School Closings

No School, Delayed Opening, and/or Early Closing

No school or delayed opening school announcements will be broadcast through the radio and television stations listed below. In the event of early dismissal, parents will receive a phone call.

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)

 

Colchester Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening in the event of inclement weather. 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 & School Day PreK

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 will be announced by 10:00 AM by the listed radio and TV stations. For unanticipated early closings, the District will text/call parents/caregivers. When schools are dismissed early, the following will also be cancelled: PM Pre-K, all afternoon Early Childhood Program classes, extracurricular activities, and after-school community activities.

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 & School Day PreK

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 AM

 

Superintendent's September 2021 Letter on Weather Procedures