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B.G. Hudson Middle School

Policies & procedures

Visitor procedures

At Hudson we make all students' safety and security a number one priority. For that reason, please note that per GISD policy, ALL visitors MUST sign in and present identification when visiting the school or checking out students.

Attendance policy

  • If you know that your child is going to be absent, you may email Ms. Bridges, our Attendance Clerk.
  • Students may be excused for absences resulting from personal illness, illness or death in the family, quarantine, or any other unusual cause acceptable to the principal of the school in which the student is enrolled. (Educ. Code 21.035)
  • Excessive absences for your student may result in loss of credit and truancy being filed.
  • To report student absences, a parent/guardian should send a note with the student when he/she returns to the attendance clerk Ms. Bridges in the front office, or send an e-mail message to the attendance clerk. Please contact the attendance clerk to make sure all student absentee note(s) have been turned into the front office by your child at (972) 675-3070.
  • A student has 3 days from the last missed day to turn in the absence note. After that time, the absence will be coded as unexcused.
  • Medical and dental appointments are not counted as an absence if the student returns to school the same day as the appointment with a written note from the doctor. Students should alternate class periods in order that the same class is not missed repeatedly.

Tardy policy

  • 1st Tardy - warning to student
  • 2nd Tardy - warning to student/teacher contacts parents
  • 3rd Tardy - teacher detention with parent contact
  • 4th Tardy - teacher detention with parent contact
  • 5th and Subsequent Tardies - Office Referral, Parent notification and Administrative assigned Consequences

Tardies will be re-set to zero before Spring semester

Items required for enrollment

  • Proof of Residence (Light, Water, or Gas Bill)
  • Immunization Records
  • Birth Certificate or affidavit showing proof of age
  • Reports cards or any record from previous school
  • Social Security Card (if available)

Classroom expectations

At Hudson Middle School, we have a tradition of holding our students to a higher set of expectations. These higher expectations extend, not only to academics and extra-curricular activities, but within the class room setting as well. It is understood that, at all times, students will...

  • Be in your seat with all materials ready when the tardy bell rings.
  • Follow all teacher instructions and school rules.
  • Raise your hand for permission to speak or to leave your seat.
  • No eating, chewing, or grooming in class.
  • Respect other people and all property.

Please refer to the Garland ISD Student Code Of Conduct for further reference.

Discipline policy

  1. Warning from teacher
  2. Warning from teacher, phone call to parent
  3. Warning, phone call to parent, teacher detention (before or after school)
  4. Warning, phone call to parent, teacher detention (before or after school)
  5. Office Referral/parent notification and administrative assigned consequences

*All classroom incidents and discipline referrals are documented.


An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) signed by the student and the student's parents/legal guardian is required for the student to access the GISD network and to be issued any district technology. Please familiarize yourself with our technology policicies.

Dress code

Students of Hudson Middle School must be in compliance with the Garland ISD and Hudson dress code while within the building and at any school events.

Student handbook

The Student Expectations Handbook for 2019-20 is now available.

2019-2020 Parent-School Learning Compact Tri-Lingual

District policies

To support our mission of providing an exceptional education to all students, we have created policies designed to help your student have the best possible education experience.

Visit the Policies page on the district website for additional polices and related information.


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