Darien Public Schools will open this morning, then run on an early dismissal schedule, Superintendent Dan Brenner announced early Wednesday.
UPDATE, 5:30 a.m. — “The Early Learning Program 8:30 a.m. start will dismiss at 10:00 a.m./ Early Learning Program 9:30 a.m. start will be closed,” the school district said in an announcement emailed at 5:22 a.m.
UPDATE, 5:45 a.m. — The school district’s first emailed announcement of early dismissal listed Middlesex Middle School as being dismissed at 11 a.m. The district sent another email correcting that: Early dismissal for Middlesex is at 10:30 a.m., as the district’s early dismissal policy states.
This is the early dismissal schedule, according to the school district website:
(1) In the event of a Morning Emergency Dismissal due to inclement weather, all students, including kindergartners, will be dismissed according to the following schedule:
High School 10:30 a.m.
Hindley, Royle, Tokeneke 11:00 a.m.
Middlesex 10:30 a.m.
Holmes, Ox Ridge 11:30 a.m.
All students will have the same bus stops as they had in the morning. No lunches will be served at school on those days, but elementary students will have a snack prior to dismissal.
FOR Early Learning Program (ELP) ONLY: ELP students at Ox Ridge, Royle, and Tokeneke will be dismissed at 10 a.m.
Update: 5:27 a.m. — Here’s the Darien Public Schools announcement via email at 5:22 a.m.:
Today is Wednesday, March 21st and the Darien Public Schools will be dismissing students early due to the weather forecast. All activities scheduled for this afternoon are cancelled or will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check the district website www.darienps.org for further updates.
The dismissal schedule is below:
Darien High School will dismiss at 10:30am
Middlesex Middle School will dismiss at 11:00am [SEE CORRECTION JUST BELOW]
Hindley, Royle and Tokeneke will dismiss at 11:00am
Holmes and Ox Ridge will dismiss at 11:30am
The Early Learning Program 8:30am start will dismiss at 10:00am/ Early Learning Program 9:30am start will be closed
Thank you and safe travels.
In a second emailed announcement, this one at 5:45 a.m., the district amended the announced schedule to note that Middlesex Middle School will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m. (NOT 11 a.m.), which is the school’s time in the district’s early dismissal policy (as noted above). Here’s the message:
The Darien Public Schools website had a notice on the home page about the early dismissal which added: ”
- FOR Early Learning Program (ELP) ONLY: ELP students at Ox Ridge, Royle, and Tokeneke will be dismissed at 10 a.m.
- All activities scheduled for this afternoon are cancelled and will be re-scheduled.
UPDATE, 5:34 a.m. — Here’s the Darien-specific forecast from the National Weather Service, as of 4:56 a.m.: