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2019 - 2020 School Year

Approved: 03/05/19
  Date Details Days

August

23 (F) Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Meeting Pupil: 0
Teacher: 5
26 (M) Teachers and School Based Staff on Duty
27 (T)

Teacher Classroom Preparation Day

28 (W)

Systemwide Professional Development Activities

29 (Th)

Orientation for Students Entering Grades 6 and 9

September

2 (M)

Labor Day – Schools and Offices Closed

Pupil: 19
Teacher: 20
3 (T) Opening Day for Students
30 (M) Systemwide Professional Development Day – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty – Rosh Hashanah*##

October

9 (W)

Systemwide Professional Development Day – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty – Yom Kippur*##

Pupil: 21
Teacher: 23
14 (M) Columbus Day*
18 (F) Systemwide Professional Development Day/MSEA Convention – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty or at the Convention

November

8 (F)

First Marking Period Ends – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty

Pupil: 18-19
Teacher: 19
11 (M) Veterans Day*
11-15 (M-F) American Education Week
21 (Th) Report Cards Distributed
22 (F) Preschool-3 and Pre-K Conference Day and Elementary Conference Day No Preschool-3 or Pre-K sessions and Schools Closed for Elementary Students – Middle and High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty
27 (W) All Schools and Offices Close 3 Hours Early
28-29 (Th-F) Thanksgiving Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed

December

20 (F) Christmas Holiday/Winter Break Begins at the End of the School Day Pupil: 15
Teacher: 15

January

2 (Th) Schools Reopen Pupil: 21
Teacher: 21
20 (M) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Schools and Offices Closed
24 (F) Second Marking Period Ends – Schools Close 3 Hours Early for All Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis **– Teachers on Duty

February

6 (Th)  Report Cards Distributed Pupil: 19
Teacher: 19
12 (W) Lincoln’s Birthday*
17 (M) Presidents’ Day; Washington’s Birthday* – Schools and Offices Closed; (First Emergency Closure Makeup Day – if one or more emergency closures occur prior to February 17, Presidents’ Day becomes a regular school day with all schools and offices open)

March

25 (W) Maryland Day* Pupil: 22
Teacher: 22

April

3 (F) Third Marking Period Ends – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty; Spring Break begins at the end of the school day## Pupil: 15
Teacher: 15
13 (M) State Mandated Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed (Second Emergency Closure Makeup Day – if two or more emergency closures occur prior to April 13, Easter Monday becomes a regular school day with all schools and offices open)##
14 (T) Schools Reopen
23 (Th) Report Cards Distributed
28 (T) Maryland Presidential Primary Election – Schools and Offices Closed

May

4 (M)   Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference Day – No Preschool-3, Pre-K, or Kindergarten Sessions – Teachers on Duty Pupil: 20
Teacher: 20
5 (T) Pre-K Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or Pre-K sessions – Teachers on Duty
22 (F) Last Day for Seniors
24 (Su) Eid-Al-Fitr*
25 (M) Memorial Day Observed – Schools and Offices Closed
26-31 (T-Su) Commencement Exercises

June

1-5 (M-F) Commencement Exercises Pupil: 10
Teacher: 11
10 (W) Assessment Day*** – Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in Session Full Day – Last Day of Classes for Preschool-3 and Pre-K
11 (Th) Assessment Day*** – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty
12 (F) Assessment Day*** – Last Day of Classes – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty
15 (M) Teachers On Duty – Last Day for Teachers (Third Emergency Closure Makeup Day – if three or more emergency closures occur prior to June 15, the last day for teachers becomes a regular school day for students with all schools open and teachers on duty)##
16-19 (T-F) and 22 (M) Emergency Closure Make-up Days – If four or more emergency closures occur in the school year, the school year may be extended accordingly beyond June 15##

July

2 (Th) Summer School Teachers on Duty  
3 (F) Independence Day Observed – Schools and Offices Closed
6 (M) Summer School Begins
31 (F) Summer School Ends
  • Total Pupil Days: 180-181
  • Total Teacher Days: 190

* Schools open with appropriate exercises OR appropriate exercises to be scheduled on the school day prior.

** GRADE AND DATA RECORDING, DATA ANALYSIS – Principals and teachers will have time for grade and data recording, data analysis/progress assessment.

***ASSESSMENT DAY – High schools will have the opportunity to administer traditional final exams or to use alternative assessment procedures.

## Adjustments to the School Calendar - The school year will end for students on Friday, June 12, 2020. However, depending on the number of emergency closure days used (e.g., full-day closures, delayed openings, or early dismissals), the school calendar may be adjusted (e.g. re-designation of holidays as student days; adjustment of Spring break; re-designation of professional development days as student days; planned early releases, etc.) and/or the school year extended beyond June 15 in order to meet the minimum required student days/required student hours.

Teacher duty days will not exceed 191.

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