New Security Personnel/Procedure

Matt Willauer, with over 20 years of police service, will be assuming the new role of Campus Safety and Security staff at the Middle School.

Among the increased expectations of our Campus Safety and Security Staff, and in keeping with our increased efforts at keeping all students safe, an identification card containing a photo has become necessary if you are picking your child up early. This procedure has been followed at the High School and Elementary Schools, and will now be district-wide.  Please assist us in keeping your child safe by producing a photo ID when picking up any child from an East Lyme School. 

This is only for early pickup during the school hours here at the Middle School, such as picking a child up for an appointment and not necessary for typical dismissal at the conclusion of the school day. This would coincide with a check of authorized pick-up persons listed on your students data in Infinite Campus. Therefore, this would also be a good time to ascertain those listed on the personal information sheet are accurate and complete. If an individual is not listed on the personal information sheet it will delay and/or prevent the release of your child as further steps would be necessary in order to insure your child is being released in accordance with your wishes and in keeping with proper safety procedures. 

Thank you for assisting us in ensuring we maintain a safe and secure environment here at East Lyme Middle School. 

Welcome Back Packets


In our ongoing effort to go paperless, the Welcome Back Packet were sent out via email on August 9th. The full packet includes letter from our Principal, school calendar, drop-off and pick-up safety procedures, kiva letter/supply list, and world language letter for your students. If you did not receive this email, please make sure we have your correct email address or call the main office at 860-739-4491.

These Welcome Back Packets will not be mailed home. The main office at ELMS will keep a small amount of hard copies if you do not have access to a computer or smart phone. You may also click here to see the Welcome Back packet. For specific kiva letters, click on Teams link on our website.

All forms that you will need to complete by hand will be sent home with your student on the first day of school.

Cross Country 2017-18

To all students returning to ELMS next year . . . 

Start planning now for the Fall 2017  Cross-Country season!  

Informational flyers and permission slips are now available at ELMS and on the Cross-Country page of the ELMS website (   ALL students are invited to participate; there are no try-outs or “cuts.”  It’s fun, and a great way to get in shape with your friends!

Because our season is short and begins early in the school year (Thursday, September 7th), you can help us get off to a great start by getting your forms in early and making sure that your health records are up-to-date with the school’s health office.  In order to participate, you must have a current (i.e., within 2 years) physical on file with the ELMS Health Office.

Please contact Ms. Love or Mr. Sheppard at ELMS if you have any questions; we look forward to seeing you in September!

Grade 8 End of Year Activities
All of the information and details for the grade 8 class night was sent home with your student on Wednesday, 5/3. It will take place Thursday, June 15th for the ceremony and social. They will receive their yearbooks on the last day of school, Friday, June 16th.
Bus Routes
The district's bus routes will be posted on our website the week of August 14th, in The Day newspaper on Thursday, 8/17 and Saturday, 8/19, and in the Lyme Times on Thursday, 8/24.
PE uniforms

Has your student outgrown their PE uniform or possibly misplaced it? You may purchase a new one on 8/21 & 8/22 9am-3pm in the main foyer at ELMS. If you have a new student coming to ELMS, they will also be available for purchase at the new student picnic on August 23rd 11am-1pm.

They will also be available throughout the year from their PE teacher once school starts.

Sets are $13. Shirt is $5 and shorts are $8. Checks or cash only - no credit cards. Thank you!

Lunch Program

Your student's lunch ID# will be the same as last years, including those for the incoming 5th graders. New students will receive a pin number once school starts from the cafeteria staff. If you have any questions, please contact our Food Services Director at

If you qualify for the free or reduced lunch program, please fill out this form. As of 10/1/2017, any current members will have to re-submit their application also. Only one application for all family members is required.

Honor Roll Info

Dear Parents: 

Student success and achievement are important at East Lyme Middle School. All students are encouraged to put forth their best effort in every class.  We celebrate student achievement by recognizing performance with an honor roll after each trimester. If your student receives any grade lower than a C+ in a trimester class, they are not eligible for Honor Roll.

Honor Roll categories are determined by assigning quality points to each grade, adding up all quality points and then dividing by the number of grades to determine the quality point average. 

New student picnic

Click on link for ELMS Grade 5 / New Student Orientation flyer. It will be held Wednesday, 8/23/17 in the cafeteria 11am-1pm. Our counselors will be providing students with a pizza lunch and an opportunity to meet their peers and walk around their new school!

BUT....if your student is unable to attend, no worries at all! We promise they will not miss out on any important information.

If you have a new student entering grade 7 or grade 8, they will need to take a math placement test that same day prior to the picnic at 9am.


Thank you to all that sent in box tops throughout the year.  Please keep clipping over the summer, our next submission date is November 1st and we hope to make it a huge one!  

HS Sports 2017-18

Greetings from the Athletic Department at ELHS! For all sports we require online registration through partner company, FamilyID ( EVERYONE PLAYING A 2017/2018 FALL SPORT MUST REGISTER USING ONLINE REGISTRATION (Boys and Girls soccer, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Football, Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, and girls swimming.) 


Attached are the full directions.