IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL PARENTS


Expanded use of ASPEN for

Student Contact & Medical Emergency Information

Sharing Directory Info & Email/Text Notifications

Darien is now using ASPEN, a secure Web-based information management system to collect contact and medical emergency information and for parents to request non-disclosure of directory information for students.  School Messenger will be used for email/text notifications in place of Ed Alert.

Please click here for more information

Please click here for 2014-2015 Important Alert

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postheadericon K-5 Parent Information Sessions Revised Progress Reports

Parents are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the implementation of revised K-5 progress reports for the 2014-2015 school year.  Representative groups of teachers and administrators engaged in a year-long process to update the K-5 progress report to align with the K-5 curriculum, particularly in the areas of literacy and mathematics.  The presentation will be led by Tim Canty, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, and members of the K-5 administrative team.  Sessions will be offered at the following dates/times:

  

November 12, 2014:   7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    Tokeneke Elementary School

November 14, 2014:   9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Board of Education Central Office

 

 

postheadericon NEW SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCEDURES MANUAL

We are pleased to announce that the new Darien Public Schools’ Special Education Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOPM) has been posted on the Darien Public Schools website and is available for immediate use.  In addition, hard copies of the manual will be available in each school.

 

The Special Education Standard Operating Procedures Manual provides general guidance and explanations of procedural requirements for the provision of special education and related services to children eligible for such services.  In the near future, active hyperlinks will be added to the web version, allowing readers to link to the websites cited in the Resources Section of each chapter in the manual.

 

Two companion documents, the Parent Guide to Special Education and the Manual on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are undergoing final review and are expected to be available on line and in hard copy prior to the end of October.

 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:01)

 

postheadericon FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION:

 

On December 16, 2013, the Darien Board of Education received the final version of the special education report, “Procedures and Practices Relevant to the Administration and Operation of Instruction, Services and Support for Students with Disabilities in the Darien Public Schools for the 2012-2013 School Year,”  prepared at the Board’s request  by Sue Gamm, Esq.  A revised Executive Summary (dated December 16, 2013) was also received.

 

You will find a copy of both reports by using the links to these report(s) Full Report, Revised Executive Summary.

 

Elizabeth A. Hagerty-Ross, Chairman

Darien Board of Education

 

postheadericon 2015-16 School Calendar Proposals

 

At its meeting on March 25, 2014, the Board of Education discussed the 2015-16 School Calendar Proposals  click here.    We welcome the opportunity for feedback on the proposals.

 

 

Last Updated (Monday, 21 April 2014 07:27)

 

postheadericon Guidelines for Practice: Extended School Year Services

 

Please click here to read the full document.

 

 

Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 March 2014 20:55)