Posted July 30, 2020
August 20 marks the first day of 2020-2021 school year for students. The Board of Trustees approved the revised calendar at a regular board meeting July 27.
The board approved the later start date to provide two additional days for staff training in required health protocols as well as support needed for the dual-instruction learning model. The professional learning days previously scheduled for October 12 and February 16 now become regular instructional days for staff and students.
Student holidays for the 2020-2021 school year include Labor Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Memorial Day. The calendar also includes one day in February as a holiday for students and professional learning for staff. District breaks reflect traditional community preferences of a week at Thanksgiving and Spring Break, and two weeks for Winter Break. The last day of school for students is Friday, May 28, 2021, and graduation is scheduled for Saturday, May 29, 2021.
For teachers and staff, several dedicated days have been designated to support professional learning. August 7-19, 2020, will provide foundational professional training for all teachers as well as time for staff to complete the district's required online compliance training. Employees new to the district for 2020-2021 also will attend orientation on August 4-6. Specific details regarding professional learning opportunities and options will be provided to employees.
The 2020-2021 school calendar meets all state-mandated requirements for number of required minutes of instruction and staff work schedules. Two additional bad weather days have been designated on the calendar -- these days are Friday, April 2, 2021, and Friday, May 21, 2021.