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Back to School Calendar and Opening Details

September 8

Our original “first day of school” was scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, 2020. However, with the State Department of Education’s announcement that the 180-student-day requirement has been lowered to 177 student days, the first day of school will now be Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Teachers and staff will report on Monday, August 31, and have five (5) days of dedicated training associated with health and safety measures as well as professional development related to distance learning. These three extra days are important given the magnitude of changes and information that must be synthesized for the well-being of our entire school community. 

Schools will reopen for students on Tuesday, September 8 (the day after Labor Day). In light of the very complex logistics of reopening schools safely while meeting all of the state requirements, we will open our schools utilizing a staggered approach, as outlined below. This staggered opening will reduce the ratio of adults to students during the first two days of school to support the required health and safety training for students, as well as to meet the social and emotional needs of students as we navigate school under very different circumstances.

First Week Schedule