CLS Kindergarten Registration for 2020-21 School Year Occurring Now Through March 16, 2020

Plans are already under way for the cohort of children who will enter Kindergarten in the Fall of 2020. Parents/guardians who have a child who will be five years old by October 1st, 2020 and who reside in the Rhinebeck Central School District should call Mary Ann Torres at (845) 871-5500 ext. 6560. The District will mail a registration packet in advance to minimize the appointment time. Prospective Kindergarten parents can also download the registration packet by going to the following link:   Then, click on Download Registration Packet.


Information required to complete the registration process includes: one proof of residency (most recent tax bill, lease, etc.); student’s birth certificate or passport; parent’s driver’s license or other proof of identity; immunization record; and custody documents (if applicable).


Once all required materials have been collected and the forms completed, resident parents of 2020-21 Kindergarten children should contact Ms. Torres for an appointment to commence the registration process. Once complete, they will be asked to visit the Chancellor Livingston Main office or contact Rachel Ranalli at (845) 871-5570 x6571 to make an appointment to finalize paperwork.


Change in Kindergarten Age Requirements - Year #2 Of A Three-Year Phase-In

In an effort to help ensure that our incoming Kindergarten students are developmentally prepared for a school-age curriculum and social experiences, the Rhinebeck Central School District has been phasing in a three-year plan that moves the age requirement necessary for entering Kindergarten according to the following schedule:

Fall 2019: K students must be 5 years old by November 1st 2019 (our current sitting Kindergarten class)

Fall 2020: K students must be 5 years old by October 1st 2020

Fall 2021: K students must be 5 years old by September 1st 2021


Please note: if you have any questions about this transition, please reach out to Mr. Brett King (CLS Principal) at (845) 871-5570 (ext. 6572) or [email protected]



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