COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates & Resources

For updated information from the school district, including important notices, reentry efforts, learning resources, food distribution plans, child care resources and more, please visit the COVID-19/Reentry page.

Register for School

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Welcome to the RCS School District. We are pleased that you are joining us. You will find a registration packet under “More Information” containing the information we require in order to register your child for school. Please fill out the packet completely and return it to the registrar’s office (15 Mountain Road, Ravena) as soon possible.

Please call (518) 756-5200, ext. 6014 before visiting.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

Each year to kick off registration for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and Kindergarten, we host Registration and Community Fun Fairs at A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans. Parents are encouraged to attend a fair to register their child.
Dates for the fairs typically take place in January; exact dates will be posted in the district calendar.

If you are unable to attend a Fun Fair, you can register in person at the District Offices at 15 Mountain Road in Ravena. Please call the Registrar at (518) 756-5600, ext. 6014 to make an appointment.

Registration Information:

  • Registration Welcome Letter & Document Checklist
  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten Registration Information
  • Kindergarten Registration Information

Forms required for all new students:

  • Student Enrollment Form
  • Release of School Records Form (academic/medical)
  • Health Appraisal Form
  • Internet Use Form

You will also need the following documents:

  • Student’s original birth certificate (or a certified copy)
  • Parent/Guardian photo ID
  • Proofs of residency
  • Student’s immunization record
  • Computer/Technology Use Agreement (grades K-12)

Optional Registration Forms:

  • Notarized Residency Affidavit
  • Free and Reduced Price Meal Application
  • Dental Certificate
  • Parent Portal Application

Special Enrollment Situations:

  • Re-enrollment Form (for students who have previously attended RCS)
  • Private/Charter School Enrollment Form
  • Universal Pre-k Enrollment Form

Change of Address

All address changes must be sent to the district registrar using the Change of Address Form, and must be accompanied by 2 proofs of residence (see form).  Upon receipt of the form and residency documentation, the registrar will inform Transportation and, if necessary, transfer the student’s elementary building of attendance.  Please note: failure to report an address change to the registrar may result in an interruption in transportation and important school communications.

Charter or Private/Parochial Schools

To new residents of the RCS community who have children who attend charter or private/parochial schools, we ask that you complete an enrollment form for each child and return it to the central registration office located in the district offices, along with proof of residency that you reside in the district.

If your child attends a local charter or private school to which RCS provides transportation, then you will also need to complete a transportation request form if you would like transportation for your child.