March 17, 2023

Digital Backpack for March 17, 2023


Monday, March 20 is an A DAY


Friday, March 24 is an A DAY 


Bacon Parent Forum with Principal Begue 

Meeting this Monday March 20th at 6pm in the Bacon Academy Library. All parents are welcome. No commitment is necessary. Please email Marycia Malloy with any questions or concerns at [email protected]



Parent Teacher conferences will be offered Thursday, March 23.  Please call Susan McKiernan in the main office, 860-537-2378, for scheduling.  Conferences are being offered in person and virtually. 


Announcing Be Well at BA, an annual one-day wellness program for sophomore students. The day will include presentations, discussions, and activities focusing on health and wellness. It will take place here, at Bacon Academy on Friday, March 31st and will last the entire school day. Sophomore students are asked to complete this form indicating their preferred activities and this waiver to participate in the team building activity. 



Family & Consumer Science Classes

Opportunities for both Stem & Humanities credits can be earned in Family and Consumer Sciences classes such as Culinary, Bake Shop, Early Childhood, and Middle Childhood.  Additionally, college credit can be earned in Bake Shop 2, Culinary 2, and The Preschooler. Email Mrs. Dubois ([email protected]) or Ms. Marvin ([email protected]) with any questions you might have. 


Attention Juniors

Next week, Bacon Academy will administer the required School Day SAT test to all eleventh grade students.  Juniors will be tested on either March 22, 24, 28 or 29 and the remainder of Bacon students will have a normal school day.   All students should arrive on time and in the testing room for a 7:35 start ,and should bring with them their school issued chromebook, chromebook charger, calculator and a pencil.  Juniors will report to lunch in the cafeteria at the conclusion of testing.





The School Day SAT will be administered to all Juniors during the testing window of March 22, 24, 28 (29th make up day) approximately 50 juniors will be tested per day. All testing will begin at 7:35 for Juniors and will conclude approximately 12:00 noon for regular time testing and 1:30 for extended time testers.  A regular school day will be held for all other grades. The majority of testing will occur in the LMC, with the intent of minimizing impact to classrooms and lunch waves. Please be advised that students will be sent to lunch at the conclusion of testing, with the exception of extended time testers.


Yearbook Sales 

The cost is currently $75.  Pre-Order your yearbook today using the link Jostens/Bacon Academy to be sure to get one!  The cost will increase to $80 in May , if you do not pre-order and try to buy a yearbook in school. We can not guarantee they will be available at that time as it is first come first served. Any questions - email Ms.Berardo the Yearbook advisor at [email protected]



Volunteers are needed to staff our concession stand at Gampel Pavilion basketball games this Saturday, March 18th and Monday, March 20th.  All funds raised will get allocated to your student’s grade level!  Sign up here.


Interested students should complete the application on the Class of 2025 Google Classroom page.  The field trip is free.



This year, students from Bacon AP Environmental Science Class are partnering with the nonprofit Tree-Plenish to help make their community more sustainable. They plan to plant 212 saplings on April 22, 2023 to offset their school’s energy consumption from the past academic year.


Residents of the community are able to help support the event starting now! They can order a sapling to be planted in their yard or sign up to volunteer to plant saplings on the day of the event. Saplings are $5 and residents can choose between Eastern Redbud, Flowering Dogwood, and Red Maple saplings. The more residents that request saplings, the faster the students are able to reach their goal. If residents are unable to order a sapling or volunteer their time, they can also make a monetary contribution on the Tree-Plenish website to help support future tree-planting events.  Any business or individual who wishes to donate to the cause without purchasing a sapling, offsets the cost of the saplings for others.  


For more information on volunteering , or to order sapling please visit the website for the event : or contact Jill Levasseur at [email protected]

The Connecticut Association of Schools is seeking student members for the State Board of Ed

Each year, two public school students entering their senior year are appointed to serve on the Connecticut State Board of Education for a one-year term. The search process is now underway for the 2023-24 student board members. More information can be found at

Yearbook Business ADS

If you have a business or know of a business that would be able to buy an advertisement that will promote their business in our 2023 yearbook -  please email Ms. Berardo at [email protected] for pricing and information. We can put in anything as small as your business card up to a full page and our yearbook staff can assist you in creating an AD if you would like!


Please see school counselor assignments for the 2022-2023 school year:

Last names A-F (Grades 9-12) - Mr. Ronald Sefchik, [email protected]

Last names G-N (Grades 9-12) - Ms. Sharon Gagne, [email protected]

Last names O-Z (Grades 9-12) - Mrs. Ashley Zaugg, [email protected]


Dual Enrollment Classes

Students please check in with your teachers to see enrollment instructions to obtain dual enrollment college credits in some of your classes.  ECSU, Uconn, Gateway Community College, Three Rivers Community College and the University of Bridgeport. If you haven’t brought your payment for ECSU classes, please bring payment to the School Counseling Office.  Uconn registration, enrollment and payment are all online through their portal.  Gateway, Three Rivers and The University of Bridgeport will be registering this month.  

*New this year is our partnership with the University of Bridgeport: They will be offering dual enrollment credits for the following courses: Accounting I, Business Law (both 3 credits) and Pre-Calculus (4 credits) for $50 per credit fee.  Registration, enrollment, and payment will be on a portal through the U of B - details will be given out in these classes.


School Counseling Website/Information


Information about College Board

Test scores are being released for the PSAT and SAT exams for both Sophomores and Juniors. When the School Counseling Office receives any hard copies of your tests, we will contact the students to visit us and pick them up.  Most times, students are notified directly from the College Board via email about their test scores being ready to view.  College Board Accounts are not managed by the School Counseling Office and are only available to students.  Students must keep their user name and password for access.   Please visit the College Board website to access your materials, or if you have questions concerning sign on, their direct number is 866-630-9305.