• 2020-2021 JC Schools Student Calendar

    2020 FINAL Calendar Updated 10.26.20

    View and print the 2020-2021 JC Schools student calendar here.

    The 2020-2021 calendar was approved by the Board of Education at their December 2019 meeting. 

    As outlined above, there are six dates designated as weather make-up dates* on the 2020-2021 school calendar:

    • First full snow day will be made up on Wednesday, May 26th;
    • Second full snow day will be made up on Thursday, May 27th;
    • Third full snow day will be made up on Tuesday, June 1st;
    • Fourth full snow day will be made up on Wednesday, June 2nd;
    • Fifth full snow day will be made up on Thursday, June 3rd;
    • Sixth full snow day will be made up on Friday, June 4th;

    *As is true in any year, if we experience a winter with an unusually high number of snow days, we may have to reevaluate how to make up missed hours beyond the six designated weather make-up dates.

    As announced on Monday, October 26th, Thanksgiving Break will now include Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th.

    2020-2021 Calendar Rationale

    AUGUST 24: 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 24th is the earliest the 2020-2021 school year can begin.

    SEPTEMBER 7: Labor Day (no school)

    SEPTEMBER 16: Early Release Day

    • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development.

    OCTOBER 12: Columbus Day (no school)

    • Professional Development day for staff (no school for students).

    OCTOBER 21: Early Release Day

    • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development.

    NOVEMBER 11: Early Release Day

    • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development.

    NOVEMBER 23-27: Thanksgiving Break (no school)

    • As announced on Monday, October 26th, Thanksgiving Break will now include Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th. 

    DECEMBER 18: 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 21 – JANUARY 1: Christmas/Winter Break (no school)

    DECEMBER 21: 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 two full weeks of Christmas/Winter break.

    JANUARY 13: Early Release Day

    • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development.

    JANUARY 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no school)

    FEBRUARY 10: Early Release Day

    • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development.

    FEBRUARY 15: Presidents’ Day (no school)

    MARCH 10: Early Release Day

    • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development.

    MARCH 22-26: Spring Break (no school)

    MARCH 22: 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 2: Good Friday – 3-Hour Early Release for Students & Staff

    MAY 21: JCHS To Host State Track (no school)

    MAY 25: 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, and JC Schools would have to miss more than eight (8) days of school due to weather before reaching that number of hours. However, we believe every hour/day of instruction is important for the success of our students, so our plan will be to make-up as few as two and as many as six snow days this school year, depending on how many days may be missed due to weather. 

    That said, weather make-up hours are proposed on the following days (not listed in order of when they will be used):

    • May 26, May 27, June 1, June 2, June 3, June 4