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In August, 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.

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All Dryden Schools and Offices are closed from Wednesday, 11/26, through Sunday, 11/30. Happy Thanksgiving to all!


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

 
EMERGENCY GO HOME DRILL
In compliance with a regulation from the New York State Education Department the Dryden Central School District will conduct an emergency go home drill on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. All schools will dismiss fifteen (15) minutes early.

schooltool

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 schooltool mobile app:

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 discrimination. This completed form should be returned to the principal, assistant principal, or Dignity Act Coordinator at the student’s school.

 

Dignity Act Coordinators

Dryden High & Middle Schools: 844-8694 ext. 5225

     Heather Washburn (hwashbu1@dryden.k12.ny.us)

Dryden Elementary School: 844-8694 ext.1444 or 1483

     Mary Hicks  (mhicks1@dryden.k12.ny.us)

     Allison Peyus  (apeyus1@dryden.k12.ny.us)

Freeville & Cassavant Elementary School: 844-8694 ext. 1424

     Ellen Stelick  (estelic1@dryden.k12.ny.us)

 


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School Messenger

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.  Therefore, if you would like changes made to your SchoolMessenger contact information please contact the following people:

Michele Wendel at the Elementary School
Deb Perine at Cassavant
Tami Natale at Freeville
Patty Helms at the Middle School
Lisa Stamp at the High School

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.

School Tax Collection

Please click here for our district's most current School Tax Collection information.

TEACHING IS THE CORE

Dryden CSD is part of the TST BOCES Consortium that has been awarded $293,479 through the "Teaching is the Core" grant. The purpose of this grant is to improve our local assessment system. The NYSED press release can be found here.

Mission Statement

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.

APPR Disclosure

Click below for information on the APPR Disclosure Procedure.


APPR Explanation for Parents

Notice for Release of Final APPR Ratings 2014

Engage NY APPR Process

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 environment. Children are prepared for their school years by the time they reach kindergarten and prepared for success in college when they leave high school. Instruction and performance data are to be exemplary. Staff turnover is low because morale is high. A stable staff with high morale assumes continuity for students from year to year. Students know that all members of the district respect them, protect them, and show them, by example, that learning leads to a more fulfilling life. Funding for schools is sufficient without undue burden on local taxpayers. Facilities are safe, clean, and renovated on a scheduled and affordable basis.