Darien Public Schools will open Monday, Aug. 25, according to a news release from the department's central office.

Bus routes will be posted on the district website, www.darienps.org, the week of Aug. 18.

Opening and closing times of the schools are:

Tokeneke, Hindley and Royle elementary schools, 8:25 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.

Ox Ridge and Holmes elementary schools, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Middlesex Middle School, 7:55 a.m. to 2:22 p.m.

Darien High School, 7:40 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Mailings to parents from school principals will contain information on the schedule for opening day and other details.

A special one-hour kindergarten visit is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25. Parents should plan to provide transportation and participate in the orientation with their children. The schedule varies by school and parents will receive written notification from the principals.

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 26, kindergartners will be in school for the full day, and dismissal will occur at the same time as that of students in grades one through five.

Other specific information regarding dismissal of students and students being picked up at the end of the day will be sent to parents in mailings from school principals.