Notice of Change in Enrollment Materials
Please note that there have been changes in our enrollment materials due to changes in federal and state regulations. We are now prohibiting any inquiry into immigration status. Additionally, we have expanded the list of acceptable documents that can be produced regarding proof of residency and proof of age.
In October, 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.
TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS TO NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR 2016-2017
Residents of the Dryden Central School District, who wish to have their child(ren) transported to a non-public school for 2016-2017 are reminded that the state established deadline for such requests is April 1 each year.
Click here for an application form.
Requests for the 2016-2017 school year should be addressed to Shelly Walker, District Clerk, Dryden Central School, P.O. Box 88, Dryden, NY 13053. Forms are also available at individual schools or the Dryden Central School Transportation Department. Questions regarding transportation may be addressed to the Transportation Supervisor at 844-4221.
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
|Congratulations to all staff across the District - Dryden High School is on the list of top performing High Schools across the US. It has received a national silver medal which means it is in the top 10.9% of high schools nationally.
Click here for the Ithaca Voice report.
Smart Schools Investment Plan for Public Review
The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed in the 2014-15 Enacted Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The Smart ...more
Please contact our legislators to let them know your thoughts on school mandates and school funding.
|Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton
106 East Court Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 277-8030
Senator James Seward
District Office 3
4030 West Road
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 758-9005
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dryden Elementary School: 844-8694 ext.1444 or 1483
Mary Hicks (email@example.com)
Allison Peyus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Freeville & Cassavant Elementary School: 844-8694 ext. 1424
Ellen Stelick (email@example.com)
Dryden Needs Drivers!
|2015-2016 Calendar Change
Due to the mild winter, Dryden Schools will be closed on Friday, May 27th. This extends the Memorial Day weekend to begin on Friday, May 27th and end Monday, May 30th. Schools and offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 31st.
Join us for the first ever Chalk Art Festival to take place in Dryden, New York on Sunday, May 29th at the Dryden MS-HS from 9am to 5pm! This event is for families and individuals of all ages to enjoy the simplicity of artwork. There will even be vendors for you to enjoy! Please click this link to learn more.
School Tax Collection
Please click here for our district's most current School Tax Collection information.
|Please be aware: Dryden Schools, as well as many other schools, have been dealing with smartphone apps that are causing great disruption to our students and, therefore, to the school. Some of the anonymous mean-spirited messages being put out on these sites have caused us to call in law enforcement to investigate the veracity of the statements.
Eric Guercio, one of our Middle School Counselors, has developed a one-page document to help raise parents' awareness of these apps. Please click here to read this document. Thank you in helping to keep our students safe from these mean and harmful postings.
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.
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.
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.
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.