Vision Statement


Dryden Community Schools envisions itself as a learning community which address the educational needs of a diverse student population. The district will strive to be focused on the success of all with the help of teachers, parents, professional staff and stakeholders within the community. We also envision a district in which students are constantly challenged and provided the educational and extra-curricular opportunities to succeed in an ever changing society. Furthermore, we will continuously strive to ensure student success and improvement both socially and academically throughout their educational careers at Dryden.

Mission Statement


Dryden Community Schools, in partnership with the community, is dedicated to the encouragement of personal responsibility, consistent academic improvement, respect for self and others, and an appreciation for life-long learning to prepare our students to enter a diverse and ever-changing world.

Beliefs Statement

Dryden Community Schools holds the following beliefs:
  • All students are capable of high achievement and can be successful.
  • All students should be valued as individuals and as contributing members of collaborative teams.
  • Our schools are a critical component to the fabric of our community and we will work with stakeholders to strive toward positive outcomes for all.
  • Maintaining a safe and structured school environment will ensure the opportunity for all to excel.
  • Constant evaluation of programs, curriculum, instruction and student data will result in continuous improvement.

Coronavirus Resources



The Basics


All students, staff and families are asked to use preventative hygiene practices:

  • Remain at home if you are sick and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are unavailable.
  • Cover cough with a tissue or sleeve. Provide adequate supplies within easy reach, including tissues
    and no-touch trash cans.
  • Routinely clean frequently-touched surfaces. 

Critical Staff during Covid 19 (if you need anything during this time, please feel free to reach out to us via email)

Mary Finnigan, Superintendent  - mfinnigan@dryden.k12.mi.us
Karen Roys, Elementary Principal  - kroys@dryden.k12.mi.us
Loraine Brinker, High School Asst. Principal/Athletic Director  - lbrinker@dryden.k12.mi.us
Lori Hall, Secretary to the Superintendent and High School  - lhall@dryden.k12.mi.us
Kelly Dunnigan, Elementary Head Cook/Food Service Director  - kdunnigan@dryden.k12.mi.us
Darlene Embree, Elementary Cook  - dembree@dryden.k12.mi.us
Jennifer Cronkright, Paraprofessional - jcronkright@dryden.k12.mi.us
Norma Lewis - High School Custodian
Mike Lapeer - Elementary Custodian

Coronavirus Letter to Parents.pdf

share-facts-covid 19.pdf

2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf



EduStaff Flyer




Request Form



Counseling Form

Upcoming High School Events:

School Board Workshop on Tues, May 19th at 6PM.  High School library.