February 10, 2023 Digital Backpack

District Information

February 10, 2023 Community Letter from Superintendent Sullivan

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2022-2023 School Year Calendar

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

School January Breakfast/Lunch Menus:

CES Menus

JJIS Menus


BA Menus

2023-2024 School Year Budget

The budget process for the 2023-2024 school year is underway. Throughout the budget process, presentations and budget documents will be posted on our website under the Board of Education Education Budget page.  There will be upcoming Board of Education budget workshops on February 14, 2023 and February 23, 2023 at 6:00 PM in Town Hall Meeting Room 1.  We encourage families to participate in the process and join us at budget presentations and workshops so that your voice can be heard. 


Please visit the Volunteers page for more information about the volunteer application process for Colchester Public Schools. Please note, once you have completed the Volunteer Request & you are approved, your name will be added to the Approved List for the remainder of the school year. You will NOT need to reapply for each visit to the schools. 

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

We currently have openings for Daily Substitute Teachers, Daily Substitute Paraprofessionals, Permanent Building Substitute Teachers, Part-Time Cafeteria Workers, Substitute Nurse, Special Education Teachers & more!

Community News

Bacon Academy

Project Graduation Fundraiser

Chatham Health District

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Events: Please see their website for additional details



Trivia Night & Silent Auction 

Cragin Memorial Library & Colchester Garden Club




With the growing interest in gardening for pollinators, the Colchester Garden Club is offering a Make and Take activity on Winter Sowing. This free drop-in workshop will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023 between 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Avenue, Colchester. There will be a pre-selected choice of seeds available to plant from the Colchester Seed Library. 


If you have questions send by email to: [email protected] and put Winter Seed Sowing in the Subject line.

Colchester Youth and Social Services

Drop in at the Youth Center

Half Day Hooray 2022-2023 Schedule

Collaborative for Colchester’s Children

Kindergarten Storytime

The Storywalk has a new book! Best In Snow

Monthly Stroller Walk 

Toilet Learning 

Conscious Discipline

Joyful Noises Play & Learn Group

Colchester Baseball and Softball League

CBSL is pleased to announce that baseball and softball registration is now open!  Register now at https://www.cbsl.org/colchesterbands 

Colchester Parks and Recreation

Yoga Theme Time :After school yoga class at CES 

Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21

Grades K-2

Yoga Themes are:

Bee Calm: The Buzz on Yoga 

Dinosaur Yoga

Lucky Leprechaun Yoga

Partner Yoga Adventures 

Each themed yoga class will combine yoga and mindful practices in age appropriate, playful, and engaging ways that will help them stretch and strengthen their bodies, build social/emotional skills as well as learn strategies for self-regulation and

relaxation…while having fun. The themes for this 4 week class series are: Bee Calm: the Buzz on Yoga, Dinosaur Yoga, Lucky Leprechaun Yoga and Partner Yoga Adventures. This class is for children enrolled at CES grades K-2. The instructor will meet students after school and walk them to the class location at CES.

Parents/Guardians will sign out their child at

4:30. Please have your child wear comfortable clothes. Yoga mats will be provided. Max 8, Grades  K-2 Register now online: www.colchesterct.gov/recreation-department or call the office: 860 537-7297

Colchester Youth Lacrosse

Registration is now open for the Colchester Youth Lacrosse sports recreation program. This opportunity is available to all boys and girls from Kindergarten to 8th grade! We accept all applicants. Our program uses positive reinforcement by developing team players and leaders. Our focus is to develop the players in a fun atmosphere and introduce them to a fast, growing easy to play sport. Visit our website at Colchesterlax.org

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