May 14, 2021 Digital Backpack

District Information:

  • Emergency Broadband Benefit: The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. Eligibility Criteria. The program provides credits to existing as well as new customers. Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application. You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting  www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311.
  • Access to Parent Portal in PowerSchool for 2021-22:  CPS is requiring all families to update student information forms and review school related documents prior to the start of the 2021-22 academic year. Families will be able to access the Parent Portal in order to complete all paperwork on August 16, 2021. Families will not be able to see their student's next year teacher or course schedule until after August 16 and upon the completion of all required paperwork in the Parent Portal. 
  • Upcoming Week: May 17 - 21 

CES/JJIS/WJJMS

  • Monday & Tuesday: full in-person learning
  • Wednesday: in-person, shortened day
  • Thursday & Friday: full in-person learning

Bacon Academy

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

Digital Backpack Links for Each School:

Community News:

  • Colchester Cougar Football & Cheer registration is now open! Visit Colchester Cougars.org. We are excited to get ready for our new season and hope to see familiar faces and new faces alike! We offer programs for Ages 4-14. All Colchester residents and residents of East Haddam/Moodus, Salem, Bozrah and Lebanon are eligible if the football player meets the listed age and weight requirements, cheerleaders only need to meet the listed age requirement. There are no tryouts for football or cheerleading and each section is a coed sport.
  • Colchester Soccer Club: Fall Registration is Now Open! Online registration for the Colchester Soccer Club 2021 fall season (mid-August through October) is now open. Please register by May 31st to avoid a $50 late fee. For more information and to see open volunteer positions: Colchester Soccer Club Flyer-Open Registration.pdf. Visit colchestersoccer.org and login, or create a new account, to find registration options. Please contact Tim Daniels with any questions at president@colchestersoccer.org.
  • Kyle’s Smile is a memorial fundraiser in memory of Kyle Ashley. Our goal is to help raise money in honor of Kyle to complete the playscape project at the Rec Plex. See attached flyer for how you can donate: Kyle's Smile Flyer.pdf. Email kylessmile33@gmail.com for further information.
  • Give the Gift of Norton Park.  As a special gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, birthday or anniversary, purchase an engraved brick (2 sizes available) for the commemorative walk or an engraved granite capstone to be placed on the low walls of the former mill for additional seating. Please see flyer for additional information: Norton Park Flyer.pdf

Colchester Youth & Social Services:

Colchester Youth & Social Services: Current Youth Programs

C3, Collaborative for Colchester’s Children:

  • Are you looking for an affordable preschool option in Colchester? Our School Readiness Program is offering grant subsidized quality preschool for the 2021-2022 school year. Please see the flyer for more information and link to the application. Update: School Readiness Flyer 21-22.pdf
  • Time to Register! C3 will be offering a summer session of the virtual Village Support Group with a focus on the skills of resilience, beginning on June 9th. We have all been through a challenging year and the skills of resilience, for ourselves and our children, have never been so important. Learn how you can use everyday routines and activities to build resilience for your family while developing strong connections with others. To register, go to: Colchester C3 Caregiver Programs. Please refer to the attached flyer for details: Summer Village Group.jpg