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  • For Fall Driver Ed Program click here.
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  • racoon Coaches Wanted: Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) is coming to Red Hook Central School. This international educational program provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students in grades 3-8. A coach can be a parent, a teacher, a grandparent, a college-age sibling or a neighborhood friend. For more information click here.
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  • MySchoolBucks Parent Portal
    The Food Services Department encourages parents to use mySchoolBucks, a convenient and secure online payment and parent information portal for cafeteria purchases. For more information, visit the Food Services website.
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    Virtual Backpack
    Click on the backpack to be redirected to the school district's virtual backpack full of information for students and their families. You will find school events, lunch menus, newsletters, community events and more in the virtual backpack! 
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Red Hook Central School District
9 Mill Road
Red Hook, NY 12571
Tel. 845-758-2241

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Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Red Hook Central School District shall be to develop in its students the knowledge, intellectual integrity, and social consciousness to prepare them to accept the obligations and opportunities found in a complex society. The District seeks to provide a challenging educational environment that fosters and rewards the values of respect, responsibility, honesty, integrity, and community service in all its members.
New Phone System Cut-Over: August 21, 2014 
On Thursday, August 21, the cut-over to our new phone system occurred. Please be aware that all extensions have been changed to five-digit extensions. Our main number remains unchanged (845-758-2241). We suggest you use the new staff directory by pressing "9" to reach your party, or by using the auto attendant menu options. A complete directory of staff extensions will be available on the website by the first day of school on September 3. 
Registering a New Student
If you would like to register a new student for the 2014-15 school year, you MUST contact the Registrar Elena Maskell at 845-758-2241 ext. 55010 to schedule an appointment to meet with her. The Registrar's office gets very busy at times! Please schedule your appointment to register new students as soon as you have all the required documentation. Questions? Email her at
Superintendent's Message - August 2014

Dear Community Members:


School opens in less than a month – Wednesday, September 3rd to be exact!  Our summer has been a productive one thus far. We have made significant progress toward completion of infrastructure projects and have hired new staff members. I am beginning to see usual signs that the start of the new school year is approaching: teachers coming in to set up their classrooms and coaches gearing up for the fall competition season.
In terms of infrastructure work, the wiring and accompanying devices are almost completely installed for the new wireless Internet system, telephone system, and security system.  We anticipate that the wireless network and telephone system will be ready for use by the first day of school.  The new fleet of security cameras will be coming online throughout September and October.  Additionally, we expect to have the card access security system operational for employees at Mill Road by the start of the school year.
We are excited to announce two new hires on our administrative team.  Mr. Lawrence Anthony will be our new Director of Food Services and Mrs. Michelle Kaprinski will be our Interim Assistant Principal at Linden Avenue Middle School.  I am confident you will find both Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Kaprinski to be responsive, student-centered, and eager to contribute their expertise to our learning community.  Please join me in wishing them well in their respective roles. 
As always, we welcome community feedback.  We have added a new link on the left hand side of our website that allows any community member to provide us with feedback.  This link is entitled, Tell Us How We Are Doing.  We will review comments regularly. 
Enjoy the remainder of the summer!


Paul Finch, Superintendent

The Superintendent's Light Summer Reading Suggestions: 
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