SES School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:53 p.m.
SES Phone Number: (802) 253-4154
SES School Nurse: Catherine Reilly (802) 253-4154 x 3010
Covid Questions, please Call Jordan Myerson (802) 585-4087

LSUU Return to School Handbook | Continuity of Learning and Social Emotional Well-Being |Link

Please Note: While the school day officially begins at 8:10 AM, supervision starts at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop your child off prior to 7:30 on any day. We’ve noticed that children have been arriving considerably earlier than allowed, which is a safety concern for all of us.

Dear SES Families ~

As I’ve noted in previous communications, The Lamoille South Unified Union has long espoused the philosophy that learning is enhanced with personalization, courage, humor, relationships and community awareness.  Our dedicated teachers, along with the assistance of a supportive staff, strive to meet students’ needs on a social and emotional level.  Children thrive in a supportive and positive environment, one which allows them to develop emotional resiliency and intellectual flexibility.  At SES, we are grateful for the support of loving parents and a responsive community, as we all work together to foster positivity in our students and guide them on their journey to be kind, principled human beings.

As we prepare to celebrate World Kindness Day on Saturday, November 13th, the SES family has been singularly focused on the value of kindness and its manifestation in our everyday lives. As we approach the holiday season, we are presented with many opportunities to put kindness into action. Some of our new families may not be aware of long standing occasions to be kind and generous that are right around the corner.

We will soon display our festive turkey with feathers that can be plucked featuring itemized products needed to provide holiday meals for food insecure neighbors. This is always a rewarding activity (especially for the students). Food should be dropped off in the bin here at SES by Monday, November 22.

The Hunger’s Hard, Baking’s Easy initiative is an annual tradition and a great time for home bakers to put their skills to good use! Some of the baked goods donated are truly works of art (while generous non-bakers enthusiastically purchase items at the grocery store)! Baked goods should also be dropped off on Monday, November 22. We will have a table set up outside of the main entrance.

And December will present many more occasions for kindness and generosity! Please stay tuned!

Moving forward to Covid 19 news, Jordan Myerson, our Director of Nursing Services / COVID-19 Coordinator has provided the following guidance:

Lamoille South is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.  We want to inform you that free COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for everyone age 5 and older.

You can find additional information, including how to schedule an appointment, on the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) website.

In-school vaccination clinics will be held at SES as follows:
Stowe Elementary Dose 1 Date – 01/11/2022
Stowe Elementary Dose 2 Date – 02/01/2022

Information on how to register for these, as well as dates of other local in-school clinics, can be found on the VDH site. For additional guidance from Superintendent Ryan Heraty in the Lamoille Ledger, please click here.

Please remember that if your child has symptoms we ask you to keep them at home, and to contact your primary care doctor who will advise you on your next steps. You can also feel free to contact Jordan at (802) 585-4087.

And another face mask reminder. Please send in several clean masks with your child to be kept in their locker or backpack. They get wet, dirty, damaged and need to be replaced frequently. Cloth masks should be washed and rotated on a daily basis.

It’s Friday Activity Program time and we are excited that we can again provide this opportunity to our students.  Many details need to be coordinated to make this program a success.  This year’s Friday Program Dates:January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 11, 18 and March 4, 11.

Friday Program FAQs – All students are required to participate in an activity, as it is part of the school day. Please let us know if you have any questions!  Stowe Mountain Resort Student Friday Program passes are only good for Fridays during Friday Program.

SES Student Friday Program Registration
If you are interested in volunteering for Friday Program at Stowe Mountain Resort, please follow this link to sign up:

Volunteer Sign-up for Stowe School Friday ProgramWe’re looking for an organized, responsible parent or community member to help with Friday Program logistics at Spruce this winter. To successfully manage and coordinate the groups for SES at Spruce, this position requires:

  • Ensure all volunteer chaperones complete the paperwork and training required to participate in the program
  • Use the student registration data from Dot to create groups of students with corresponding volunteer chaperones (using chaperone’s skill of skiing information)
  • Correspond with chaperones each week to confirm their attendance.  Ensure that we have chaperones comfortable with teaching every level (e.g., make sure that we have folks comfortable teaching never ever or very new skiers)
  • Find substitute chaperones when a volunteer is unable to attend a session (including when this occurs on Friday AM)
  • Confirm the groups on Friday morning and send lists to SES for printing)
  • Make sure that the group signs (w/group #s) get to Spruce with the group lists and dismissal plans
  • Correspond with chaperones after session (electronically is fine) regarding group composition/skill set of students and make any changes accordingly

If this sounds like it’s right up your alley (or you know someone who would be perfect for the job), please advise Dot as soon as possible.

A message for all of our Classroom/Field Trip Volunteers… Thank you for your willingness to assist in fun, rewarding activities and generosity in sharing your time with us.  All adults who volunteer with children in a school setting must be cleared through a criminal record check process on a yearly basis. For the volunteer forms and instructions, click here. Please note, it can take up to 10 days for your request to be processed.

As many of you know, this year we are hosting our Community Meetings on Friday in the gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. Parents of children who are presenting, telling jokes or doing a special activity are invited to the gym for an in-person presentation of Community Meeting. We live stream the meeting in classrooms and they are also recorded, when possible. The link to a very special4th Gradepresentation by Tamara North’s class in this week’s Community Meeting can be found here.

SES / 6 Day Rotating Schedule ~ What does this mean? This year we will have a 6 day Unified Arts rotating schedule. It will be important to know what day it is on the schedule so that your child/ren will have the important materials and supplies needed for their Unified Arts classes. We are implementing this schedule so that we have no more lost days and classes. Classroom teachers will be messaging about what this will look like on a daily basis.  The schedule for the upcoming two weeks is as follows:

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6
    M 11/8T 11/9
W 11/10F 11/12M 11/15T 11/16W 11/17TH 11/18
F 11/19M11/22T 11/23

Thank you for your continuing partnership and support. As always, if I can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me directly or set up an appointment with Dot or Sue. 

Nina Slade

PTO News and Announcements – A huge thank you to all the families who helped us with the Wreath & Citrus fundraiser!  It was a HUGE success!  We topped our previous years’ sales and then some!!!!  Special thanks to our 5th grade students who helped us with our Stowe area businesses!  While we are still gathering all our numbers, we definitely raised over $15,000 for SES enrichments!

Now it’s time to think about unloading and delivery!  We need your help again!  Our unloading times are variable, but we have created sign-ups based on times from last year – but updates will be provided as they are available.  And our Saturday delivery times are set from 9am – 12pm!  Please consider helping if you can! We will also be looking for a couple of people to hang with us and assist with curbside pick-up as well! 

If you have any questions please email
Friday: 11/19 Wreath Unloading & Business Deliveries Sign Up
Saturday: 11/20 Wreath Delivery & Curbside Help Sign Up
Friday: 12/3 Citrus Unloading Sign Up
Saturday: 12/4 Citrus Delivery Sign up

Don’t forget, Birthday Book Club paperwork and payments are due 11/10!

Community News

  • On the second Sunday of each month, from 11:00am – noon, Kendra McGuire will be leading outdoor learning events designed to inspire, excite, and entertain. We’ll be rotating locations from month to month. November’s program, on 11/14, will take place at Wiessner Woods. There is no fee to attend, although we are requiring pre-registration. Here is a link to the event page on our website:

Who’s ready to kick off the 2021-22 basketball season?? We are! Registration is now open for all youth basketball programs.

Register online at or by calling our office at (802)253-6138. Registration deadline is Monday, November 15th at noon for 3-6 grade basketball.. We are also looking for volunteer coaches for a couple of teams AND paid referees for games! If you’re interested, or know someone who is, please reach out to Program Director, Kelli Millick at or (802)253-6138.

Working Communities Challenge, Lamoille:

Sharing Priority: The best way for children ages 5-11 to get a COVID vaccination appointment is to go to a state clinic, most of which are at area schools. Vaccination through pediatricians or pharmacies are extremely limited for this age group at this time.

  • Parents can take their children to any school clinic. Children do not have to be students at the school to get vaccinated.
  • Children DO need an appointment, and parents DO need to come with them.

Get an appointment through the state site. It works best with a computer, not a phone or tablet:

  • Parents will need to make a sub-account on their own account for their children if they don’t already have one. Click “ADD DEPENDENT/HOUSEHOLD MEMBER.”
  • Accounts with a child age 5-11 will see the clinics for that age group as an option.

Go into the portal, sign in the child, and then choose ANY clinic.

November 11: No school – Veterans Day
November 19: Wreath Unloading & Business Deliveries
November 20: Wreath Delivery & Curbside Help
November 22: Drop off for Hunger’s Hard, Baking’s Easy and Deadline for Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 24 – 26: Thanksgiving Break
December 3: Noon dismissal
December 3: Citrus Unloading
December 4: Citrus Delivery
December 24 – 31: December Break

LSUU 2021-2022 Return to School Handbook
LSUU 2021-2022 Calendar
Box Tops for Education
November 2021 Lunch Menu
Stowe Bus Routes
Stowe Youth Lacrosse Fundraiser
Chicks with Stix
Lamoille Family Center Free Parenting Class
Learn to Skate
The Current 2021 Fall/Winter Classes

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