December 6, 2017
Dear Community Members:
On behalf of the current and future students of the Red Hook Central School District, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the approval of our Red Hook High School Auditorium Project on December 5, 2017. The vote results were 1637 (Yes) to 615 (No). The 73 percent approval rate speaks to the value (and trust) our community places in its school system. I can assure you that we will work diligently to maintain and deepen that trust as the project develops.
I would also like to acknowledge Assemblyman Kevin Cahill's generous support of this project. The $3.5 million grant he secured for the school district was instrumental in making this a viable project. We thank him for his efforts and look forward to future collaborations.
In terms of next steps, we will be working closely with our architect to create a rigorous and inclusive design schedule. We welcome community input along the way. Please feel free to email me or attend a Board of Education meeting to share your thoughts.
I thank you again for your vote of confidence and we look forward to the first student performance!
Paul Finch, Superintendent of Schools
Policies for All Employees for 2017-18 School Year
Ms. Katie Whittaker is one of the newest members of the NYS Master Teachers Program. As such, she joins an impressive group of her RHCSD colleagues who are also Master Teachers.
The Office of Curriculum and Instruction has worked collaboratively with the Instructional Technology Office to create a District Instructional Technology Plan. This three-year plan outlines a three-strand approach to infusing technology strategies into the teaching and learning environment.
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It is important to know that some doctors are giving incorrect information to parents concerning the vaccine. Mrs. Kathy Frustaci, the Red Hook High School nurse, has been in touch with the New York State Department of Health to confirm that all seniors must have the vaccine.
Students must present doctor documentation that they have received the meningitis vaccine or appointment card to Mrs. Frustaci before the start of school in September. Mrs. Frustaci has been instructed by the Department of Health to exclude any student from school that does not have this documentation. Students will not be permitted to return to school until the required documentation is received by the nurse.
Each time a student reaches his/her senior year of high school, he/she will be required to have the meningitis immunization.
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.