February 24, 2023 Digital Backpack

District Information

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2022-2023 School Year Calendar

2023-2024 School Year Calendar


School February Breakfast/Lunch Menus:

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Colchester Public Schools is pleased to announce that breakfast and lunch for all students will be free starting March 1, 2023 for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year. Each student can receive one breakfast and one lunch free each school day!   There will still be a cost for snacks, milk (separate from a meal), à la carte items, and second meals.  Please note, any charges accrued on your child(ren)s’ meal account(s) will still need to be paid and cleared.  


Please visit the Volunteers page for more information about the volunteer application process for Colchester Public 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!

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. 

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! 

Register here!


Family Night-Understanding The Autism Waiver

Colchester will be hosting a virtual Family Night presentation on March 15, 2023.

The topic is "The Autism Waiver." 

During this presentation you can expect to learn about the services offered through this program, how to apply, and eligibility requirements. 

This presentation is appropriate for families of students with Autism ages 3+. 

To join, please RSVP to Danielle Poirier at [email protected]

Community News

Bacon Academy

Project Graduation Fundraiser

Project Graduation Golf Tournament 

Project Graduation Trivia Night

Chatham Health District

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



Trivia Night & Silent Auction 

Colchester Youth and Social Services

Drop in at the Youth Center

Half Day Hooray 2022-2023 Schedule

Collaborative for Colchester’s Children

Toilet Learning 

Joyful Noises Play and Learn Group

Kindergarten Story Time

Spring 2023 Session of Play and Learn Group “Joyful Noises”

Storywalk New Book “Best in snow”

Conscious Discipline Monthly Workshop

Baby And Me Spring 2023 Session

Colchester Seed Library

The Colchester Seed Library reopens for 2023 on March 1st at the Cragin Memorial Library.  

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