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Digital Backpack

September 6, 2019

  1. Monday, September 9th is an A DAY
  2. Friday, September 13th is a FLEX DAY
  3. Bacon Parent Council with Principal Peel is Monday, September 9th at 6:00 PM.  Click here for agenda.
  4. Open House:  September 12th at 6:00pm-7:30pm.  Bell Schedule here.
  5. Yearbooks for the 2019-2020 school year are now on sale!  Books are $65 until September 20th. Get 4 free icons when personalization is added for an additional $6. Order at www.jostensyearbooks.com
  6. First Day Bacon Way in the News! --Fox News Link: In case you missed FOX news.... Click here! or if you missed NBC CT News click here!
  7. Student Handbook: The wait is over, the 2019/20 student handbook if hot off the press and can be found here.  Please be sure to read each section. Mrs. Begue and Mrs. Cyr went through and updated it this summer for the most recent policies.  The table of contents has been designed to include a quick reference section for the most frequently used policies. After reading through this document, please log on to Ecollect and click the applicable acknowledgment stating you have done so.  We need one from each family at the start of the school year. If you have already filled out Ecollect, please go back on and check that this section is complete.
  8. Seal of Biliteracy: Colchester Public Schools is proud to announce that it will be awarding the Seal of Biliteracy to students who show proficiency in English and one or more languages upon graduation from Bacon Academy! Please click here for letter and overview here.
  9. BA September Menus: Lunch Menu and Breakfast Menu
  10. Add/Drop Classes: The 1st Day of School begins on Wednesday, August 28th:  The first 5 days of school are add/drop if you have any concerns with schedules.
  11. Parents/Caregivers of 9th and 10th Grade Students:  Please see the attached document that contains the Chromebook agreement, guidelines, and protection plan for 2019-2020. 
  12. Project Graduation’s next meeting is Monday, Sep. 16 at 7 pm in the Bacon Academy
  13. Math Calculator: Algebra 1 Level 2 or Geometry Level 3 students are required to provide their own graphing calculators.  Click here to view a photo/details of the calculator that will be used in math class throughout high school.
  14. Bacon Spirit Wearhttps://fancloth.shop/BQY3B   Bacon Academy Clothing Fundraiser! Sophomores:  There are YELLOW shirts for Class Color Day, in both short sleeve and long sleeve versions!  The ordering deadline is Sept.6th! So, place your orders now! Any questions please email: mblumberger@colchesterct.org Thank you from the Class of 2022 for ordering!
  15. Pay to Play: Fall Sports Pay-to-Play form and details here.
  16. Sophomore Class Dues:  Click here for form and details.
  17. Project Graduation Class of 2020organization’s website at www.baconacademyprojectgrad.org or email ba.projectgrad@gmail.com.
  18. Harlem Wizards Trick Hoops & Alley-Oops coming Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:30pm to Bacon Academy!  Friends of Football is hosting a family friendly fun-filled basketball fundraiser. Come out and watch Colchester teachers and staff play against the awe-inspiring Wizards. You will see a magical display of tricks, high energy comedy and audience interaction. Click here for details.

UPDATE FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELING OFFICE

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AP and Dual Enrollment Registration Information Night

For all students/families enrolled in AP and/or Dual Enrollment classes, there will be a meeting on Tuesday, September 10th from 6-7:30pm.  There will be a representative from Three Rivers Community College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Gateway Community College, and the University of Connecticut. Each representative will be given time to explain the registration process for their perspective course(s). Families are encouraged to bring:

  1. An electronic device (tablet/laptops)--You might be given the opportunity  to set up college portals during the presentation.
  2. Student Social Security numbers will be needed to set up portals (this is the policy of the colleges)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SENIORS 

 

Here is a link to some scholarship opportunities offered by the CollegeBoard https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/parents-educators?SFMC_cid=EM151770-&rid=47597748

AP FEE REGISTRATION AND COST OF EXAMS FOR 2019-20 (Please read--very important) The College Board has changed their policies for test registrations. Starting in the fall, students who are signed up to take AP classes will have to pay for exams in the fall. Here is the link.

Release of Information for Scholarships: The School Counseling Office will be following the FERPA guidelines with regards to sending out information pertaining to requests for Scholarships. Students will need to fill out a scholarship request form for every scholarship they apply for. The counseling office will require (5) days to fulfill your request. It is your responsibility to watch deadline dates

 

KEEPING YOUR RESUME UPDATED It is important for all students to keep their resume in Naviance updated. The counseling department references student resumes for awards and opportunities that become available.

 

SENIOR INFORMATION

  • Letters of Recommendation: Select ALL SCHOOLS in Naviance when requesting a teacher letter of recommendation! If you have selected each school individually, delete those requests and re-enter ONE request for ALL SCHOOLS. Note, there IS a delay when you will receive notification that teachers have uploaded letters.
  • Wondering what you should be doing? Here’s the Senior Planning Cheat Sheet:
  • Wondering “who does what” in college planning? click here

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Major scholarship sites: Naviance: connection.naviance.com, fastweb.com, scholarships.com, collegeboard.org, wiredscholar.com, salliemae.com.

NEW DATES!! SAT and ACT:  Please visit here for all SAT and ACT test dates:

AP SCORES/ FEE REGISTRATION AND COST OF EXAMS FOR 2019-20:  The scores of the 2018-2019 AP Exams are available.  The College Board has changed their policies for test registrations. Starting in the fall, students who are signed up to take AP classes will have to pay for exams in the fall.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SENIORS 

Here is a link to some scholarship opportunities offered by the CollegeBoard https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/parents-educators?SFMC_cid=EM151770-&rid=47597748

AP FEE REGISTRATION AND COST OF EXAMS FOR 2019-20 (Please read--very important) The College Board has changed their policies for test registrations. Starting in the fall, students who are signed up to take AP classes will have to pay for exams in the fall. Here is the link.
 

SENIOR INFORMATION

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Major scholarship sites: Naviance: connection.naviance.com, fastweb.com, scholarships.com, collegeboard.org, wiredscholar.com, salliemae.com.

NEW DATES!! SAT and ACT:  Please visit here for all SAT and ACT test dates:

SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

District News:

  1. Colchester Public Schools Welcome New Board Member: The Colchester Board of Education unanimously selected Mr. Jason (Jay) Violette to fill the Board vacancy.
  2. Colchester Public School News Twitter - Follow @COLschools on Twitter.  If you don't have Twitter you could just click on the link here to view the latest posts!
  3. CPS Preschool Lottery Application Information:  For letter and application click here

Community News:

  1. CYB Travel Registration for 4-8th grade Boys/Girls in 4-8th grade is open! at www.colchesterbasketball.org. There are no fees for tryouts or registration. Tryout dates are tentatively scheduled for late September/early October. If you have any questions at eboard@colchesterbasketball.org.
  2. Cragin Memorial Library Upcoming Programs:  September Teen Events attached here and GSA Middle School September 20th flier here.
  3. Kids September Programs at Cragin here.
  4. Teen September Programs at Cragin here.
  5. Colchester pack 109 joining night information attached here.
  6. Harlem Wizards Trick Hoops & Alley-Oops coming Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:30pm to Bacon Academy!  Friends of Football is hosting a family friendly fun-filled basketball fundraiser. Come out and watch Colchester teachers and staff play against the awe-inspiring Wizards. You will see a magical display of tricks, high energy comedy and audience interaction. Click here for details.
  7. Flu Clinic at the Town Hall October 7th.  Flier here.
  8. Town of Colchester Emergency Management siren testing is scheduled Saturday September 7, 2019 between 11:00 and Noon.
  9. UCFS Healthcare: Back to School support details here.
  10. Cub Scout Pack 13 is having their Joining Night Friday, September 13th at 6:30 pm at St. Andrew's Church hall.  Any questions, please email colchesterpack13@gmail.com
  11. Half Day Hooray Program: In our second year, we are planning more exciting STEAM activities and programs to be held on the scheduled professional development days. Children enrolled in CES or JJIS are welcome to register for one or all 4! Click here for details.
  12. Colchester Recreation Upcoming Events/Programs here!
  13. Raffle Tickets: Colchester Recreation will be selling raffle tickets to fund the largest annual event in Colchester- the “Celebrate Colchester-57 Fest”.  Take the Ticket Challenge here!
  14. Celebrate Colchester! - 57 Fest: Click here for details. 
  15. Early Childhood Screenings for 3 and 4 year old Colchester children: Click here for more information.
  16. Bacon Academy's Beginner Bobcat Preschool will be running again next year! Registration begins September 1, 2019 to Colchester resident children ages 3-5! Please email me at jdubois@colchesterct.org with any questions and to stay informed! Click here for flyer.
  17. Bacon Academy Project Graduation Fundraiser at the Inishmor Thursday, Sept. 26! 
  18. Ages 5 and up - Join Troop 72 September 28th 10am-3pm at Lions Pond, 292 Halls Hill Rd, Colchester CT . Rain date is 9/29. For more information contact letendrej@sbcglobal.net.  Click here for flier.

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