April 21, 2023 Digital Backpack

District Information

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2022-2023 School Year Calendar

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

School Breakfast/Lunch Menus:


The Board of Education believes that volunteers are essential partners in the education of children and to the success of our schools. We encourage parents and community members to consider volunteering in our schools or at our events.

Please visit the Volunteers page for more information about the volunteer application process.

Job Openings

Colchester Public Schools has current openings for the 2022-2023 school year. Please click on the following link to view the available positions: CPS Vacancies

Kindergarten Registration

If your student will turn 5 before January 1, 2024, they are eligible to register at Colchester Elementary School for kindergarten! Please follow the link to register your child. 

Register here!

Kindergarten Night at CES

Please join us Thursday May 11, 2023 for Kindergarten Orientation. Families with the last names beginning with A-M are invited to visit starting at 4:30 PM & families with last names beginning with N-Z are invited to join us at 5:30 PM. Join us in the cafeteria to meet our kindergarten teachers, preview a day in the life of a kindergarten student & answer questions you may have. The registrar will be there to assist families with registration. If you would like to bring your documents to verify residency that night, please see the Residency Page for a list of acceptable documents. 

Digital Backpack Links for Each School

Bacon Academy’s Digital Backpack

William J. Johnston Middle School’s Digital Backpack

Jack Jackter Intermediate School’s Digital Backpack

Colchester Elementary School’s Digital Backpack 

Community News

Cragin Library 

Bacon Academy

Colchester Youth and Social Services

Collaborative for Colchester’s Children (C3)

Chatham Health District