A change in Kindergarten age requirements – rhinebeck Central School District

Chancellor Livingston Elementary School


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 will be phasing in a three-year plan that will be moving the age requirement necessary for entering Kindergarten along the following schedule:

Fall 2019: students must be 5 years old by November 1st 2019

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

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


Please note: With this coming September being the first year we are implementing the movement of the age requirement for entering Kindergarten to November 1st, we will be able to offer some flexibility for students born in November. If your child has a November birthday, and you are still interested in them being able to transition to Kindergarten this Fall, please reach out to Mr. Brett King (CLS Principal) at (845) 871-5570 (ext. 6572) or bking@rhinebeckcsd.org



Kindergarten Registration Happening Now


Plans are already underway for the group of children who will enter Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019. If you have a child who will be five years old by November 1st, 2019 and reside in the Rhinebeck Central School District, please call Mary Ann Torres@ (845) 871-5500 ext. 6560. The District will mail aregistration packet to you in advance to minimize your appointment time or you can download the registration packet by going to the following link: 


http://www.rhinebeckcsd.org/pagecontent.php?id=5   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; andcustody documents (if applicable).


Once you have collected all requested materials and completed the forms, please contact Ms. Torres for an appointment to commence the registration process.  Once complete, you 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.

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