April 2, 2021 Digital Backpack

District Information:

  • Superintendent’s Weekly COVID-19 Update: Colchester: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information/Updates

  • April School Breakfast and Lunch Menus: School Lunch/Breakfast Menus

  • REMINDER: Friday, April 9th will be an Early Release Day for All Schools.  Friday, April 9th will be an early release day for all schools to avoid conflicts with the closed vaccination clinic for CPS staff. The early release schedule is as follows:

  • PreK AM:10:35am
  • PreK PM: Cancelled
  • Grades K-5: 12:55pm
  • Grades 6-8: 11:40am
  • Grades 9-12: 11:55am

  • Bacon Academy: District and building administration is working with staff on the possibility of students returning full time in May. Our process will include a building-based committee, review of the parent survey results, and a full staff discussion to address comments and concerns. A parent workshop and Q&A session will be held on Tuesday, April 6th at 6PM to detail any changes to the instructional model.

  • William J. Johnston Middle School will open fully on April 19, 2021. While there has been concern about April break, our mitigation strategies were effective in keeping schools open despite an increase in cases after the winter break. We are confident that our established procedures, followed at all schools, will allow us to open WJJMS for full in-person learning. 

  • Grab-N-Go Meals Update: Colchester Public Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch to all students and to all children 18 years of age and younger (includes: entree, fruit, veggie, and milk) through the last day of school in June 2021. Beginning April 1, 2021, Grab-N-Go Meals pick up will be at Bacon Academy in front of the Auditorium doors.  Pick up days will be Mondays and Thursdays only, and pick up time will be 10:00AM to 10:30AM. 

Upcoming Week:  April 5 - 9:

Colchester Elementary School and Jack Jackter Intermediate School:

  • Monday: CES/JJIS full in-person learning
  • Tuesday: CES/JJIS full in-person learning
  • Wednesday: CES/JJIS in-person, shortened day
  • Thursday: CES/JJIS full in-person learning
  • Friday: CES/JJIS in-person, shortened day

William J. Johnston Middle School and Bacon Academy:

  • Monday & Tuesday: Group 1 in-person
  • Wednesday: All remote, shortened day 
  • Thursday: Group 2 in-person
  • Friday: Group 2 in-person, shortened day

Digital Backpack Links for Each School:

Community News:

  • UPDATE: The Drive-Thru Food Box Distribution will continue to be held every Friday through April 23rd. The food box distribution will be held on the following dates: April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 2021 at Abundant Life of the Assemblies of God, 85 Skinner Road, Colchester, CT from 2:00-4:00pm (until supplies run out). Additional information: Updated Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution flyer.jpeg
  • CASTLE’s Summer 2021 Registration is now open! Join us for our 30th summer here in Colchester!  CASTLE offers a fun, exciting, safe and affordable summer program.  We hope that you will join us this year.  For more details: Castle Summer Camp 2021.pdf

Colchester Youth & Social Services:

Colchester Parks and Recreation:

C3, Collaborative for Colchester’s Children: