2021-2022 DRAFT JC Schools Student Calendar
The DRAFT 2021-2022 JC Schools student calendar received a first read at the January Board of Education Meeting.
The board will vote on whether the approve the calendar at the February Board of Education Meeting on
Monday, February 22nd at the Miller Performing Arts Center (6:00PM -- 501 Madison St).
The Jefferson City School District has taken additional time this year to prepare a calendar that will help to support student success while also meeting the needs of our staff. District leaders have collected feedback from staff and building principals on how to use the calendar to align with our goal of becoming a premier school district and ensuring every student graduates.
A few items of note for the DRAFT 2021-2022 student calendar:
- The calendar captures many of the priorities staff and families have shared over the past several years, including: providing two full weeks for winter break; providing three full days for Thanksgiving break; providing a full week for spring break; and ending school (pending weather make-up days) before Memorial Day.
- The calendar includes an earned day off for staff on November 1st to compensate for time spent working parent-teacher conferences. Previously, this earned day off fell within Winter Break.
- Rather than having no school for the entire district on the two Fridays of the State Track Meet (which is hosted at Jefferson City High School), the calendar includes two distance learning days for students in grades 9-12 on May 20th and May 27th (a potential weather make-up day). All other students in grades K-8 would be in-seat on those two days.
- Rather than having monthly 2-HR early releases, the calendar includes weekly 70-minute early releases on most Mondays. These days would allow for valuable professional development time for staff to consistently collaborate and receive training without taking away from total student days. The district is in the process of developing a plan for what after school care may look like on these days.
- To view the presentation presented by the district to the board, GO HERE.
- To view the livestream of the calendar discussion from the board meeting, GO HERE.
2021-2022 Calendar Rationale
AUGUST 23: School Starts
- Due to recent changes in state law which require school districts to begin class no earlier than 14 days before Labor Day, August 23rd is the earliest the 2021-2022 school year can begin.
SEPTEMBER 6: Labor Day (no school)
OCTOBER 11: Columbus Day (no school)
- Professional Development day for staff (no school for students)
NOVEMBER 1: Staff Compensation Day (no school for staff or students)
- During the course of the school year, staff will work two parent-teacher conference nights. These days are contractual compensation for those added hours. Instead of taking time off immediately/shortly after those conference nights, this date was chosen to provide students and staff two full weeks of Christmas/Winter break.
NOVEMBER 24-26: Thanksgiving Break (no school)
DECEMBER 17: Last Day before Break – 3-Hour Early Release for Students & Staff
- Schools will dismiss three hours earlier than normal on this last day before the Christmas/Holiday break.
DECEMBER 20 – December 31: Christmas/Winter Break (no school)
JANUARY 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no school)
FEBRUARY 21: Presidents’ Day (no school)
MARCH 28 - April 1: Spring Break (no school)
- April 1 is a Staff Compensation Day. During the course of the school year, staff will work two parent-teacher conference nights. These days are contractual compensation for those added hours. Instead of taking time off immediately/shortly after those conference nights, this date was chosen to provide students and staff a full week at Spring Break.
APRIL 15: Good Friday – 3-Hour Early Release for Students & Staff
MAY 20: JCHS To Host State Track (students in grades 9-12 will do distance learning, all other students will be in-seat)
MAY 24: Last Day of School – 3-Hour Early Release for Students
- Schools will dismiss three hours earlier than normal on this last day of school. Staff will work the remainder of the school day. Possible weather make-up day/hours
WEATHER MAKE-UP DAYS:
State law requires school districts to include 36 hours of weather make-up time on their annual school calendars. New state legislation says that school districts only have to use those hours if they fall below 1,044 hours of student instruction,
Weather make-up hours are proposed on the following days (not listed in order of when they will be used):
- May 25, May 26, May 27 (if in session, would be a distance learning day for grades 9-12 due to state track meet), May 31, June 1, June 2