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 2017-18 School Year
Student artists from Red Hook High School competed in a number of juried events this spring.
Twelve students and two faculty from Red Hook High School traveled through Germany on spring break.
Another season of competition behind them, the RoboRaiders start looking ahead to the 2018-19 season.
After starting the team six years ago, Red Hook High School Science teacher Yvonne Pierce has helped grow the Robotics team into a veritable force. The team’s incredible work, including over 1,000 community service hours in the STEM field, has earned them numerous accolades and partnerships.
Students in Kristen Strothmann’s second grade class at Mill Road Elementary School participated in a Global Read Aloud program which connected students from around the world through books.
Ms. Katie Whittaker is one of the newest members of the NYS Master Teachers Program. As such, she joins an impressive group of her RHCSD colleagues who are also Master Teachers.
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.