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General Information

School Hours: 8:25AM - 2:55PM


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:

School                       Phone                     Mailbox
  • Hindley                 655-1323                  5777

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.


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


All changes in dismissal must be made using School Dismissal Manager no later than 1:30 p.m. Pick-ups are dismissed to the front entrance of the building at 2:50.


Sign up for Ed-Alert! The Darien Public Schools provides an emergency notification service that allows parents and staff to receive emails and text messages about urgent information from the Office of the Darien Superintendent of Schools. Go to and click on the link to sign up.

Please visit the district Emergency Weather-Related Information page for more information.


On regularly scheduled shortened days, Hindley will dismiss at 12:55, with pick-ups arriving at the entrance of the building at 12:50.


Extended vacations beyond the regularly scheduled school vacations are strongly discouraged. 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. We kindly request that you remain in your car, staff members will assist students in and out of the car.


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 areas 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.