Darien Summer School & Enrichment

Frequently Asked Questions & Health/Safety Info

  • What are the dates of this year's summer school? 
    • June 24-July 26, 2024
  • When does registration start?  When does registration end?
    • Registration starts on January 29, 2024.  All registrations should be completed by June 19, 2024. Our website will have 2024 course and camp information posted by the end of December 2023.  
  • What programs can I register my student for?
    • Programs are designed based on the grade the student is entering in the fall. 
  • If my student is registered for classes all day, when do they eat lunch?
    • If there is a break between a student's classes, the student should be registered for our Lunch Bunch program. If there is no break between classes, students are able to eat during their afternoon class.  We encourage parents to communicate with the afternoon teacher to let them know of the child's schedule and that they will need to eat lunch during that class. 
  • Where can I find information for tax purposes such as the EIN number? 
    • Parents who wish to obtain information for tax purposes can find a letter from the Director of Finance in their DSS&E account.  From the homepage, click "Account" and login with the parent's email address and password.  Under "Your Participants" parents will find a button that reads "2023 Darien Summer School Report" which will open a PDF letter that includes payments per student and the EIN. 
  • What health and safety precautions will be taken in relation to COVID-19? 
    • Everyone (students, parents, and staff) will have the option to wear a mask when inside of our school buildings. Students and staff will be encouraged to wash their hands frequently and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building. 
  • If my child tests positive for COVID-19, what steps do I need to take?
    • During Summer School Hours (8:00 am-3:00 pm): Please call: 203.655.3981 x 2304 to report a positive COVID test.

  • My student is not familiar with Darien High School.  How can I ensure they get from one class to another?
    • Parents are welcome to walk their children to classrooms.  We also offer a complimentary campus guide program in which high school students are available to walk participants from one class to another. If you are interested in this service, please indicate this during registration (you will be prompted to answer a question about this once you add a class to your cart).  When students arrive on campus for their first class of each day, they may meet the Campus Guides in the front lobby.  
  • What is the refund policy for 2024? 
    • Reserve your child's spot in a DSS program with confidence!  Families making a request by April 29, 2024 will receive a full refund minus a $30 processing fee and the original transaction fee. Families making a request by June 3, 2024 will receive a refund of 1/2 the tuition paid. 
  • We have a conflict for some of the dates of a scheduled class. 
    • Families may still register for the course(s) and students may attend on the days they are able to do so.  However, DSS is unable to prorate tuition for students who don't attend all of the scheduled classes.
  • My student is enrolled in an outdoor camp or class.  How do I know which field they are on?
  • Can I pack snacks/lunch that contain nut products? 
    • For the safety of our students with nut allergies, we ask that snacks and lunches are nut free. 
  • My student wants to take a DSS course for high school credit.  Are there policies on this?
    • Please read more in the "Awarding Credit for HS Courses" section before enrolling.