Guidance Office Homepage

Upcoming Events: 




Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Time: TBD - Listen to the morning announcements for updates

Location: TBD - Listen to the morning announcements for updates

Registration: In Guidance September 22nd thru October 7th

Cost: $18.00 cash or check made out to RCSD



College representative visits are happening now thru November. 

Please see HS Guidance Calendar for dates and times.  This info can also be acquired in the HS Guidance office. 



Dear Parents/Guardians: Guidance Word Collage

Rhinebeck High School's Guidance Department is here to help students thrive with encouragement and support. We are dedicated to assisting each individual student in their development of a plan to help them achieve their academics in school and goals in life.






Please contact us with any of your concerns

Robert Heywood, School Counselor - [email protected];

Jeff Palazzolo, School Counselor - [email protected]

Megan Rodier, School Social Worker - [email protected];

Cassi Wintermantel, School Psychologist - [email protected]

Student Request for Late Arrival/Early Dismissal form

Link to faculty webpages


Local Resources

Astor Services in Hyde Park & Rhinebeck continue to offer services via telemental health services and are accepting new clients. Please contact their main number at 845-233-2935

Dutchess County Helpline: A 24 hour helpline, available seven days a week to assist in a mental health crisis: 877-485-9700

Rhinebeck High School Guidance Staff  

School Counselors
Mr. Jeffrey Palazzolo845-871-5500 x5504

[email protected]

Mr. Robert Heywood 845-871-5500 x5506

[email protected]

Counselor Assistants
Ms. Sheryl Mulkins 845-871-5500 x5505

Ms. Lisa Gillman 845-871-5500 x5507

(High School CEEB Code - 334715)

45 North Park Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Telephone: 845-871-5500 Fax: 845-871-5562

Students can access their Naviance accounts to explore careers, do a college search, build a resume, etc. Please contact your student's School Counselor or our College & Career Advisor for help accessing your Naviance account. Naviance Parent/Student Portal

Our school counselors are here to School assist students in developing their academic, personal, social and career/college skills. Students, parents and/or guardians are encouraged to meet with your child's school counselor on an ongoing basis.

The 2020-2021 Program of Studies is an invaluable tool for high school and post-high school planning. It provides an overview of the guidance program, graduation requirements as well as course descriptions.