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Ox Ridge Elementary School

General Information

School Hours 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Students should not arrive before 8:40 AM. There is no adult supervision before this time.

Scheduled Early Dismissal Days : 1:25 PM (lunch will be served) Early release days may include conference days and days before certain holidays.

EMERGENCY Early Dismissal Days: Emergency early dismissal may be due to inclement weather or any event requiring the early dismissal of students.

Morning Emergency Dismissal: 11:30 AM (no lunch served)

Afternoon Emergency Dismissal: 1:25pm (lunch served)

Student AbsencePlease notify the school every day your child will be absent. You can call the school voice mail system and leave a message in the mailbox:

call 655-2579 extension 4777 (KidCall) 

Or email 

After classroom attendance has been taken and sent to the office, a check will be made against the absences phoned in to the school. In any case of absence where there has been no notification by the parent, contact will be made with the home to verify the absence.

We use School Dismissal Manager ( a web based system to notify classroom teachers of any change in dismissal. Please log in and note any changes to your child's dismissal before 2:15pm.

Students arriving after 9:05 AM should report to the main office with a guardian to sign in and receive a late pass.

Extended vacations beyond the regularly scheduled school vacations are strongly discouraged. Skill development is a day-to-day process. Interruptions to your child's normal school calendar may be harmful to the learning process. It is difficult for teachers to prepare homework before, during and after an extended vacation. In order to discourage extended vacations, it has become a district wide practice for teachers not to be required to provide extra homework.

Contingent on space and acceptable behavior, parents may request that their children ride another bus to a friend's house or for other necessary purposes. All requests must be in writing and submitted with the understanding that the administration reserves the right to grant bus changes. Long-term change requests must be discussed with the principal.

The bus loop is reserved for buses only. Cars are not allowed in the bus loop. At arrival and dismissal times, students must be picked up and dropped off at the designated area only.

Ox Ridge Elementary School

395 Mansfield Avenue Darien, CT 06820     Phone: 203.655.2579     Fax: 203.655.9012
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Darien Public Schools
35 Leroy Avenue
Darien, CT 06801

Phone 203.656.7400
Fax 203.656.3052

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Health Forms

Please visit the Health Services page for information and required student health and athletics forms.


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.

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