• News Release: 1/17/2020 School Board seeks input on proposed 2020-21 calendar

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    January 17, 2020

    The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, employees and the community about the proposed calendars for 2020-21, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com. 

    The School Board is scheduled to vote Feb. 11 on the 2020-21 calendar, as well as the 2020-21 year-round school calendar for Bellwood and Falling Creek elementary schools. 

    Comments may be emailed to calendar@ccpsnet.net by Feb. 4 . 

    The proposed calendars for 2020-21 accompany this news release; here are some highlights:

    Traditional Calendar:

    • First day of school for grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 will be on Sept. 8, 2020.

    • First day of school for grades 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 will be on Sept. 9, 2020.

    • Staggered start dates for kindergarteners are: 

      • Students with last names starting with A-L will attend Sept. 8-9 and
      • Students with the last name M-Z will attend Sept. 10-11
      • All students report on Sept. 14
    • Classes end June 18, 2021 for students.

    • There are 179 student days.

    • Nov. 23-24, 2020 are set aside for parent-teacher conferences.

    • Thanksgiving break is Nov. 25-27, 2020.

    • Winter break is Dec. 21-Jan. 1.

    • Spring break is April 5-9, 2021.

    • To continue to provide collaborative planning and professional development time for teachers, the calendar includes one full day student holiday and six early-release for students which are:
      • ?Student holiday/teacher workday: Nov. 3,
      • Three-hour early release/teacher workdays: Jan. 29, April 2, June 17-18, and 
      • Three-hour early release/professional development: Oct. 16, Feb. 26.
    • Other holidays for students and all employees include:

      • Sept. 28 for Yom Kippur,

      • Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day,

      • May 13 for Eid al-Fitr, and

      • May 31 for Memorial Day.

     

    Year-Round Calendar:

    • First day of school for grades 1-5 will be on July 27, 2020.

    • Staggered start dates for kindergarteners are: 

      • Students with last names starting with A-L will attend July 27-28 and

      • Students with the last name M-Z will attend July 29-30

    • Classes end June 18 for students.

    • There are 180 student days.

    • Oct. 16 and 19, 2020 are set aside for parent-teacher conferences.

    • Thanksgiving break is Nov. 25-27, 2020.

    • Winter break is Dec. 21-Jan. 1.

    • Spring break is April 5-9, 2021.

    • Intersessions are Sept. 29-Oct. 15, Jan. 4-8, March 22-April 2, and June 21-30. 

    • To continue to provide collaborative planning and professional development time for teachers, the calendar includes one full day student holiday and five early-release for students which are:

      • Student holiday/teacher workday: Nov. 3, and
      • Three-hour early release/end nine weeks: Sept. 25, Dec. 18, March 19, and June 17-18.
    • Other holidays for students and employees include:

      • Sept. 4 and 7 for Labor Day, 
      • Sept. 28 for Yom Kippur,
      • Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
      • May 13 for Eid al-Fitr, and
      • May 31 for Memorial Day.

    Additional information, including video from the Jan. 14 School Board meeting when the draft calendar was presented, is available here: https://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/chesterfield/Board.nsf/Public.

     

     
    Contact:
    Shawn Smith, Director of Government, Policy & Media Relations
    (804) 748-1405