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The Board of Regents amended the requirements for the provision of Academic Intervention Services (AIS). Click this link to read a letter explaining how Academic Intervention Services are provided in Dryden Schools.


Residents of the Dryden Central School District, who wish to have their child(ren) transported to a non-public school for 2017-2018 are ...more

Capital Project Vote Results

March 28, 2017


Thank you to all the community, the Board and especially the Facilities Advisory Committee.


The voting results are as follows:


Proposition Yes No
1)  District-Wide Additions & Renovations 505 214
2)  Multi-Sport Turf Athletic Field 270 443


Calendar Change

On February 27th the Board of Education approved a change to the 2016-2017 school calendar:

Please note: 

School will be in session for a half-day for all students on Friday, April 14, 2017.  April 14th will be a regular work day for all staff.

Welcome to the Dryden Central School District!  We are located in the southern part of central New York State in Tompkins County.  The District encompasses an area of 110 square miles and serves a population of about 1600 students.
Sandra R. Sherwood, Superintendent

Dryden News


Students at Cassavant Elementary School were recently visited by a local taxidermist, who shared a little bit about Native American culture with them.

Richard Burke presented furs and tools made from different animals in the area that might have been similar to what Native Americans made and used. The Dryden students were full of questions and excitement as they tried to identify animals by looking at their furs.

Burke brought along fox, deer, buffalo, bear and beaver furs that he has made himself over the years. He started presenting his collection to elementary students about two years ago.

“Some students never get to see a fur or the tools that may have been used in that time,” Burke stated. “I love seeing how excited students are when I show them things that can’t be bought at Walmart.”

Students were afforded the opportunity to not only try on the furs, but also try out some of the tools such as drums and pouches. The buffalo fur was a crowd favorite during this hands-on activity.  


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Dryden Schools promote academic achievement and youth development, preparing students for lives of productive employment, sound relationships, and responsible citizenship in our community and the world.

Vision Statement

The Dryden Central School District is an outstanding place to live and attend school because of its shared commitment to the highest quality education and the safest, most productive academic ...more

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Bullying, harassment, and discrimination are serious and will not be tolerated within the Dryden Central School District. Please click here for the form to report alleged bullying, harassment, or ...more

Safety Reminder

Lockdowns occur when there is an awareness of a situation requiring investigation in the building.  Once the investigation is completed, the lockdown is lifted and classes resume.  The purpose of any lockdown is to assure student and staff safety.


The schooltool mobile application is now available to parents and students. You may log in to see information regarding current schedules, assignments and attendance. To get started using the ...more


The Dryden Central School District uses SchoolMessenger as our emergency notification system. The contact information in SchoolMessenger is pulled from our student information system, schooltool. Th ...more