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Calendar for 2019-20 School Year; Key Dates for 2020-21

A Message from the Department of Communications and Community Relations

Dear Families and Community,

We are excited to share the 2019-20 school year calendar and key dates for 2020-21.

In collaboration with stakeholders and partners, we have developed these school calendars that are similar to this year; we are starting close to Labor Day, ending mid-June (barring any emergency closure that could extend the school year) and maintaining a similar number of staff learning Fridays (also referred to as “purple Fridays”) embedded during the school year.

The early dismissal schedule for elementary schools is the same as it has been with dismissal at 12:45 p.m. every Thursday. There are eight all school early dismissal days next year with middle schools dismissing at 12 p.m. and high school dismissing at 1:30 p.m.

We realize many of you make plans around our school calendar, and we appreciate your patience. We also wanted to share this calendar so we can continue our intentional planning for professional development for staff.

Calendar Details for 2019-20 school year:

  • The first day of school for grades 1 to 12 is Aug. 28, 2019. The first day of school for kindergarten is Aug. 29 (half day).
  • The last day of school for all students is June 10, 2020.
  • We expect to send a message about tentative graduation dates for the class of 2020 by August, if not sooner.
  • You can find it on our calendar page or download or print the PDF here.

Key Dates for the 2020-21 school year:

  • Sept. 2, 2020: First day of school
  • Sept. 7, 2020: No school/holiday
  • Nov. 11, 2020: No school/holiday
  • Nov. 26 to 27, 2020: No school/holiday
  • Dec. 21, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021: No school/holiday (winter break)
  • Jan. 18, 2021: No school/holiday
  • Feb. 15, 2021: No school/holiday
  • April 5 to 9, 2021: No school/holiday (spring break)
  • May 31, 2021: No school/holiday

For 2020-21, please keep in mind this list does not include the last day of school, tentative graduation dates for the class of 2021, staff learning Fridays or early dismissal days. The last day of school and graduation ceremonies will likely be in mid-June.

Please see this webpage for this and next years’ calendars and information related to graduation dates for the class of 2019.