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.

In September, 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.

All Dryden Schools and Offices are closed Friday, May 27th and Monday, May 30th.

Senior Scholarship Date Change

The Senior Scholarship Awards night originally scheduled for June 2nd will now take place June 1st.

National Honor Society

Dryden High School will be offering Drivers' Education this summer. Please contact the High School Office for information.

School Store

DHS Lion's Den is now open Monday's, Wednesday's and Fridays from 10:47-12:53 showcasing new T-shirts, lanyards, seat cushions and school supplies. Stop by and see us!


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. 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, Gail Piger at the High School.


Community Upload *Have photos you would like to see in the yearbook? Click on the banner above to upload your photos from your computer, find Dryden High School and enter the access code - drydenhs. To upload from your phone: go to the app store, download yearbook snap, type in dryden high school, enter the access code - drydenhs.
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.

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 Hours

 7:48am - 2:19pm

Students arrive no earlier than 7:30am. Main entrances will unlock at 7:30am for student entry and relock at 7:48am

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

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.

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.