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Happenings At Cassavant

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

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.

Bus Pass Guidelines

If it becomes necessary for your child to be transported to a different location after school, please send in a note with 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 or email or email Deb Perine at   It is always good to follow up with a phone call to be sure we received your email.  Thank you,

June Dates to remember


6/5 - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm


6/11 - BOE Mtg - MS/HS School Library - 7:30pm


6/14  - PTO Picnic, 5:30pm


6/21 - Last day of school for students


6/25 - BOE Mtg - MS/HS School Library - 7:30pm

















School Hours

8:40 AM - 3:00 PM

Student arrival time is no earlier than 8:20 AM.

Students arriving after 8:40 AM will be considered late and must sign in at the main office.

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.

Entrance Procedure

Visitors to Cassavant Elementary will 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 left.  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.