Preparing Today’s Students to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

Our Mission

The  mission of Emlen Elementary School  is to successfully transition our students to  Middle School and beyond.  Our goal is to prepare  today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Our Vision

At Emlen Elementary School all students will experience grade level curriculum aligned to content standards. Teachers will analyze and use data for action planning and to to drive instruction.  Members of our school community will create a culture of learning and collaboration in order to best meet the needs of ALL of our students.

August 10, 2022

​Welcome Back to School Year 2022-23

I hope that this year brings us all good health and happiness. As we enter into a brand new school year, I would like to take the time to thank  each and everyone of you for your continued support  as our partners in education!   We  are excited to  start the year off by  having a bookbag / school supply  give away and  after school sign up on Thursday, August 25th at 11:00  am in front of the school building.

The first day of school for ALL students  is  Monday, August 29, 2022. Students should be  lined up  on time in the school yard ready to enter the school building  by 8:15 am.  Back to School Night will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 14th from 4-6 pm.  Please note that Daily attendance is  taken  and lateness is noted starting at 8:20 am. Absence notes  are mandatory  and  must be submitted within (3) days of the absence.  Coming to school EVERY DAY is  key to your child’s academic success.  We remain committed to aligning student work to grade level Common Core standards, providing feedback, enhancing our communication with students and families on  academic progress and addressing any concerns that  may arise in a timely fashion.


As we continue to  ensure the safety  of all students and  staff, we will  follow the CDC Guidelines  outlined for  COVID-19. Visitors will be limited  as we continue to  mitigate the  spread of COVID-19. We ask that  parents/ guardians please be sure to send in  student lunches, book bags and projects  with your child in the morning in order to  limit classroom disruptions to your child’s academic learning.  Early dismissals will only be granted up until 2:30 pm.  Students and staff will  be required to wear masks in school when  directed  based upon  Health and Safety Guidelines. This information will be shared at our  School Opening Emlen Town Hall ( Date  and zoom link will be provided to you by your child’s teacher)  in order to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have.  Our goal is to keep our students, families and staff healthy so that schools and classrooms  can remain open and safe throughout the entire school year.

The district  will continue to offer  Free COVID testing sites  (  and  EVERY student will need to have on file a completed “Consent for Testing” form.

We ask that If your child is fully vaccinated, please send  a copy of their vaccine card to  the school nurse or teacher to be included in their health  profile.

I’m looking forward to seeing  all of you on the first day of school!  Enjoy the rest of your summer. Be safe and BE KIND!

~ Principal Thomas