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Elementary School

Elementary Principal
Director of K-12 Special Education 

Jenny Valente
Office Secretary
Janene Kascha
(315) 852-3400 x7122
(315) 852-1149
School Address
711 Railroad Street 
DeRuyter, NY 13052 



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Mission Statement:

The DeRuyter Central School District, in partnership with parents and the community, will educate and empower all students to embrace a passion for learning while developing into respectful, productive members of society.

Vision Statement:

The DeRuyter Central School District will be committed to providing a safe, healthy and supportive environment where all members of the learning community will reach high expectations as they achieve confidence in their talents and pursue personal success in a complex, interconnected, dynamic world.

Elementary News and Announcements

2024-2025 PreK & Kindergarten Registration

All children turning FOUR on or before December 1, 2024 who live in the DeRuyter Central School District are eligible to enroll in pre-kindergarten and all children turning FIVE on or before December 1, 2024 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten.  The school day begins at 8:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm.  Breakfast and lunch are free to ALL students.  Students Four and older are eligible to receive bus transportation.  Parents/guardians are invited to call 315-852-3400 x 7122 to request an enrollment packet.

Children who attend early education programs start school with the pre-academic and social skills they need to succeed in elementary school and beyond.  Their improved academic performance has been shown to increase social attachments to school and lead a positive school experience.  We look forward to welcoming your child into our learning community and starting them on a successful path.

Please contact Mrs. Valente at 315-852-3400 x 7122 or via email at with questions.




School News
Job Vacancies at DeRuyter Central Job Vacancies at DeRuyter Central: Head Custodian Please see attachment below for more information.  Deadline 5/10/24     Bus Drivers (CDL Preferred, Will Train)   DCS is seeking candidates for Bus Drivers!!   New Hire Starting Salary (10 month position) - $14,430 Annually/$24.05 Per Hour Full Benefit Package including Health Insurance, Vision and Dental Insurance, Flex Spending Account Option, Life Insurance Policy, and ERS Retirement contributions.   ... more >>
Important Sportsmanship Information Important Sportsmanship Information: more >>
ParentSquare Update ParentSquare Update: Please click on the link below for information regarding the communication platform, ParentSquare.  This new communication platform is the primary tool used by DeRuyter Central School that is utilized by administrators, class advisors, coaches , etc.  SchoolMessenger will no longer be used. ParentSquare will be used to announce school closings/delays, and other important notifications to parents. ParentSquare Information more >>
Phone System Update Phone System Update: DeRuyter Central School has updated our phone voice attendant!  While it has come with some challenges, this change will assist callers in reaching the appropriate extension to help them.  We have gone to a "tiered" system.  Below is a version of what you can expect when calling: When 315-852-3400 is called, you will receive a welcome: Welcome to DeRuyter Central School’s automated voice attendant.  If you know your party’s extension, you ... more >>
Welcome Dr. Neal Capone, Superintendent of Schools Welcome Dr. Neal Capone, Superintendent of Schools: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Aug. 8, 2023   Matt Cook, Ed.D. OCM BOCES District Superintendent or 315-433-2602     DeRuyter School Board Announces New Superintendent After a thorough search process, the DeRuyter Central School District Board of Education is excited to announce the selection of Neal Capone, Ed.D., as the new Superintendent of Schools.   For the past 12 years, Capone, 50, has served as the Superintendent ... more >>

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Dr. Neal Capone, Superintendent
711 Railroad Street
DeRuyter, New York 13052

Phone: (315) 852-3400
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