internet access assistance to qualifying families.  If you need assistance, please fill out the Internet Access Assistance Form. Qualifying families will be notified on how to pick up the mobile “hotspot” when it is ready.  These devices are being loaned to families for the 2020-2021 school year and must be returned at the end of June 2021 or if the family leaves the district.


Aspen Parent Portal Accounts

The district uses Follett’s Aspen software as their student information database.  All parents of students enrolled in Hudson Public Schools are encouraged to set up an account.  Your access to Aspen will allow you to receive notifications and emails, review grades, schedules, assignments, and attendance information for your child.   


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ellen Schuck, eschuck@hudson.k12.ma.us.  Thank you.

Ellen Schuck

Director of Technology