ANNOUNCEMENTS

Important Dates:

  • September 18: Directory Deadline
  • September 28: NO SCHOOL (Yom Kippur)

Notes & Reminders:

  • Directory deadline: Friday, September 18th. Please be sure to verify your contact information if you have not already done so. The process is extremely easy and only takes a few minutes. If you are a current MMS family, just go to atozconnect.com. New families to MMS please use join.atozconnect.comAfter the verification process, you have the option of purchasing an electronic, print, or both versions if you would like. 
  • Stay tuned for information about the new MMS Spiritwear Masks!

MMS News

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH ON REMOTE LEARNING DAYS
Meals will be provided for free and reduced eligible students on their distance learning days. Meals should be ordered by emailing Meghan Bendish at
mbendish@darienps.org and include the name of student(s) receiving meals. Please also note any allergies in the email. Meals should be picked up between 10am and 11am at the bus circle of Middlesex Middle School. A member of our Food Service Staff will be there to place your meal in the trunk of your vehicle.
 
BUS TRANSPORTATION
Bus schedules, information, and transportation details are available on the Darien Public Schools website. If you opted out of bus service, you will not see a bus assignment in ASPEN, but you can always opt back in at any time with written notice to Kate Barbieri, Transportation Coordinator at kbarbieri@darienps.org. They will be happy to add your child to the appropriate bus within 48-72 hours but will strive to get students assigned as soon as possible. As a reminder, all students and drivers will be required to wear a mask on the bus unless there is a medical reason that prevents students from safely wearing a mask.
 
QUESTIONS ABOUT REOPENING? 
Visit the Darien Public Schools Reopening Hub a great resource for all communications, details on Darien’s Reopening Plan, FAQs, and more. Please direct additional questions to reopening@darienps.org
 
FOOD SERVICES
This year Darien Schools have a new food service company. Children may purchase a lunch from Nutrislice or they can bring their own lunch. Nutrislice has a convenient link which allows you to order your child’s lunch up to one week ahead of time. All orders must be made prior to 7:30 a.m. of the day. For more information, please read the following:
Nutrislice letter
Nutrislice Online Ordering Information
Free and Reduced Lunch Information and Application