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2020-2021 School Year Calendar as a Grid

Calendar Approved by Board of Education 1-9-20

2020
July 3 Independence Day Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed
July 31 Eid al-Adha*
August 17-19 Professional Duty Days for New Teachers
August 20-28 Professional Duty Days for All Teachers
August 26 Professional Development
August 28 Student Orientation/Mock Virtual Class Day (all students)
August 31 First Day of School for All Students
September 7 Labor Day Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed
September 19-20 Rosh Hashanah*
September 25 Professional Development – Schools Closed for Students
September 28 Yom Kippur Holiday* – Schools and Offices Closed
October 12      Native American Day & Parent-Teacher Conferences – Schools Closed for Students
October 16 Professional Development – Schools Closed for Students
November 3      Election Day – Schools and Offices Closed
November 5      End of First Quarter (44 days)
November 6 Professional Day for Teachers – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students
November 14 Diwali*
November 25-27 Thanksgiving Holidays – Schools and Offices Closed
December 11     Professional Development – Schools Closed for Students
December 24-31 Winter Break & Christmas Holidays – Schools and Offices Closed
2021
January 1 Winter Break & New Year’s Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed
January 18 Martin L. King Jr. Day Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed
January 27 End of Second Quarter (46 days)
January 28 Professional Day for Teachers – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students
February 15 Presidents’ Day Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed
February 16 Parent-Teacher Conferences – 2-Hr. Delayed Opening for Students
March 28-April 4  Passover
March 29-April 1 Spring Break – Schools Closed for Students and Teachers
April 2 & 5 Spring Break & Easter Holidays – Schools and Offices Closed
April 9 End of Third Quarter (45 days)
April 12 Professional Day for Teachers – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students
April 13 First Day of Ramadan
May 11 Last Day of Ramadan
May 13 Eid al-Fitr Holiday* – Schools and Offices Closed
May 31 Memorial Day Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed
June 17 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students1
June 18 Last Day for Studentsand End of Fourth Quarter (45 days) – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students
June 21 Last Day for Teachers1


IMPORTANT CALENDAR NOTES
There are 180 student days and 192 teacher days (195 for new teachers). Last days for students and teachers are subject to change. 10- and 11-month employees can refer to Bulletin M-1-20 for clarification on workdays.

1INCLEMENT WEATHER MAKE-UP DAYS
Three inclement weather make-up days are built into the school calendar. If two days are used, the last day for students will be June 17 and the last day for teachers will be June 18; if one day is used, the last day for students will be June 16 and the last day for teachers will be June 17; if no days are used, the last day for students will be June 15 and the last day for teachers will be June 16.  

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
Major religious holidays are noted for planning purposes only. Jewish and Muslim holidays begin the day before at sunset. To avoid excluding students, families and staff from important meetings or activities, PGCPS prohibits scheduling these events on major holidays noted with an asterisk (*) on this calendar. This restriction does not apply to state or regional events.