School Calendar Change

2020-2021 School Calendar Update
Posted on 12/19/2020
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The School Board has approved the following updates to the 2020-2021 School Calendar that affect non-student days and the last day of school. These updates are the result of some changes to teacher professional development days.

  • Friday, December 4, 2020: Grading Day for elementary teachers and regular synchronous school day for secondary schools. This means that this day will be a non-student day for grades K-5 only and a regular day for grades 6-12. (Districtwide certificated PD day will be held on June 17.)


  • Friday, January 29, 2021: Grading Day for secondary teachers and a regular school day for elementary schools. This means that this day will be a non-student day for grades 6-12 and a regular day for grades K-5. (Districtwide certificated PD day will be held on June 17.)


  • New Last Day of School: The change in the Grading Day/PD Day format means the last day of school is now June 16, 2021. Possible inclement weather/snow make-up days will now be June 17 and June 18. Districtwide certificated PD day will be held on June 17 (or the day after the last day of school).

Rationale for Change:

On August 27, 2020 the school board took action to alter the adopted calendar for the 2020-2021 school year, at which time it was noted that further changes may be necessary as we continue to respond COVID-19.

For the 2020-2021 school year, every Wednesday is dedicated to professional development and planning for teachers. These are districtwide asynchronous remote learning days. When students return to in-person learning, this day will continue to be a remote learning day for the 2020-2021 school year. A portion of every Wednesday is dedicated to ongoing professional development for staff.

The Professional Development committee met and looked at ways that the previously scheduled full day of professional development in December for secondary teachers and January for elementary teachers could be utilized for making connections with students, while upholding the grading days that are a part of bargained agreements. The committee recommended making a change to the school calendar to maximize student contact days and have a better flow of work for staff and community.

The recommended change was brought to the school calendar committee on November 3, 2020 to operationalize and submit to the school board.

Download the updated 2020-2021 School Calendar