Some early afternoon rain did not put a damper on the first day of school for the Darien district. Principals, teachers and staff welcomed students back to class this morning. Superintendent Dr. Stephen Falcone visited each school during lunchtime to see how the day was going.
Falcone told the Times that the first part of the day went well, starting with pick-ups on the morning bus routes. The bus drivers did their first full run on the afternoon route today.
“We will continue to make adjustments based on what we learn in these first days and into next week,” Falcone said. Parents can look for route updates at the schools’ website or at DarienTimes.com
The superintendent said that both students and teachers seemed excited. Falcone met with some new students and noticed “a great comfort level.”
Darien experienced heavy rain in the early afternoon, but it tapered off before 3 p.m. Falcone said he hoped dismissal would go smoothly despite “inclement weather.”
Tokeneke, Hindley and Royle school’s were scheduled to close at 2:55 p.m. today. Ox Ridge and Holmes at 3:30 p.m., Middlesex at 2:22 p.m. and Darien High Schol at 2:20 p.m.
Kindergarten at Tokeneke, Hindley and Royle will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m. from Tuesday, Aug. 28 through Friday, Sept. 7. Holmes and Ox Ridge kindergarten dismissal will be at 1:00 p.m. this week. According to Darien public school’s website, parents should look for mail from their schools principal with additional dismissal information.
More info: darienps.org