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General Information

Please click this link for all things Elementary School re-opening. 

 

School Hours 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

 

Students should not arrive before 8:55 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 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 655-2579 extension 4777 (KidCall)

 

Or email oxridgeatt@darienps.org

 

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.

 

PARENT PICKUP:

We use School Dismissal Manager (www.schooldismissalmanager.com) 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.

 

EXTENDED VACATIONS:

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.

 

PICKING UP AND PARKING:

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.

 

Please see our "Welcome back to Ox Ridge 2020" video for more detail about our pick up and drop off procedures for this school year.