Guidance Office Homepage

Upcoming Events:


Sign up for the SAT exam is happening now!

Registration and payment Now thru February 15th.

The cost is $60.00 cash or check made payable to RCSD.

The SAT exam will take place in school on Wed, April 24th.

Stop by Guidance for more information.






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 2022-23 Course Catalog 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.