• 2020-2021 JC Schools Student Calendar

    DRAFT 2020-2021 Student Calendar

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

    The 2020-2021 calendar was presented to the Board of Education for a first-reading at their November 2019 meeting. The calendar will be brought forward for a final-reading and vote at the December 2019 Board of Education meeting.

     

    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 25-27: Thanksgiving Break (no school)

    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)

    • Possible weather make-up day/hours

    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. However, new state legislation says that school districts only have to use those hours if they fall below 1,044 hours of student instruction. The proposed calendar includes 1,097 hours of student instruction. Therefore, JC Schools would have to miss more than eight (8) days of school due to weather before any make-up hours have to be used. The likelihood of this happening is obviously extremely low.

    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