August 26, 2022

Digital Backpack  ~ BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Thursday, September 1 is an A DAY.

Friday, September 2, 2022 is a B DAY.

Monday, September 5, 2022   NO SCHOOL 

Information for Freshman and New Students

1) Chromebook Pick Up will be available, in the library at Bacon Academy, on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, August 26, 2022 5:00-7:00 PM

  • Monday, August 29, 2022 2:00-6:00 PM

2) Welcome tours will be available for all interested new students and their families on August 29th at 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30.  These tours will be run by Bacon Academy's Peer Advocacy League(PAL) students.  No signup needed.  Tours will run on the half hour - please join us!



Band News

Locate your instrument and see if it works.  You'll need it on Thursday, Sept 1.
There will be No Playing on First Day, August 31st.
Bands will play beginning on Thursday, Sept 1, according to your schedule.
Lockers for your instrument will be available for you in the Music Wing storage room, first door on left. For 6:45 Band Students, there will be a brief meeting at 7:15AM on Wed, Aug 31, First Day.   For 6:45 AM Early Bus students, the bus will not run on First Day, Aug 31st.
It will begin runs on the second day.  I look forward to seeing/hearing you soon - Mr. Kessler.


If you qualify for senior privileges please note that they do not go into effect until the parent consent form is signed, filed in the main office, and reflected in Powerschool.  These consent forms are available in the main office or on the digital link below, and can be completed at this time.  If a student does not have a consent form filled out they must report to their study hall until parental consent is obtained.

The opportunity for ALL schedule changes is from Monday, August 22 to Friday, August 26, 2022 ONLY.
The Add/Drop process is no longer the first days of school.  Please adhere to the new timeline and procedure.

Bacon Academy Schedules are available on PowerSchool. Please do not call counselors or offices for schedule changes.

  • Please note that schedule request changes will not be reviewed until August 22nd, the day that the counselors return to the school counseling office.

  • Please remember add/drop begins on August 22nd and requests for schedule changes will NOT be entertained after August 26th.

Pay to Play for Fall 2022

Pay to pay collections is  September 1st - September 15th. Please pay online using this link.  Please create an account even if you opt not to use the online payment portal. Receipts of payment (online, cash or check) will be emailed via My Payments 

Payment of cash or check are also accepted and can be dropped off in the main office. Checks must be made out to TOWN OF COLCHESTER. 

The fee of $180 must be paid by September 15th, student athletes will not be eligible to play or practice if the fee is not paid. Contact Danielle Bossie by phone or email ([email protected]) for questions or concerns. 


Fall Sports Info for the first week (football information to follow).




Parking permits are now available.  Please bring with you a signed parking permit form, proof of insurance, proof of registration and a current driver’s license.  The main office is now open from 7:00 to 3:00 if you would like to get your parking permit early!  All drivers must obtain a permit and display it clearly in the front windshield of your vehicle prior to parking on school grounds.  


Senior portrait scheduling

Legacy Portraits is excited to share their cover letter that will help families fulfill their senior's portrait needs. Whether it be for the yearbook or for personal use, the experience should be fun and seamless!  Sessions are being offered through the summer and in the fall.  If you have any questions, please call Susan McKiernan in the BA main office (860) 537-2370.  


Monday, August 22, 2022 from 8:30 to 2:00 PM 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 from 8:30 to 2:00 PM


The Colchester Land Trust seeks a Student Board Member from the Junior class. The Board meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. For consideration, please complete the application by September 19th. Questions can be directed to Cindy Praisner, [email protected].



During the transition back to normal school operations for our school year 2022-23, the CPS has opted into the School Meals Assistance Revenue for Transition (SMART) funds providing meals (breakfast and lunch) at no cost for all students at the beginning of the school year, subject to the availability of district funds.


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]





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.