manchester elementary middle school

80 Memorial Avenue, Manchester Center, Vermont 05255

Phone: (802) 362-1597

Front Desk & Absence Reporting: (802) 367-1701

Health Office: (802) 367-1703

Fax: (802) 362-3883

School Hours (New for Fall 2022)

Regular Day - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Dismissal window 2:45-3:00)

Early Release - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Dismissal window 11:45 -12 noon)

Office Hours - 7:45 am - 4:00 pm


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Please make all school check payments payable to: Taconic & Green RSD

Payments for computer purchases/repairs should be made out to: BRSU


Manchester Elementary Middle School FAMILY COMPACT 2022-2023

Manchester Elementary Elementary Middle School Philosophy Statement:

We recognize the uniqueness of each student at Manchester Elementary Middle School and commit ourselves to provide an educational program in which each child can develop their natural capabilities to the fullest extent.

We believe that we must inspire each child to maintain and expand a love and excitement for learning, to value inquisitiveness and challenges, to learn the basic skills and knowledge, and to apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques.

We contend that our school stands for excellence in all respects, that we are not satisfied with the minimum, and that we strive for maximum results. We are committed to making sure all children are learning and striving to meet the standards.


To clarify our shared responsibilities for ensuring a positive school experience for all children, and to symbolize that partnership, this Compact is offered in the spirit of cooperation.

As a Student at MEMS, I will make an effort to:

  • do my best in school by taking responsibility for in-school work, homework and parent/guardian notices;

  • follow rules and guidelines regarding academic performance and proper personal conduct;

  • treat fellow students, teachers, parent/guardians, and community members with respect;

  • strive for regular and punctual attendance; and

  • encourage my own wellness in the areas of nutrition, hygiene, and adequate rest.

As a Parent/Guardian of a student at MEMS, I will do my best to:

  • attend school orientations, open houses, and parent/guardian-teacher meetings;

  • treat school personnel with the respect and dignity that I wish for my own children;

  • supervise the completion of homework assignments, long-range projects, independent reading, and monitor the viewing of television and video games, online computer usage, especially on school nights;

  • encourage my child’s regular attendance, promptness, and readiness for school;

  • minimize medical/dental appointments and family vacations taken during school days;

  • contact teachers in the classroom and/or school or at home in a way that supports my child’s education, and celebrates student performance in and out of the classroom.

As a Staff Member or Administrator at MEMS, I will strive to:

  • make the school a welcoming place for parent/guardians and community members;

  • provide a caring, safe learning environment, and be a positive role model for my students;

  • treat all children and their parent/guardians with respect and dignity;

  • provide regular progress reports regarding student achievement;

  • assign meaningful and productive homework lessons;

  • insist upon high expectations for student performance in and out of the classroom;

  • design rigorous academic programs to meet a diversity of needs and learning styles;

  • enhance communication through orientations, open houses, and parent/guardian-student-teacher meetings;

  • encourage parent/guardians to contact me by telephone, email or telephone messages at school; and/or the special education referral process.

We have read this Parent/Guardian-School Compact and pledge to do everything in our power to enhance student achievement and promote effective home-school communication.

11.08.2022 We are very proud that our BRSU multi-lingual liaison Andrea Thulin is teaching English to adults in our community through this exciting new offering at the Manchester Community Library. Please click here for a video produced by GNAT on these classes. If you know someone who would be interested in joining one of these classes, please send an email to Andrea Thulin

08.11.2022 Estamos muy orgullosos que nuestra Enlace Multilingual Andrea Thulin esté enseñando Inglés a adultos en nuestra comunidad a través de esta emocionante nueva oferta en la Biblioteca de la Comunidad de Manchester. Por favor, haga clic aquí para ver el video producido por GNAT (televisión local) sobre las clases. Si usted sabe de alguien que esté interesado en participar en estas clases, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a Andrea Thulin

Manchester Journal Article: ‘Be Like Stephen:’ Manchester-Dorset’s 12th man on the soccer field doesn’t let being autistic slow him down October 26, 2022

JISP Information 2023 = Información de JISP 2023 (Sent via Alma on Sept. 22, 2022)

MEMS Moments Student-Family 09/19-09/23/2022 = Momentos de MEMS Estudiantes y Familia 19/09/2022-23/09/2022

(Sent via Alma on Sept. 16, 2022)

Fridays are School Spirit days at MEMS. Show your spirit by wearing blue and gold! Please click here to visit the MEMS PTO's Gear Store for all your Cougar Pride Gear.

MEMS Moments Student-Family 09/12/22 = Momentos de MEMS Estudiantes y Familia 12/09/2022 - 16/09/2022 (Sent via Alma on September 9, 2022)

Important Back to School Forms (08.28.2022)=Formularios Importantes del Regreso a la Escuela (28.08.2022) (sent via Alma on August 28, 2022)

Middle Level Letter from Principal Harrison Shulman 08.24.2022 (Sent via Alma to parents/guardians of students in grades 6,7,8 on August 25, 2022)

Important MEMS Back to School Information MEMS Información de regreso a la escuela 2022 (Sent via Alma on August 19, 2022)

Manchester Journal Article August 3, 2022 Back to the Future: Shulman new co-principal at MEMS


Click here for the BRSU Calendar 2022-23 .

MEMS ONLINE REGISTRATION for students new to BRSU district.

This process is not used for returning students or in-district transfers.

Go to and create an account and log in.

Please click here for information and step-by-step instructions to register a new student at MEMS using our student information system called Alma Start. Hard copies of this information are available from the MEMS office.

Please contact Jen Ringe, school registrar, at 802-367-1710, or email for more information or assistance.

Here is a link to a video briefly showing how to get started once you log in.