Red Hook Central Schools

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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.

    Message from the Superintendent
    Dear Parents/Guardians:
    I am writing to thank you for supporting our November 6 professional development day for Red Hook Faculty and Staff. As a parent, I know it is often an inconvenience to arrange for child care on these days.  Rest assured, however, that our work is focused on learning how to better serve your child(ren).
    By way of example, here is a sampling of the topics covered:
    • Instructing students who have experienced different forms of trauma
    • Department/Grade-Level Coordination Meetings (i.e., expectations, curriculum, etc.)
    • Middle and high school grade levels data analysis and the instructional implications
    • Technology workshops (e.g., Microsoft Forms, Messaging Apps, OneDrive Tutorials, Internet Safety, ADA compliant webpages)
    • Mindfulness in the classroom
    • Visitations to community resources
    • Responsive Classroom training for support staff (i.e., teacher aides, monitors, etc.)
    • Food safety protocols for cafeteria staff
    As with all organizations that desire to improve, these professional development opportunities are critical to success.  Again, I thank you for your understanding and support.
    Paul Finch, Superintendent of Schools 

    Good News Headlines!

    Looking for some good news about teaching and learning in our school district? Please check out the Headlines section below!

    2018-2019 School Calendar Here! 

    Policies for All Employees for 2018-19 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.


  • Dutchess County BOCES will be seeking voter approval of a Capital Project. The vote will be held at 11 locations throughout Dutchess County on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from noon to 8 pm.

    For more information about the project and the voting locations, please review this PDF file.


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  • Closing/Delay/Emergency Information
    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. 

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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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  • The Red Hook Central School District is committed to making this website accessible to visitors with disabilities. We are continually working to increase its accessibility and usability, and to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

    If for any reason you cannot access any of the material on our website, please contact us and we will work to resolve the problem.

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