March 31, 2023

Digital Backpack for March 31, 2023

Monday, April 3, 2023 is an A DAY.

Thursday, April 6, 2023 is a B DAY.

Friday, April 7 NO SCHOOL

April 10 - April 14 NO SCHOOL ~ SPRING BREAK


Early Dismissal - The main office is experiencing a heavy volume of early dismissal requests in recent weeks.  Please see this document reminder of our protocols when dismissing your student.

Excessive early dismissals are disruptive to a child’s education, detracts the office staff’s attention from necessary daily procedures that support student accountability and daily routines, and should only be requested in emergency or prior planned instances.  Please adhere to the following:

  1. For accountability and liability reasons, we can only release students if we have written authorization from a parent/guardian in the main office.  Written authorization must be in the form of a handwritten note to the Attendance Secretary, pursuant to Board of Education Policy 5000R, revised May 8, 2018.  Written notes should be submitted to the main office as soon as possible, preferably prior to the start of the school day (7:35).  Phone calls or emails for early dismissal will not be accepted, we must have permission in writing from a parent/guardian.  The student must sign out in the main office before leaving. 

  2. If a senior does not have senior privileges, please do not write him/her early dismissal notes.  Our hope is that s/he will use study hall time to improve grades and become eligible for privileges the next quarter. 

  3. Please limit the need for early dismissals to genuine emergencies and prior planned appointments that could not be scheduled outside of the school day.  


Bacon Academy's 2023 Commencement date is set!

At their Tuesday, March 14th meeting, the Colchester Board of Education voted to set the date for the graduation ceremony for Friday, June 16, 2023.  We look forward to celebrating all our graduates, rain or shine. 



Senior prom tickets will be on sale during the week of April 17-21.  Tickets are $90 each.  Any obligations must be cleared with the main office first.  Any guest who is not a student from BA must have a signed permission slip before their ticket can be purchased.  You can get the slips in the main office, or see Mrs. Blain in room 3114.




Junior prom tickets will be on sale during the week of April 17-21, before school only, in front of the LMC.  Tickets are $100 each.  All class dues must be paid in full before or at the time of purchase, and any obligations must be cleared with the main office first.  Any guest who is not a student from BA must have a signed permission slip before their ticket can be purchased.  You can get the slips in the main office, or see Mrs. Burroughs in room 3160.



Please join us for the next Bacon Parent Forum: April 17th from 6pm-7:30pm in the Bacon Academy Library!  No commitment necessary. Please email Marycia Malloy at [email protected] with any questions or concerns



S&S Worldwide is having a job fair and will be having raffles and prizes for the students.

Parents and students are all welcome to participate



The week of April 17th-21st all juniors will be taking the NGSS state assessment.  Most juniors will be taking the test in or during a science class.  For those juniors not currently enrolled in a science class, there is a practice test students are encouraged to try.  This practice familiarizes students with the format of the test as well as the types of questions they may encounter on the test.  Directions and a video are provided for students to access.  Any questions regarding the assessment can be directed to Mrs Levasseur. 

Hello Bacon Academy!

The links included in this document are provided to highlight the courses offered at Bacon Academy.  It is our hope that these will serve as resources to help you make informed decisions when selecting your courses for the next school year.

Instructions for the Class Registration Screen in PowerSchool


Instructions for the Class Registration Screen in PowerSchool


Departmental elective offerings:



FCS (Family Consumer Science)

Early Childhood elective offerings


Computer Programming electives


Technology education

Visual Arts

World Language

Students are strongly encouraged to review the Program of Studies and graduation requirements prior to selecting their courses for the 2023-2024 school year.


A master schedule is created based on students' course requests; thus, it is expected that students request courses that they intend to take. During the add/drop period occurring prior to the beginning of the school year, requested schedule changes will only be permitted in necessary situations, including:

  • A need to meet graduation requirements for the 2023-2024 school year,

  • Placement in an elective that the student did not request,

  • Student's desire to replace a scheduled study hall with an additional class (when available),

  • Seniors electing to drop classes that exceed graduation requirements (beyond the 6.5 credit minimum), and

  • The addition of a class in order to fill an unscheduled period in the student's schedule.

Add/drop requests to change student-selected electives, change class periods, or change teachers will NOT be considered. Thank you for dedicating your time and attention to thoughtfully choosing courses for the upcoming school year.


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. 


Spring Pay to Play Due by April 17th. 

The pay to play fee is $180 and is due by April 17th. If your student is registered for a spring sport please remit payment either by check (Written to TOWN OF COLCHESTER) or online at If your family has reached the maximum for the year please fill out this form. If you have any questions please call or email Danielle Bossie at 860.

537.2378 Ext 2804 or email [email protected]



The ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) is a unique opportunity for students in grades 10-12 to explore all of their career and post-secondary options so they can make a plan that works for them. This assessment is NOT just for those students interested in the military. The ASVAB CEP helps students identify potentially satisfying career paths by exploring their skills, personality, and personal work values. Participants in the ASVAB CEP will discover all of the ways to enter their chosen career field and develop effective strategies to achieve their goals. The program explores all post-secondary options including 4-year college, 2-year college, trade school, apprenticeships, military service, and entering straight into the workforce.  Bacon Academy will be offering the ASVAB to students on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 7:45 a.m. The test will take approximately 90 minutes to complete, and a follow-up Post-Test Interpretation Workshop will be scheduled to review students’ results.  The ASVAB is completely FREE for students to take, but students must sign up in advance. Please note that students’ results are not shared without students’/parents’ consent to do so. Please contact Ashley Zaugg via email at [email protected] with questions or to sign up.


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]



Project Grad is always looking for volunteers.  See our Newsletter for April events


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.