Family Access

If you have forgotten your Family Access information, please contact the Willow River Main Office at (715) 377-3880.

Daily Announcements

Online registration will begin on July 18th as the Hudson School District is in the process of setting up online payment for registration fees.
Please call the Willow River Elementary School Office at 715-377-3880 if you have any questions or need your Family Access login and/or password.


In-Person Registration Day is Tuesday, Aug. 9th, from 1:00-6:00 p.m.  Students with special needs should plan to arrive at 12:30 p.m. to have their photos taken by Lifetouch.


The Willow River school office is open during the summer; however, hours may vary.  Please call ahead (715-377-3880) to ensure that there is someone available to assist you.


Class placement letters will be available to pick up on Thursday, July 21, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Any letters that are not picked up will be mailed to the home address on Friday, July 22nd. 


Willow River Elementary has set a goal of having its students read 10 minutes a night this summer!  We will be collecting minutes throughout the summer, and if we reach the goal, we will have "All-School Curl Up and Read Day" this fall!
Each week during the summer, you can drop minutes off at Willow River Elementary, the Hudson Library, or you can submit them online at
Willow River Elementary office hours may vary. Please call the office at 715-377-3880 to ensure that someone will be available to assist you.
Willow students have worked so hard at making reading gains this year, and we want to continue their growth!


Willow River staff has teamed up with Mary Davis, the children’s librarian at the Hudson Public Library, to be guest readers on Wednesdays in June and July.

Please keep this in mind each week to help your child stay motivated to find new stories to check-out. These can be stories that your child may read to earn minutes for our “Willow Reads” program (see above)!

Reminder emails will be sent each week to let you know who the guest readers will be.

Wednesdays (June 15, 22, 29 and July 13, 20, 27)
Hudson Public Library
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.


The 2016-2017 Battle of the Books booklist is now available. Next year's 4th and 5th grade students that are interested in participating in the battle can get a head start on reading over the summer. You can also use these books for your minutes for the Willow Reads program (see above)!

Family Vacation Requests

Whenever possible, family vacations should be taken when school is not in session. When circumstances require a student to miss school for a family vacation, the parent/guardian must notify the school prior to the absence and complete the Family Vacation Request form. Failure to notify the school through the Family Vacation Request form and/or make up work missed may result in an unexcused absence.

Family Vacation Request Form

Willow River Elementary School Receives High Ranking from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Willow River Elementary continues to exceed expectations, according to the most recent report card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. All schools in the Hudson School District have continued their high rankings by exceeding or significantly exceeding expectations on the recently released Wisconsin School Report Cards.

To view Willow River Elementary School's report card, click here.

Check out the Willow River Parent Group website!

Just Moved? Not sure what school your child will be attending? Check your address using the link below.

Student Transportation Information and Form

Please use the link below to submit a request for student busing.

Lunch/Recess Schedule

Kindergarten 11:15-12:00
First Grade 11:30-12:15
Second Grade 12:00-12:45
Third Grade 11:45-12:30
Fourth Grade 12:30-1:15
Fifth Grade 12:15-1:00

School Lunch Cost 
Elementary Student  $2.00
Adult $3.15              
Milk  $.35
Snack  $.50 

Students eat lunch first, then go to recess. You are invited to come and eat lunch with your child. If you are joining us for lunch, please send a note in the morning with your choice or call the Main Office so we have enough food for everyone! 
(See link for Lunch menu below.)

From the Principal

Welcome to the Willow River webpage! Willow River Elementary is situated in the heart of the beautiful historic center of Hudson. Through the work of a dedicated, hard working staff and an active parent group, Willow River Elementary creates an educational environment that allows students to thrive by embracing best educational practices, philosophies and beliefs with a global vision.
We look forward to working with our families and community in our effort of raising student learning through a great year filled with an abundance of teamwork. I am looking forward to working with you. Come join our learning community.
Educationally Yours,
Kimberly Osterhues
“When you know that someone believes in you, it makes it easier to believe in yourself”

Upcoming Events

Monday, July 18
Online Registration Begins
Starting today, you may register your student(s) online.
Click here to go to Family Access and begin the online registration process.
Thursday, July 21
Class Placement Letters Available for Pick-Up
Stop in at the Willow River Elementary school office, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. to pick up your child's class placement letter.

Any letters that are not picked up will be mailed on Friday, July 22nd.
Mon, Aug 8 - Fri, Aug 12
Orchestra Camp
@Middle School
8th graders  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5th - 7th graders  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, August 9
Willow River Registration Day

1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Willow River Gym
Pay registration fees, student photos, etc.

Students with special needs should plan to arrive at 12:30 p.m. for Lifetouch photos.