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2020 - 2021 School Year

Revised: 08/25/20
Approved: 11/05/19
Calendar for 2020-2021 School Year,
Post-Labor Day Start,
6.5 hours Student Day
5 Pre-Service Teacher Days, 10 Calendar Days Spring Break, 5 Emergency Closure Days
  Date Details Days

August

28 (F) Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Meeting Pupil: 0
Teacher: 1
31 (M) Teachers and School Based Staff on Duty

September

1 (T) Teacher Classroom Preparation Day Pupil: 16
Teacher: 21
2 (W) Teacher Classroom Preparation Day
3 (Th) Systemwide Professional Development Activities
7 (M) Labor Day - Schools and Offices Closed
8 (Tu) Opening Day for Students; Kindergarten Gradual Entry
9 (W) Kindergarten Gradual Entry
10 (Th) First Full Day of Kindergarten
28 (M) Systemwide Professional Development Day - Schools Closed for Students - Teachers on Duty - Yom Kippur*

October

12 (M) Columbus Day* Indigenous Peoples Day* Pupil: 21
Teacher: 22
16 (F) Systemwide Professional Development Day/MSEA Convention - Schools Closed for Students - Teachers on Duty or at the Convention

November

3 (T) Election Day - Schools and Offices Closed Pupil: 18
Teacher: 18
11 (W) Veterans 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
13 (F) First Marking Period Ends
16-20 (M-F) American Education Week
26-27 (Th-F) Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed
30 (M) Report Cards Distributed

December

1 (T) Preschool-3 and Pre-K Conference Day. No Preschool-3 or Pre-K sessions - Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Session Full Day - Teachers on Duty Pupil: 16-17
Teacher: 17
2 (W) 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
23 (W) Christmas Holiday/Winter Break Begins at the End of the School Day

January

4 (M) Schools Reopen Pupil: 19
Teacher: 19
18 (M) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Schools and Offices Closed
27 (W) Schools Close 3 Hours Early for All Students - Grade Reporting and Data Analysis **- Teachers on Duty
29 (F) Second Marking Period Ends

February

11 (Th) Report Cards Distributed Pupil: 19
Teacher: 19
12 (F) Lincoln’s Birthday*
15 (M) Presidents’ Day; Washington’s Birthday* - Schools and Offices Closed

March

25 (Th) Maryland Day* Pupil: 20
Teacher: 20
26 (F) Spring Break Begins at the End of the School Day

April

5 (M) State Mandated Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed Pupil: 19
Teacher: 19
6 (T) Schools Reopen
16 (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
29 (Th) Report Cards Distributed
30 (F) Pre- K Conference Day - No Preschool-3 or Pre-K sessions - Teachers on Duty

May

3(M) Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference Day - No Preschool-3, Pre-K or Kindergarten Sessions - Teachers on Duty Pupil: 19
Teacher: 20
13 (Th) Systemwide Professional Development Day - Schools Closed for Students - Teachers on Duty - Eid-Al-Fitr*
21 (F) Last Day for Seniors
24-30 (M-Su) Commencement Exercises
31 (M) Memorial Day - Schools and Offices Closed

June

1-4 (T-F) Commencement Exercises Pupil: 19
Teacher: 19
23 (W) Assessment Day*** - Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in Session Full Day - Last Day of Classes for Preschool-3 and Pre-K##
24 (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
25 (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, Last Day for Teachers

July

5 (M) Independence Day Observed - Schools and Offices Closed  
9 (F) Summer School Teachers on Duty
12 (M) Summer School Begins

August

6 (F) Summer School Ends  
  • Total Pupil Days: 186-187
  • Total Teacher Days: 195

* 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

As shown, this calendar includes five (5) emergency closure make-up days. 

If no emergency closure days occur, the school year will end for students on Friday, June 18, 2021, and the Assessment Days, the last day of classes for Preschool-3 and Pre-K, and the last day for teachers will be re-designated accordingly. 

Should emergency closures occur, the make-up days will be:

Emergency Closure #3 Make-up Day will be Monday, June 21, 2021

Emergency Closure #4 Make-up Day will be Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Emergency Closure #5 Make-up Day will be Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Emergency Closure #4 Make-up Day will be Thursday, June 24, 2021

Emergency Closure #5 Make-up Day will be Friday, June 25, 2021

Please note that if more than five (5) emergency closures occur and/or there are a significant number of delayed openings and/or early dismissals used, the school calendar also may be adjusted appropriately in order to meet the minimum required student days AND the required number of student hours. 

These readjustments may include the re-designation of holidays as student days; the adjustment of Spring break; the cancellation of planned early releases; and the extension of the school year beyond June 23, 2021.

Teacher duty days will not exceed 191

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