May 5, 2023 Digital Backpack

District Information

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Please enjoy the April edition of our newsletter, Colchester ConnectED


2022-2023 School Year Calendar

2023-2024 School Year Calendar


School Breakfast/Lunch Menus


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. Registration can also be done online - Register here!



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

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


Bacon Academy

Colchester Youth and Social Services


Collaborative for Colchester’s Children (C3)


Colchester Youth Basketball 

CYB is awarding two scholarships to graduating seniors in the memory of Tommy Curtis,a former Colchester schools lead custodian.   

Applications are due by May 27th and can be found at


Chatham Health District