Red Hook Central Schools

Welcome to our teaching and learning community.


  • 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 for Your Support

    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

    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.



  • Vaccine Requirement for Incoming Seniors - Important
    All students entering 12th grade for the 2017-2018 school year MUST have doctor documentation that they have received meningococcal vaccine or doctor documentation of an appointment to receive the vaccine before starting school in September. 

    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.  


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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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  • 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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