Calais Elementary School

  • Calais Elementary School

    Our Vision: Calais Elementary School will ensure all its students show personal and academic growth, develop a love and commitment to lifelong learning, and have a strong foundation for making future choices.


  • Calais Elementary School
    321 Lightening Ridge Rd Plainfield, VT 05667
    802-454-7777 FAX:802-454-1580

Current Events


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                              Calais Elementary School 

                    will honor the Sixth Grade Class of 2020

                     Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:30pm 

    A virtual event will be shared in advance with details to follow.

     Sixth Grade Celebration Details

    Due to current public health guidance that restricts in-person gatherings, Calais will hold a celebration honoring sixth graders from the safety of their homes and will stream the event online.  This celebration format will be similar to the U32 senior graduation.

    The ceremony will be hosted by Ms. Cat and Mrs. T and will honor each sixth grade student, recognize and celebrate their growth and contributions to the Calais school community.  Speeches, photos, and memories included!  Virtual event information to follow with speeches by Principal Cat Fair and guest speaker, Stacey Rupp

    Students will be invited to receive certificates IN PERSON(!) from Ms. Cat and Mrs. T in front of the Calais Elementary School entrance at 6:30 on the day of the ceremony, in a “Drive-Bye!” style (also like U32 seniors!).

    In order for this in-person component to occur, students and families will be required to follow public health and Vermont Agency of Education guidelines:

    • Only the sixth grade student will be able to exit the vehicle, wearing a mask and maintaining 6 feet distance to pick up their certificate
    • Family members will be required to remain in vehicles but can take photos from cars and Mrs. T will also be taking photos to share with you
    • We will mark off designated spaces in the school parking lot for graduates with their immediate family. 
    • We will put up speakers and microphones to project farther out into the parking lot for others who  may wish to park alongside the road. Students and families remain unable to gather in-person at our school and your understanding and cooperation are essential in order for this to safely occur

    A long held tradition at Calais is that we “clap out” the sixth graders as they exit the building on the last day of school. In lieu of that, it would be great for folks to line up along Lightening Ridge (I would let the town know) for the Drive Bye ceremony and “honk out” our sixth graders as they leave. We can put up cones along the road to ensure they are appropriately spaced.

    Ms. Cat will work with students to add personal touches to the ceremony electronically and if family members have something to share like a slideshow, they are welcomed and links to this should be emailed to

    We know that this ceremony will not be the same as we originally planned. 

    We also know that this ceremony WILL be special and we can’t wait to honor our students! 


    Please click here to visit the Calais Family Resource Page


    Please CLICK HERE to visit the WCUUSD site for current information regarding practices in place for WCUUSD schools related to COVID-19 (coronavirus).


    Please click here for a page with supplementary family resources and activities (in addition to the materials prepared by teachers).


    Please click here for Elementary Student Support. All kinds of information to support you during this time away from school.



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    2019-2020 School Calendar click HERE







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