District Response to Comptroller's Report & Media Coverage
Dear Parents & Guardians,
In the fall of 2016, our Alumni Survey will be expanded to include the graduating classes of 2013 and 2011. Surveying the young adults in these cohorts will allow us to collect more nuanced information from students who have had several years of work and/or higher education experiences since they received their Red Hook High School diplomas.
In order to collect the desired feedback, the District will launch a Twitter Feed to make seniors aware of the survey. The feed is called “@TheRHHSSurvey,” and both the District (@rhcsd) and the Guidance Office (@redhookguidance) Twitter accounts will follow @TheRHHSSurvey. In addition, we will be posting information about the survey on the Guidance Office Facebook page, and working with the Senior Student Council to get the word out to improve our response rate.
The Alumni Survey of the Class of 2016 will be administered via SurveyMonkey, beginning in mid-June of this year. It is critical that students, themselves, respond to the questions so that we are measuring their first-hand experiences of the District. Parents are welcome to email their feedback to the District at email@example.com.
Paul Finch, Superintendent
Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members:
After an intensive search process, I am pleased to announce that Mr. Philip E. Campbell has been appointed as Red Hook High School’s next Principal. Mr. Campbell will begin on July 11, 2016. This start date will afford Mr. Campbell an opportunity to collaborate with Mr. Paisley on a seamless transition.
Mr. Campbell is no stranger to Red Hook. His family moved to Red Hook in 1986 and he graduated from our high school in 1990. Since that time, Mr. Campbell completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (Mathematics), a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration and Supervision. He is currently completing a Doctoral Program in Instructional Leadership. Mr. Campbell taught mathematics for several years in the Arlington Central School District and in Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District (in Westchester) where he served as the Dean of Students during the 2005-2006 school year. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Campbell became a high school assistant principal with the Somers Central School District in Westchester. He is currently completing his tenth year in that position.
As part of the interview process, several members of our administrative team visited Somers and met with their administrators, staff, students, and parents. At these meetings, Mr. Campbell was described as “extremely engaged and visible”, “a great listener”, “very responsive”, “student-centered”, “a thoughtful educator and leader”, and a “genuine humanist”. I am confident that these qualities will serve our students, parents, and staff well. It is without hesitation that I welcome him back to the Red Hook Central School District and look forward to working with him in the high school leadership position.
As part of his transition plan, Mr. Campbell will create multiple opportunities to get to know him after he begins his duties on July 11. I encourage you to attend one of these events to welcome him to our teaching and learning community.
Paul Finch, Superintendent
Policies for All Employees for 2015-16 School Year
In its continued commitment to reducing paper consumption and making resources available in electronic format, the district is making the following policies for employees available in PDF format. Staff are expected to review these documents before signing the required acknowledgement form and submitting it to their building's main office secretary. If you have any questions about the policies, please contact the District Clerk Elena Maskell at 845-758-2241 ext. 55010. To open the policy, click on its name.
Amy is our K-5 Instructional Technology Specialist and she has won a $2,000.00 grant from the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley. Amy will use the funds to purchase equipment to enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities in K-5 classrooms.
For more information, please read policy #1002.
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School delays, cancellations and changes in dismissal times will be posted on the district website and its Twitter feed @rhcsd, recorded on the message center (845-758-2241) and shared with area television and radio stations. Parents are advised to keep emergency contact information current by notifying the main office of your child's school if phone numbers or email addresses change.