School Closings

Dear Parents and Caregivers, In preparation for the winter season, this correspondence explains the procedure regarding no school, delayed opening, and/or early closing of school in preparing for the months ahead.

Please click on https://www.wfsb.com/weather/closings/ for up-to-date information on school closings or delayed openings.

No school or delayed opening school announcements will be broadcast through the courtesy of radio and television stations listed below.

In the event of early dismissal, parents will receive a phone call, via our School Messenger emergency phone messaging system. Please be sure to keep your contact information and Contact Manager account up to date so that you receive messages in a timely fashion.

Colchester Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening in the event of inclement weather. Colchester Elementary School K-2 and Jack Jackter Intermediate School will open at 10:35 AM. William J. Johnston Middle School will open at 9:20 AM, and Bacon Academy at 9:35 AM.

The following TV/Radio stations broadcast all Colchester Public Schools closings, delays and early dismissals:

TV Stations Radio Stations
Channel 3 (WFSB) WCTY (FM97.7)
Channel 8 (WTNH) WKNL (FM100.9)
Channel 30 (WVIT) WTIC (AM1080/FM96.5)
Fox 61 (WTIC) WICH (AM1310)

 

The schedule for a 2-hour delayed opening of school is as follows:

 

School

Start Time

End Time

PreK / Early Childhood Program – AM 

Cancelled

Cancelled

PreK / Early Childhood Program – PM 

12:40 PM

3:10 PM

Colchester Elementary School – Grades K-2

10:35 AM

3:15 PM

Jack Jackter Intermediate School – Grades 3-5

10:35 AM

3:15 PM

William J. Johnston Middle School – Grades 6-8

9:20 AM

2:00 PM

Bacon Academy – Grades 9-12

9:35 AM

2:15 PM


EARLY CLOSING PROCEDURE

A decision to close school early due to inclement weather and rapidly changing weather conditions will be announced by 10:00 AM by the listed radio and TV stations.  In addition, for unanticipated early closings, the district will utilize its School Messenger school communication system to distribute messages to all parents’ phone numbers provided to the schools.  All afternoon Early Childhood Program classes will be cancelled when school is closed early.

If school is dismissed early, extracurricular activities and after-school community activities at all schools will be cancelled.

The schedule for an early closing is detailed below:

 

School

Start Time

End Time

PreK / Early Childhood Program – AM 

8:35 AM

10:35 AM

PreK / Early Childhood Program – PM 

Cancelled

Cancelled

Colchester Elementary School – Grades K-2

8:35 AM

12:55 PM

Jack Jackter Intermediate School – Grades 3-5

8:35 AM

12:55 PM

William J. Johnston Middle School – Grades 6-8

7:20 AM

11:40 AM

Bacon Academy – Grades 9-12

7:35 AM

11:55 PM