Welcome Back, Students!: Wednesday, September 7
Dear School Community Members:
Welcome to the new school year! We are excited to have the opportunity to share a new journey with the children we serve. At the beginning of the school year, it is important for parents and teachers to establish a strong collaboration. To this end, I encourage all parents to contact their child’s teacher(s) within the first few weeks of school. Our new phone system makes it easy to dial by name using 845-758-2241 and choosing option 9. Teachers and administrators are also available by email using their first initial and last name (e.g., Paul Finch = firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please let my office know if we can be of assistance. We can be reached at 845-758-2241 extension 55010.
Paul Finch, Superintendent
Dear Parents & Guardians,
In the fall of 2016, our Alumni Survey will be expanded to include the graduating classes of 2013 and 2011. Surveying the young adults in these cohorts will allow us to collect more nuanced information from students who have had several years of work and/or higher education experiences since they received their Red Hook High School diplomas.
In order to collect the desired feedback, the District will launch a Twitter Feed to make seniors aware of the survey. The feed is called “@TheRHHSSurvey,” and both the District (@rhcsd) and the Guidance Office (@redhookguidance) Twitter accounts will follow @TheRHHSSurvey. In addition, we will be posting information about the survey on the Guidance Office Facebook page, and working with the Senior Student Council to get the word out to improve our response rate.
The Alumni Survey of the Class of 2016 will be administered via SurveyMonkey, beginning in mid-June of this year. It is critical that students, themselves, respond to the questions so that we are measuring their first-hand experiences of the District. Parents are welcome to email their feedback to the District at email@example.com.
Paul Finch, Superintendent
Policies for All Employees for 2016-17 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.
Superintendent Paul Finch addresses the issues raised in the NYS Comptroller's audit of the Red Hook Central School District
For more information, please read policy #1002.
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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.