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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.
Thank You Message from Superintendent

Dear Community Members:


As the school year draws to a close, I want to thank all community members for partnering with us this year. Effective collaboration is essential in order to realize our mission (see above).

Our school district continues to be recognized regionally, statewide and nationally for the quality of our teaching and learning environment. Red Hook is a special place and I thank all community members for helping to keep it that way this past school year.


Enjoy a safe and relaxing summer season.




Paul Finch, Superintendent 

Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley Education Grant Winner 

Congratulations to Stacie Smith from LAMS for receiving $1,780.00 to include technology in her CAFÉ (Community, Art, Food, Education) project.  Students will use digital technology (iPads) to research cultures and regions to create an authentic menu, apply for restaurant positions and market their restaurant.  The CAFÉ will be a culminating event of the Home and Careers program and be attended by community members.  This  technology experience will help our students establish an understanding of the importance of technology in the business world. 
Congratulations to the RHHS Students for Film Awards
On May 6, the students from the Intro to Broadcast TV Class at Red Hook High School showed their film “Canted Love” as part of a film fest in New York City. The students' film won both the “Best Graphics" and “Best Use of Cinematic Technique” awards. The film was also nominated for "Best Camera Work" and "Best Effects." There were 30 films submitted from high school throughout New York State.  Congratulations, students and teacher Mr. Fitzmaurice! 
Model United Nations Club Shines
Students in the Model United Nations club participated in the Cornell Model UN Conference on April 17-18 Red Hook received the Outstanding Small Delegation Award, an honor given to only one delegation at the conference. In addition, Templeton Kay won Best Delegate in his committee, Evan Torrisi received an Honorable Mention Award and both Isabel Vazquez and Shane Digan received verbal commendations.  Congratulations to all.  We are very proud of you! 
Kudos - NAMM Foundation Recognition!
Congratulations to our students and teachers! Red Hook has been named a "Best Community for Music Education" by the NAMM Foundation for the second year in a row! Just 388 school districts were so recognized in 2015, out of about 13,900 public school districts in the United States. 
Recommended Reading from Superintendent Finch:
The New York Times Article -  College for the Masses
The New York Times Sunday Book Review - 'The Test,' by Anya Kamenetz 
The New York Times Article - Hearing Every Voice in the Room 
The New York Times Article - In Defense of Annual School Testing 
The New York Times Article - A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D.