New Families


For registration in Holmes School please go to and click on the District Information Tab and then the Student Registration Process.

School Hours (*Please note there is an amended schedule for 2020/2021 calendar year)

  • Students in grades K-5 officially start the school year with a full day on September 3, 2020
  • Regular School Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • 2020-2021 School Calendar
  • Emergency Weather-Related Information

General information about Holmes School can be found here.

The “Parent Resources” section on the Darien Public Schools District website is a great resource for new families.

School Dismissal Manager

The Darien Public Schools use School Dismissal Manager (SDM) as the district’s main way of tracking elementary school students and ensuring their safe arrival at an alternate destination after school. SDM replaces written notes, phone calls, and emails in notifying elementary school staff about a pickup time change, play date, or after school activity. SDM enables parents to digitally notify school staff of a change in their child’s regular dismissal plan.

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