Contact Us

Nurse's Office: 

(607) 844-8694 ext. 4233

Main Office and Attendance:

(607) 844-8694 ext. 4239

Registrar's Office:

(607) 844-8694 ext. 5281

Parent Portal








Parent Portal Guide for schooltool

First-time users need to provide the school with an email address before attempting to login. Please see the Parent Portal Guide for step-by-step instructions to login.

The schooltool mobile app is now available! Download the app for Android or Apple.

School Forms

Mission Statement

The Dryden Middle School mission is to promote the core values of  excellence, integrity, and creativity. 

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.

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.)


Wall of Positivity

Wall of Positivity

Upcoming Events:


February 16 - 20

Winter Recess



February 26

BOE Meeting

Cassavant Elem. 7:30 p.m.


March 2nd

End of 25 weeks







No news posted

School Hours

7:48 AM - 2:19 PM

Student arrival time is no earlier than 7:30 AM.

Students arriving after 7:48 AM will be considered late and must sign in at the main office.

DMS 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 DMS will be implementing.

SchoolMessenger Contacts:

Michele Wendel at DES
Deb Perine at Cassavant
Mara Mitchell at Freeville 
Alison Lonsky at the Middle School
Gail Piger at the High School