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Holmes Elementary School

General Information


School Hours:

Regular Days:            
K-5     9:00AM - 3:30PM

Conference Days & Scheduled Early Dismissal (lunch will be served):
K-5     9:00AM - 1:25PM

Emergency Early Dismissal Days:
          Morning Emergency Dismissal (no lunch will be served)
          K-5     9:00AM - 11:30AM

          Afternoon Emergency Dismissal (lunch will be served)
          K-5     9:00AM - 1:25PM 

Students should not arrive before 8:45AM.  There is no adult supervision on the playground before this time.

Student Absence:
Please 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 353-4371 extension 4577

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.

Please provide your child's teacher with a note requesting early dismissal. 

Students arriving late to school should report to the school office.

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.

As of October 1, 1993, Connecticut State Law requires ALL BICYCLE RIDERS UNDER THE AGE OF 14 TO WEAR HELMETS. Students are to park and LOCK their bicycles in racks located on the school grounds. Bicycles are to be walked to and from the bike rack. Bicycle riders should stay in single file on the right hand side of the road using hand signals and obeying traffic lights and road signs. On heavily traveled roads, bicycle riders use sidewalks, granting the right of way to pedestrians, except in downtown Darien where bicycles are not allowed on sidewalks. It is strongly urged that children not ride double on bicycles. Also, a child is not to borrow another bicycle without permission from the owner. It is recommended that all bicycles be registered with the Darien Police Department.

Holmes Elementary School

18 Hoyt Street Darien, CT 06820     Phone: 203.353.4371     Fax: 203.359.2533
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35 Leroy Avenue
Darien, CT 06801

Phone 203.656.7400
Fax 203.656.3052

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