•  A Message from the Principal:


    Dear Dexter Elementary Families and Community,


    I would like to officially welcome you all back to the 2022-2023 school year! I am excited to introduce myself to everyone as your new Dexter Elementary Principal. I am an alumni of General Brown and am grateful to be afforded this opportunity to return and lead the faculty, staff, and students at Dexter Elementary.  I have been in the field of education for the past 19 years. The last 14 of those years I have worked in the Watertown City School District teaching 4th grade and then leading an elementary building for the past 7 years. My family resides right here in the General Brown community and I have 3 wonderful children that also attend in the district.  I enjoy spending time in the community, and I can often be found at one of the many activities my children are involved in. 


    I look forward to working with all the dedicated faculty, staff and parents/guardians this school year.  I encourage you to take an active role in your child’s education.  Please take note of our PTO meetings and be ready to get involved in the many activities that we will be planning throughout the school year!


    I invite you to visit our District and schools’ websites.  I also encourage you to download the ParentSquare app. This is a major way that the district communicates with our parents/guardians.  This will also serve as a communication tool to get pertinent information to you quickly and also allows teachers to message parents.  


    Student safety is our top priority. The administrative team meets regularly to assess our current practices and to ensure we are doing our absolute best for our students. We will continue with the procedure of having all doors locked in all of our District buildings. Anyone wishing to enter a building will use the main entrance buzzer system and will be permitted to enter by a main office staff member.


    Every year brings change, and this year will not be any different. We will navigate through this transition together and I am sure the support we can give one another between home and school will help us along this journey. As your principal, I encourage you to discuss any concerns, suggestions or ideas that you may have to make Dexter Elementary the best it can be. I feel fortunate that I have been given the opportunity to work with the Dexter Elementary students, parents, faculty, staff and community this year! I am extremely excited to meet you all and get the school year underway!


    Kind Regards,


    Janelle Dupee

    Dexter Elementary Principal




DX News and Notes

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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  • Upcoming Events
    12/5 - Board of Education Mtg
    12/7 - PTO Dip & Syrup
                  Orders Due
    12/12 - PTO Meeting
                   6 pm at BGP
    12/16 - Fort Drum Military
                   Band Performance
    12/20 - 12/22 -
                Holiday Shopping
                    for Students
    12/19 - Holiday Sock Day
    12/20 - Holiday or Ugly
                   Sweater Day
    12/21 - Wear Green or
                   Cindy Lou Who Day
    12/22 - Polar Express Day
                    Wear PJ's
                1st Grade to High School 
                    for Christmas Around the
    12/23 - 1/2 - No School
                           Holiday Break
    1/3 - Return to School

    Weather Related Information

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  • Title 1

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  • 2022-2023 School Year Supply Lists  

    Pre-K Supply List

    Kindergarten Supply List

    1st Grade Supply List

    2nd Grade Supply LIst


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  • Contact Us
    Dexter Elementary School
    415 East Grove St.
    Dexter, NY 13634
    Phone: (315) 779-2300
    Fax: (315) 639-6845
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