August 20, 2021

Dear CES Families,
We are so excited to welcome our caring cardinals back to CES this fall! We hope that everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing summer filled with memories to last a lifetime.
We are thrilled to be able to offer our “Meet and Greet” event once again with some modifications! It will be held on August 30th from 3pm-4pm for grades 1 and 2 and on August 31st from 3pm-4pm for grades pre-k and kindergarten. During both events, our amazing PTO will be offering a Popsicle Social in the cafeteria.

After August 16th, you should have received an email with a link to sign up for a 15 minute time slot to go into the classroom and meet the teacher. If you do not receive an email, please call the office. The first day of school for students for the 2021-2022 school year is Thursday, September 2, 2021. School hours are 8:35 to 3:15 for kindergarten through grade 2 learners. Drop-off begins promptly at 8:20. Preschool hours are as follows: AM session 8:35-11:05 and PM session 12:40-3:10 with staggered drop-off and pick-up times. Please see attached map and checklist for detailed drop-off and pick-up information.

Thanks to State funding, breakfast and lunch are free again this year. You can view the menu on our website at www.colchesterct.org. Click on the “Breakfast/Lunch Menus” tab on the left side. Enclosed in your letter, you will find your child’s personal information/transportation letter. Please review the information on the page and make any corrections that are necessary. Notify the school of any errors and complete a new Transportation Form, which is available in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. This letter MUST be in the front pocket of your child’s backpack or beginning on the first day of school and through the month of September. School personnel and bus drivers use this to confirm that your child is riding the correct bus, to help them find their classroom, etc., so it’s vitally important that it is accurate.

Transportation schedules are listed in the newspapers in August. If you have any concerns about the posted routes, please call M & J Bus Company (860)537-2622 or our office (860)537-0717 for additional information.
For information about policies, schedules, and events at CES, please see our website at www.colchesterct.org.

Our handbook is available online for your reference. The Digital Backpack is a weekly communication from our schools to parents and guardians via an emailed link. If you prefer a paper copy or do not have Internet access, you may fill out a form in our main office to update your distribution preference.

Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We encourage you to come in or contact us at any time during these hours if you need assistance with anything related to this packet for the upcoming school year. We are looking forward to an exciting year of growth and learning!

Sincerely,

Judy H. O’Meara, Principal

Meghan B. Amado, Assistant Principal

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