East Montpelier Elementary School

Mission Statement

  • East Montpelier Elementary School

    The purpose of our school is to teach all children  to become competent, caring citizens and life-long learners through a challenging and relevant curriculum.

Contact Info

  • East Montpelier Elementary
    665 Vincent Flats Rd
    East Montpelier, VT 05651
    PH (802) 223-7936
    Fax (802) 223-3736

Current Events


  • July 31st Letter from Superintendent Bryan Olkowski

    Dear EMES Families

    Please read the letter from our Superintendent and complete the survey linked in it.


    July 20 2020 Newsletter with Family Survey

    Dear EMES Families,

    Please read the July 27 newsletter. The newsletter includes a survey for families.



    June 21, 2020 Communication to Families

    Phew! It was a HOT weekend! I hope you're all enjoying these first days of summer free from zoom and schoolwork!  I am certain our staff enjoyed their first weekend of summer vacation after putting in five days of inservice last week.

    If you have not come in to school to pick up your family copy of the EMES yearbook and your children's belongings, as well as return Chromebooks and other school materials, please try to do so either tomorrow or Tuesday of this week.  The hallways are still lined with student belongings and we're hoping they clear out soon.  Jodi will be off Wednesday - Friday this week and I will be working from U-32, so no one will be in the office to help you with this after Tuesday.  I will reach out to you directly after Tuesday if your child still has a garbage bag waiting for them. Thank you to those of you who were able to come last week.

    As you have likely seen on the news, the Agency of Education has released its guidelines for reopening schools in the fall.  Late last week, five different task forces, or workgroups, were established in order to begin sifting through the 25-page document in order to make sense for what it means for the WCUUSD schools.  We have participants from EMES in each of the workgroups and I am thankful for all of our staff who have stepped up to do this crucial work this summer. This work will continue over the coming weeks, and as I learn more specific information about EMES, I will share it with you.  I don't typically write to families regularly over the summer weeks, but you will likely hear from me a lot more often this summer as I hope to keep you apprised of the developments that we make.  I know you all have so many questions, as do we, and I am confident many of these will be answered soon.

    Finally, report cards will be mailed home later this week, and as always, I am so proud of the work your children have done this semester.  I've spent my evenings reading over each report card and am in awe of all that we have accomplished together despite being remote!

    Have a wonderful evening and I will be in touch soon.



    Happy Summer Vacation!


    Summer Meal Program

    Washington Central UUSD will be sending out meals only during the weeks of July 6th through July 31st. Families will need to complete the following survey in order to receive meals during that time.  Please complete this form for summer foods so we can plan accordingly.  https://forms.gle/g6EpfYvsxcKgibJK7


    Do you need to register a student for EMES? Have student who will be starting preK next year?  

    Click here for our Online Registration System


    East Montpelier Elementary School
    will honor the Sixth Grade Class of 2020

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 6:00pm

    This in-person event will take place on Vincent Flats Road in front of EMES

    Sixth Grade Celebration Details
    ● Due to current public health guidance that restricts in-person gatherings, EMES will host an out-door celebration for our
    graduating class on the evening of June 11th at 6pm.
    ● Students and their immediate families will line up in their vehicles beyond EMES on Vincent Flats and Dodge Road just
    before 6pm. At 6pm, when flagged, vehicles will proceed through the bus lane one by one, in order for students to receive
    their certificates IN PERSON from Mrs. Lyford in front of the EMES entrance in a “Drive-Thru” style (only one car per
    family please).
    ● 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 from Mrs. Lyford.
    ○ Family members will be required to remain in vehicles but can take photos from cars and a staff member will also
    be taking photos to share with you.
    ○ Once students obtain their certificates, they will get back into their vehicle and proceed down Vincent Flats Road
    where they will be greeted by EMES staff in decorated vehicles honoring the graduates.
    ○ Students and families will not be able to gather in-person at EMES. Your understanding and cooperation are
    essential in order for this special event to safely occur.

    ● Extended family members can park along Vincent Flats Road and Cherry Tree Hill Road with EMES staff members to honk
    at and celebrate students as they drive by after receiving their certificates. Extended family members must remain in
    their cars for everyone’s safety.

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     Hello Washington Central UUSD Families,

    Community Connections has reopened a limited number of programs due to space and available staff. We want to help families transition back to work and help with the Remote Learning requirements your children have until the middle of June, after which we may run limited programming, but we are still assessing the need and availability of staff and space. More information on July to August will come during the first weeks of June. To help us please access the following link to complete the CC Summer Survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSec5oYRnNXfDxy0Z3aHRKCROZqsIZEe-a58PAGrR_I6zc_Bhg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1 .

    We are running a preschool/childcare for children ages 3-5 years old from June 1 to June 19 for the end of school at Berlin, if enough families contact us with a need. The program will be open from 8am to 4:30pm. Space is limited and will be based on when enrollment and deposits are received, once the spots are full we will put your name on a waiting list.

    We have also opened a school-aged program (K-6 grade) for students located at Berlin. The number of students allowed based on staff to student ratio is Twenty (20). This program will be open from June 1 to the 19th from 8am to 4:30pm. Filling those spots will be based on when enrollment and deposits are received, once the spots are full we will put your name on a waiting list.

    Please contact Kimberly Bolduc at kbolduc@u32.org or 802/223-3456 to obtain a Parent Handbook/Contract and fee details.



    Dear Families

    Please note that our playgrounds and fields (including the East Montpelier Recreational Fields) are now closed.  Thank you for adhering to these new guidelines.



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




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