Category Archive: School News

Daily Freeman Reports:Rhinebeck school district tells parents to be prepared for bus drivers to strike

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — School district officials on Tuesday told parents to have alternate transportation ready for students if bus drivers with Durham School Services go out on strike. Read On:  http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2012/11/14/news/doc50a2963394936822517417.txt

A&E Durham – Teamsters Contract Negotiations and how it affects The Rhinebeck Central School System

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November 7, 2012 Dear Rhinebeck Parents and Staff: We would like to take this opportunity to make you aware that the company with whom our school district contracts to provide transportation services to… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports: Rhinebeck school district teachers get new contract

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The school district says a new contract has been reached with the 117-member Rhinebeck Teachers Association that boosts salaries, increases teacher contributions to health-care costs and sets the method for… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Central School District are closed on Monday, October 29, 2012

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District wide will be closed on Monday, October 29, 2012. All after-school and evening activities, including scheduled sectional contests, are cancelled as well and will be rescheduled.

The Rhinebeck Central School District is forming a Parent/Community Focus Group on the information technology initiatives within RCSD.

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Dear Parents and Community members The Rhinebeck Central School District (RCSD) is undertaking a comprehensive audit of their information technology. The study incorporates a comprehensive analysis of the technology needs within RCSD.  There… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports: Rhinebeck schools getting $74K donation for tech program

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The Board of Education has accepted a $74,441 donation from the Rhinebeck Science Foundation to help pay for the Gateway to Technology program for students in seventh and eighth grade.… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports:Rhinebeck school board covers food service deficit

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The Board of Education has agreed to transfer $100,000 from school district fund reserves to cover food service program losses that have amounted to $118,964 over the past three years.… Continue reading

The Daily Freeman Reports:Rhinebeck Board of Education to look into medical record privacy

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — School district trustees are reviewing concerns from a parent that students’ private medical information could become public because the middle-high school nurse does not have a fax machine. The concern… Continue reading

Student Writing Contest: Students K-12

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Win class trips and more Student contest: Writing about Place Hyde Park, NY–To celebrate the National Day on Writing, October 20, THV invites students to write about places they love in the Hudson… Continue reading

Single confirmed case of pertussis (whooping cough) at the Rhinebeck High School

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  As a follow-up to my e-mail to you this past Thursday, please be aware that the Dutchess County Department of Health notified us today that the suspected case of pertussis at Rhinebeck High School… Continue reading

Register now for the Rhinebeck Recreation Soccer

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It’s soccer season! Register now for the Rhinebeck Recreation U6 and U10 sessions. First practice is Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Stone Church Ballfields. Recreational Program for 2012/2013 The recreational program is co-ed… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Crew and You in 2012 ~ 2013

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  Rhinebeck Crew needs you! Why Crew? The Rhinebeck Crew program offers the students of Rhinebeck High School a sport where just about everyone competes. It’s a sport that we believe helps our young… Continue reading

Door-to-Do​or Salesman~ Via the Rhinebeck Central School District

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Dear Parents and/or Guardians,Earlier this week, we received several calls from community members inquiring about a young man going door-to-door in several areas of our community.  The nature of the inquiries differed slightly… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports: Rhinebeck school district seeks to head off serious injuries

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The Board of Education is considering  a policy requiring students in grades 5 through 12 to undergo neurocognitive testing to set a baseline for comparison if they suffer head injuries… Continue reading

The Daily Freeman Reports: Standardized test results for region

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Rhinebeck’s best performance came in seventh-grade math, in which 84.2 percent of students met or exceeded state standards, and the district’s worst performance was in third-grade math, a subject in which 62.9 percent… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports: Belt-tightening lies ahead for Rhinebeck school board

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — Members of the Board of Education have re-elected Dierdre Burns as board president for a year that is expected to bring closer monitoring of expenses and early development of a… Continue reading

Morton Memorial Library-Child Development Check Up

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Child Development Check Ups Thursday, July 12 @ 10:30 – 12:30  Wednesday, July 18 @ 5:00 – 7:00 Through a partnership with the Astor Home for Children and United Way, Morton Memorial Library is pleased… Continue reading

Rhinebeck High School Announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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The faculty of  Rhinebeck High School is proud to announce the Class of 2012 valedictorian and salutatorian. Valedictorian Hannah Tobias, daughter of  Dave and Martha Tobias of Rhinebeck, is an AP Scholar, and a recipient of… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports: Rhinebeck grads told to seek answers to today’s problems

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Each member of the graduating class of Rhinebeck High School must seek out the answers to today’s problems by utilizing new ideas, perspectives and technologies. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2012/06/24/news/doc4fe6785aef371326883169.txt

RHINEBECK-RHEINBACH EXCHANGE PROGRAM “OFF TO GERMANY CONCERT”

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RHINEBECK-RHEINBACH EXCHANGE PROGRAM “OFF TO GERMANY CONCERT” TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012 7:30PM RHINEBECK HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 45 NORTH PARK ROAD RHINEBECK, NEW YORK The Rhinebeck-Rheinbach Exchange Program participants will perform a concert of… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports: Rhinebeck High School ranked again among Newsweek’s top 1,000

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — Rhinebeck High School again is listed among Newsweek magazine’s top 1,000 high schools in the United States Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2012/05/24/news/doc4fbd952406399957195957.txt

Daily Freemen Reports: Parents save the whale-watch for Rhinebeck fifth-graders

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The Rhinebeck Board of Education on Tuesday accepted a $32,677 donation from a group of parents who want to ensure the school district’s fifth graders are able to take an… Continue reading

Memorial Day Parade May 28th, 2012

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The Village of Rhinebeck will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 28, 2012. Ceremonies will begin at 9:15 A.M. in the hamlet of Rhinecliff. The American Legion Firing Squad commanded… Continue reading

Innovation and Our Schools

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Bulkeley Middle School 7th and 8th grade students WOW’d and educated politicians, philanthropists, and principals with their engineering projects at a ribbon cutting for the school’s new technology lab last Thursday, May 10th.… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports: Rhinebeck school board’s paperless meetings have problems

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The Board of Education still is trying to work out bugs in its paperless meeting system. The system, being used on a trial basis through Dutchess  County BOCES, has frustrated… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports: Rhinebeck school budget proposal includes 2.2% levy hike

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — School district officials on May 15 will be seeking voter approval of a $29.27 million budget carrying a 2.76 percent increase of $785,329. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2012/05/08/news/doc4fa850c3dad35183835358.txt

Rhinebeck Science Foundation hosts Gala Event

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Hollywood comes to Rhinebeck Under the super moon Saturday night, public school supporters gathered to raise money and awareness for STEM education – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The historic Grasmere barns sparkled… Continue reading

Community Coalition for Rhinebeck Youth to host local Drop-Off Location for

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DEA Nationwide Drug Take-Back Day April 28 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY April 24 (Rhinebeck, NY) – This Saturday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its national and community partners will… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports: School board candidates file petitions throughout region

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In the Rhinebeck school district, two seats each carrying a three-year term and one seat with a one-year term to fill the unexpired term of former Trustee Laurie Rich are up for election… Continue reading

Cut first-grade class sizes, Rhinebeck parents urge school board

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — Parents of kindergartners in the Rhinebeck school district are calling on the Board of Education to reduce first-grade class sizes or hire additional teaching assistants this fall. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2012/03/29/news/doc4f73c7f1bac7d447846442.txt