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Nurse's Office -

(607) 844-8694 ext. 1454

Attendance Office / Registrar -

(607) 844-8694 ext. 1449

Main Office -

(607) 844-8694 ext. 1888

DES has been identified by the NYS Education Department as needing to develop a School Comprehensive Education Plan. Click this link to read our plan. This document has the action items that DES will be implementing.

Dismissal Changes

If it becomes necessary to change what your child is doing afterschool, please send in a note.  For transportation changes please include the name and address of the drop off location, date, child's full name, teacher's name and include parent/guardian signature. Bus passes are issued for daycare purposes only. We do not accept bus changes over the telephone. If you need to change your child's drop off location during the day, please stop in the main office with a written note, send an email or fax at (607) 844-9449.  All notes must be received by 2:15pm.

Bus Advisory Procedure

Due to extreme inclement weather, the Superintendent of the Dryden Central School District may declare a “Bus Advisory”.  The notification of a bus advisory will be transmitted to parents and students in the same format as emergency closing/delay announcements via TV and Radio announcements, as well as posting on the Dryden Central School District Web Site.
During a bus advisory, school bus drivers will not expect students to be waiting at the pick-up point upon arrival.  Students that normally walk to a school will be offered busing to their schoolThe bus assigned to a pick-up point will make a complete stop at the designated location.  If visibility permits, it is expected that students will exit their residence in time to meet the bus.  There will be a full and complete expectation that students picked-up at a stop will promptly exit their residence to demonstrate a presence and that the distance to the bus will be covered as quickly as it can be safely accomplished.
It should be expected that the bus, as it progresses through its scheduled route, would start arriving later than usual.  This may, near the end of the route become upwards to 10 minutes.  To maintain a basic schedule during a bus advisory, it will not be possible for bus drivers to wait for extended periods of time for students to walk up to .5 miles or for door-to-door pick-up.  Therefore, if the designated pick-up point is not at a residence but at a point separated from a residence, (at an intersection for example), it is our sincere hope that some type of protective measures will be taken by the parents/students to insure the safety and welfare of the students. 

Autism Walk

What Parents Need To Know About the Grades 3-5 NYS Exams

 

Home School Connection


DES wants to keep our lines of communication open between home and school. Sometimes a parent doesn’t know who to turn to with concerns about their child’s classroom/school experience. Always start with the classroom teacher; S/he knows your child the best and will work with you to solve a problem. We recognize that some problems or concerns may be difficult to speak about with the classroom teacher. Trust that, when calm and respectful communication exists, there is nothing that cannot be solved. Your child’s teacher wants to know how they can make your child’s experience better!  If continuing communications with your child’s classroom teacher do not solve your concern, then feel free to please bring it to building administration. We can work with both you and the classroom teacher to come to mutual understandings and positive actions. In this way home and school communication is supported and positive.

Dryden School Age Child Care Program

Open to Dryden school children K-6 th grade, the Before School program (7:00 - 8:40 a.m.) and the After School program
(3:20 - 6:00 pm) offer supervised care every day that Dryden schools are in session. Half and full day care are often available
during school breaks. Drop-in care can be arranged with minimal paperwork. Children can be bused from Freeville and Cassavant
Elementary Schools with prior parent arrangement.


For more information, pricing and availability, please contact Joyce Chamberlain at (607) 844-9400 or email
jchambe2@dryden.k12.ny.us

DES Events Calendar

News

5/4/18

5th grade has an Engineering and Design project that asked students to work as a cooperative team to design, plan, and build a robot-like creations out of recycled materials. 5th Grade students then observed and nominated these creations for different awards.  Ideas for these robots were inspired by everything in their lives including faculty members who go out of their way to positively impact student lives, like Dan "the man" Morris.  


 

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5/4/18

Greetings all 3rd and 4th grade parents! An exciting opportunity is coming to all 3rd and 4th graders on May 14th.  On this day, all students will observe an assembly and be introduced to the instruments of the band.  Students who wish to join band for the first time, will leave the assembly with a packet that explains everything about the band program and how to sign-up as a new band member.  Students are only able to enter the band program in the beginning of 4th or 5th grade, so please take a moment to consider this opportunity. After the assembly, students that are interested in band must turn in a permission slip.  Mr. Phillips-Burdge will meet personally with each student that returns a permission slip.  Band can be an exciting and rewarding experience that builds self-confidence, creates a sense of belonging and teaches the fundamentals of reading and playing music. F or more information visit the band website—search for “Join Dryden Cub Band.” Email Mr. Phillips-Burdge with questions. Please consider joining the band!

 

~Mr. Phillips-Burdge, DES Band Director

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10/3/17

Please remember there is NO PARKING in the Fire Lane at anytime.  There is also NO PARKING or DROP OFFS in the Union Street bus circle between 8-9am and 2:30-3:30pm. 

 

 

If you are dropping off your child off please use the James Street Circle or park in the parking lot on Union Street.

 

 

Dryden Police continue to monitor traffic (Stop signs and speed) around Dryden Elementary School.  Please come to a complete stop before entering the parking lot and also coming out of the bus circle.  Please be aware of your speed when driving near the school and watch for those STOP signs. 

 

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School Hours

9:00 AM - 3:22 PM

Student arrival time is no earlier than 8:40 AM

Students arriving after 9:00 AM will be considered late and must sign in at the main office.

Entrance Procedure

Visitors to Dryden Elementary have an extra security step to follow before entering the building.  As you approach the main entrance, you will notice a “doorbell” mounted on the brick wall to your right.  You will need to push the button to alert staff to your presence.  Staff can observe visitors with a small video camera and also speak to visitors outside via an audio system. You will then be “buzzed” in and follow our normal procedures for signing in and picking up a visitor badge.

Please Sign In

For the safety of our children, all visitors to the school building must sign in at the main office and get a visitors badge. If you have an appointment with a teacher, if you are volunteering in a classroom, or if you need to be in school for any other reason, please report to the main office upon your arrival.
Please bring identification.

Student Pick-ups & Drop-off

All routine drop offs and pick ups must take place at the "old" entrance on James Street. Staff will be available in the school to assist young students in getting to their classrooms. No vehicles will be allowed in the Union Street bus circle from 8:00 am - 9:00 am and 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Violators may be ticketed. This procedure was developed for safety reasons. Parents must park in the parking lot at the end of Union Street. No vehicles will be allowed in the Union Street bus circle from 8:00 am - 9:00 am and 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Then, come to the main office and sign out your child. Wait in the lobby for your child to come to you. **Teachers will dismiss walkers from school. Please call the school office if you have any questions.

Books for Birthdays

Each day we celebrate students' birthdays by announcing their birthday on the morning announcements and having them come to the office where the Principal lets them pick a new book from our "Books For Birthdays" box and signs the book. Thank you to the Dryden Elementary PTA for donating all of the books.

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
Mara Mitchell at Freeville
Patty Helms at the Middle School
Gail Piger at the High School