Chancellor Livingston Elementary School kindergarten update


A Change in K age Requirements


In an effort to help ensure that our incoming Kindergarten students are developmentally prepared for school-age curriculum and social experiences, the Rhinebeck Central School District Board of Education, at their Jan 22, 2019 meeting, approved a three-year plan that will shift the age requirement necessary for entering Kindergarten, according to the following schedule:

Fall 2019: Students must be 5 years old by November 1, 2019

Fall 2020: Students must be 5 years old by October 1, 2020

Fall 2021: Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2021

Please note: With this coming September being the first year implementing the movement of the age requirement for entering Kindergarten to November 1st, the District will be able to offer some flexibility for students born in November. A parent/guardian of a child with a November birthday who may be interested in their being able to transition to Kindergarten this Fall should reach out to Mr. Brett King (CLS Principal) at (845) 871-5570 (ext. 6572) or


2019-20 Kindergarten Registration (Feb 4 – March 18, 2019)

Plans are already underway for the group of children who will enter Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019. A parent/guardian who has a child who will be five years old by November 1st, 2019 and resides in the Rhinebeck Central School District should call Mary Ann Torres @ (845) 871-5500 ext. 6560. The District will mail a registration packet in advance to minimize the registration appointment time or the registration packet can be downloadedby 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 the parent/guardian has collected all requested materials and completed the forms, he/she should contact Ms. Torres to schedule an appointment to commence the registration process. Once complete, the parent/guardian 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 and schedule a screening date and time (K Screening will take place May 8th, 9th, and 10th).

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