District Provides Transportation Reminders and Information Updates As New School Year Begins

This message provides transportation information for your child for the 2016-17 school year.


As we start the school year, bus pick-up times may vary during the first week or so of the school year, as the route changes and changes in ridership become established and tweaks to the routing are made to accommodate changes previously unknown to us before the start of the school year, such as new students, new student addresses, and changes in before-school and after-school child care arrangements. Please allow for a five to ten minute window from the scheduled times that your received before the start of the school year to allow for the routes and times to become established within the context of real world conditions.


Kindly be reminded that your child should be waiting at the roadside pick-up point five minutes before and five minutes after the designated pick up times. Please do not wait for the bus to pull up to the pick-up stop before having your child leave your residence. This causes additional time to be added to the bus route and delays other students from getting to school on time.


If you have any questions, please call Rhinebeck Central School at 845-871-5520 X 5527.

For problems before 8:00 AM, please call Total Transportation at 845 204-9660, option 1. (The typographical error regarding Total Transportation’s telephone number in the bus route letter parents received last week has been corrected here and elsewhere on the District website.)


P.S. For those parents with Kindergarten students, please be reminded of the "New Beginnings" Program. For the first five days of school, September 7-13, 2016, Kindergarten children will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.



845.871.5520 - District
845.871.5520 ext. 5527 - Transportation
845.871.5570 ext. 6560 - Registration
845.871.5570 ext. 6551 - Special Education
845.871.5570 ext. 6560 - Curriculum & Instruction


Mailing: P.O. Box 351, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Physical: 45 N. Park Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572


845.871.5570 - Chancellor Livingston Elementary
845.871.5500 - Bulkeley Middle School
845.871.5500 - Rhinebeck High School