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anyone that would like to nominate, to the Dryden Athletic Hall of Fame, one of our former Athletes (to include teams), Coaches, or Contributors to our athletic program here at Dryden. A nomination can come from anyone in and outside our community. Please click on the Hall of Fame Form link for further information. Deadline for submission is July 1st each year. 


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¿Sospechas el maltrato infantil o el maltrato?

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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.
William S. Locke, Interim Superintendent

Family Engagement Survey

Dear Dryden Families,


As you may know, the Dryden Central School District is in the third year of a required state review. One important component of this process is to collect the perspectives of all of our families through a district-wide survey. We will be using your voice to help us plan our improvement efforts and to measure our progress over the next several years.


The Family Engagement Survey will be open until February 28th. Please use this link https://www.research.net/r/5922LHD and the password family2018. Paper copies of the survey are also available, by request, from each school office. The survey should take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete. All survey responses are anonymous. If you have children in more than one school, we would appreciate it if you would fill out a survey for each building.


We have selected PLC Associates, Inc. to administer these assessments, compile the data and provide comprehensive reports which will be very helpful to us in planning forward. PLC Associates, Inc. has worked with hundreds of schools and is a certified provider of these instruments by the New York State Department of Education.


If you have any questions please contact me at ccovell1@dryden.k12.ny.us. We look forward to your input.





Cheryl Covell
Director of Curriculum and Instruction


(Scan this QR code to link directly to the survey.)


Congratulations to our January Career and Tech Students of the Month

Congratulations to our January CTE Students of the Month! Pictured from the AM class are Ashlee Sharp, Randy Jackson, and Adam Huff. Representing the PM class are Kaiazshia Adams and Eliasar Escobar.


Congratulations to Kristin Kashuba!

Mrs. Kristin Kashuba, a Dryden M.A.P.S. teacher assigned to Dryden Elementary School, has recently earned National Board Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Mrs. Kashuba was honored at a ceremony held at TST BOCES on January 31, 2018.


Mrs. Kashuba went through a rigorous process to achieve this status which is similar in the education profession to a physician earning "Board Certified" status in the medical profession.


Pictured with Mrs. Kashuba (on the right) is Mrs. Janet Roscoe-Strebel, Director of Student Services.


The Dryden community is very proud of Mrs. Kashuba and her efforts in support of the total educational experience at Dryden Central School.



Business and Marketing Honor Society Welcomes New Members

Current members of the Dryden Chapter of the Business and Marketing Honor Society of New York State welcomed twelve new members into the chapter in a ceremony on November 1 at TC3. The local chapter is advised by Linda Bruno. Congrats to our new members! 

Current members of the Dryden chapter of the Business and Marketing Society of New York State

Current Members: 

Front row (left to right):  Kelly Malepe, Keri Daley, Camryn Curren

Back row (left to right):  Amy Gardner, Kerri Calkins, Medina Lojic, Taylor Burk


New Inductees of the Dryden Chapter of the Business and Marketing Honor Society of New York State

New Inductees:

Front row (left to right):  Hayley Tanner, Kathleen Chechi, Alexandria Gonzalez, Alexis Schneider

Back row (left to right):  Erin Harkenrider, Jessica Mobbs, Brandon Mailler, Garet Marsh, Corey Seymour, Zachary Rochford, Cody Senecal

Dryden Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Check out the pink ribbon painted on the 50-yard line of the football field in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Dryden News


To the Dryden Community:


My name is William S. Locke, and I have recently been appointed as the interim superintendent of the Dryden Central School District.  I will be in the position until June 30, 2018, at which time your new superintendent will take over.  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.


I was raised in western New York and attended college at St. Bonaventure University from which I received my B.S. degree.  I started my teaching career at a small school in Cattaraugus County where I taught biology, chemistry and general science and during that time earned an M.B.A. degree.  I was then asked to teach at St. Bonaventure University in the department of economics.  There I taught statistics, honors statistics and marketing, and during that time I earned a master’s degree in educational administration.

After teaching at the college for six years I received a position at Arkport Central School in Steuben County as the K-12 Building Principal.  In that capacity I was the only administrator responsible for thirteen grade levels.  After twelve years in that position the superintendent moved on to a new school district at which time the board of education asked me to take over as the superintendent. I did that for over ten years, and in that job was not only the superintendent but the business manager and transportation coordinator as well.


I retired in 2010 and relocated to the Cortland area to be closer to my wife’s family.  Since living in Cortland I have done interim principal’s jobs in both Tully and Cincinnatus.


I am married to Kathryn Bundy Locke, a retired special education teacher.  We are the parents of two adult children and share our home with our two shetland sheepdogs McDuff and Malachi.


I am looking forward to working with the Dryden staff and community, and even though I have lived in Cortland for five years I have always felt very close to Dryden; 100 feet from my driveway is the border with the Dryden Central School District.




Thanks to the awesome fundraising that Dryden students, staff and community members did last spring, the Little Flowers Junior School in Kamira, Uganda now has access to clean water! The Ugandan Water Project staff estimates that thanks to Dryden's efforts, 454 people now have clean water.


Click the link for more information on Dryden's impact: 



Dryden Needs Drivers!

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School Tax Collection

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

2018-2019 Budget

1/22/2018 Board Meeting

- Non-Instructional Budget Development

2/12/2018 Board Meeting

- Instructional Budget Development



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.

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