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.


    RoboRaiders Robotics Team Wins FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament

    The Red Hook RoboRaiders Robotics Team won the the FIRST Tech Challenge Peekskill High School Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, January 27. The team's members competed against 20 teams from the Lower Hudson Valley Region. Not only were they the Winning Alliance, they also achieved the highest number of total points scored at the tournament, and set the tournament high match score in their final winning match.  
    The team also won second place Think Award for its 100+ page Engineering Notebook, and First Place Inspire Award, which is the highest award given for the best overall team. This year, the team is especially proud of its newly re-designed robot that can complete all the tasks in the game, the near-perfect computer code for the robot to operate autonomously, and over 1,700 hours of community service and outreach performed so far this season. The RoboRaiders now advance to the Hudson Valley Championship at Pace University in February. 

    Auditorium Project Update

    January 29, 2018

    Dear Community Members: 

    I am writing to update you on the progress of the auditorium project. We are a little over one month into a six-month design phase.  To date, the design team has met with a number of individuals/groups (e.g., music teachers, theatre directors, and community leaders). Additionally, we have surveyed staff and parents about design wishes.

    We have learned a lot from the input provided to us regarding various aspects of the space. Over the next two months, we will continue to meet with different groups as we seek to refine the design. The goal is to submit detailed design drawings to the New York State Education Department by July. 

    If you would like to provide us with input on design aspects of the project, please email us at


    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.



  • 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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