Fun at Freeville

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 notify the following people:

Michele Wendel at Dryden Elementary School
Deb Perine at Cassavant Elementary School
Cindy Dickinson at Freeville Elementary School
Patty Helms at Dryden Middle School
Gail Piger at Dryden 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.

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.

Mark Your Calendar-January


3/5- 7:30 Board of Education Meeting, Dryden Elementary School


3/6- 6:30pm Book Fair and Dr. Seuss Night


3/16- 12:00pm Dismissal, Half Day


3/19- 7:00pm Board of Education Meeting, MS/HS Library


3/20- 6:30pm Grades 1-3 Concert


3/26-4/2 No School, Spring Break








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.

Entrance Procedure

Visitors to Freeville 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.

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 send in a written note, fax a note to 844-3826, or send an email to the school office at with the information.