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School Closings


Dear Parents and Caregivers, In preparation for the winter season, this correspondence explains the procedure regarding no school, delayed opening, and/or early closing of school in preparing for the months ahead.

Please click on for up-to-date information on school closings or delayed openings.

No school or delayed opening school announcements will be broadcast through the courtesy of radio and television stations listed below.

In the event of early dismissal, parents will receive a phone call, via our SchoolMessenger emergency phone messaging system.  Please be sure to keep your contact information and Contact Manager account up to date so that you receive messages in a timely fashion.

Colchester Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening in the event of inclement weather.  Colchester Elementary School K-2 and Jack Jackter Intermediate School will open at 10:35 AM.  William J. Johnston Middle School will open at 9:20 AM, and Bacon Academy at 9:35 AM.

The following TV/Radio stations broadcast all Colchester Public Schools closings, delays and early dismissals:

 TV Stations                                           Radio Stations 
 Channel 3 (WFSB)    WCTY (FM97.7)
 Channel 8 (WTNH)  WKNL (FM100.9)
 Channel 30 (WVIT)  WTIC (AM1080/FM96.5)
 Fox 61 (WTIC)  WICH (AM1310)







District Calendar

    • MonOct26 Policy Committee meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • ThuNov05 Budget Committee Meeting 9:00 AMBOE Conference Room

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