Attendance Policy

Colchester Public Schools feels strongly that good attendance is the foundation for student success. For several years, Bacon Academy has focused on improving its students' attendance rates; research supports the link between positive student attendance and increased levels of student success in school. The State of CT has affirmed that notion with its new guidelines for excused and unexcused absences. Guidelines For Excused/Unexcused Absences.pdf

The remainder of our attendance policy about the maximum number of allowed unexcused absences and tardies and attendance failures will remain the same. Please refer to our entire attendance policy, outlined in the Student Handbook, to answer any questions about vacations, excused versus unexcused absences and tardies, and many other parts of our policy. Hopefully, this notice has been helpful in educating you about the changes that are designed to improve student attendance for the purpose of increasing student learning.