March 3,2023 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 

Kindergarten Story Time

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

Storywalk New Book “Best in snow”

Baby And Me Spring 2023 Session

Colchester Seed Library

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

Scholarship Applications Due March 10th

Colchester Soccer Club will be awarding up to four scholarships to the graduating class of 2023. To be eligible for consideration you must be a Colchester resident that participated in the Colchester Soccer Club program, played soccer during one year of high school (either school team, Rec or Premier), to be in good academic standing, and plan on attending a school of higher education in the fall. Applications are due by March 10th and can be picked up in the Bacon Academy Guidance Office or received electronically by contacting Lauren Faber at [email protected]


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