Darien schools will open two hours late on Wednesday to give teachers more time to prepare the district’s “eLearning” remote education program in case the COVID-19 coronavirus closes schools, parents were told in a 9:40 p.m., Monday email.
“The staff has been working passionately and creatively to prepare remote learning experiences for our students and they be will appreciative of this small amount of time to assist them complete their work together,” school’s Superintendent Alan Addley said in the email.
“Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we navigate these unusual times together,” he wrote.
Full Text of the Announcement
Here’s the full text of schools Superintendent Alan Addley’s email:
Good Evening Parents and Guardians:
As previously communicated, for the past two weeks the staff has been working diligently to prepare eLearning experiences for students in the event of school closures due to the Coronavirus.
Please be advised that the district will be having a two-hour delayed opening on Wednesday, March 11 to provide the staff with a wee bit of dedicated professional learning time and a chance to finalize and share plans and preparations for eLearning.
The district will follow the published two-hour delayed opening schedule. Please note Wednesday’s start times for each school:
—Darien High School — 9:40 a.m.
—Middlesex Middle School — 9:55 a.m.
—Tokeneke/Hindley/Royle — 10:25 a.m.
—Ox Ridge/Holmes — 11 a.m.
—Early Learning Program — 10:40 a.m. and 11:40 a.m.
The staff has been working passionately and creatively to prepare remote learning experiences for our students and they be will appreciative of this small amount of time to assist them complete their work together.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we navigate these unusual times together.
Alan Addley, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools Darien Public Schools
Previous COVID-19 Statements Issued by Darien Officials
- Schools on Two-Hour Delay Wednesday As Staff Prepares Remote Learning for Possible School Closures (March 10)
- Library Patrons With Coronavirus Symptoms — Fever, Coughing, Short Breath — To Be Asked to Leave (March 9)
- Darien School District Superintendent, Nurse Announce COVID-19 Policies for Keeping Students and Staff Safe (March 6)
- Protecting Against Coronavirus: Darien Library, YMCA Each Issue Statements on What They’re Doing (March 4)
- School District Letter to Families: Here’s What We’re Doing to Protect Students From the COVID-19 Virus (March 2)
- How to Guard Against Covid-19 Coronavirus: Here’s What Darien Health Director Advises for Town Employees (Feb. 27)
- Darien Health Department: What We Know Now About the Coronavirus (Jan. 27)