Our Mission StatementThe 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.
Opening Day - September 4 for All EmployeesThe 2018-19 school year begins for all employees on Tuesday, September 4. Welcome Back Letters and Opening Day Agendas for faculty, and for support staff are available here.Message from the Superintendent - Rules Regarding Dogs on School Grounds
Dear Community Members:
You may notice that we have recently posted "No Pets" signage on both the middle/high school campuses, and Mill Road school grounds.
This decision followed many months of contemplation by the administrative team, the District Leadership Team (DLT), and the Board of Education. While most pet owners behave responsibly, we have had numerous incidents of fecal matter being left on athletic fields, recess areas, and other locations on our grounds.
Additionally, there have been several reports of unfamiliar dogs (both leashed and unleashed) brought to school functions. It is our desire that participants and spectators at school-sponsored events feel comfortable and not have any anxiety over the disposition of unfamiliar dogs.
We recognize that this new prohibition will necessitate a change in behavior for some adults. We trust that the community will understand this decision was made with the health and safety of our students and staff foremost in our minds.
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 for articles written by teachers Stacie Smith and Aaron McCasland as part of their administrative internship experiences.
Policies for All Employees for 2018-19 School YearIn 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.
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.
Virtual BackpackClick 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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