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Board Approves 20-21 Academic Calendar

 

Dear Pine-Richland Staff and Families: 
 
The Pine-Richland School Board approved the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar at the combined school board meeting on December 9, 2019. While constructing a calendar, many factors are considered. Some of those factors include:
 
  • Addressing student & staff days (Professional Development & Clerical Time)
  • Balancing student days within each quarter & semester taking into consideration standardized and end-of-course assessments
  • Adding additional emergency make-up days for flexibility
  • Identifying a start date that provides for a transition from a partial to a full week of school. 
  • Shifting parent-teacher conferences to Nov. 2 & Nov. 3 due to the general election. (The high school stadium is a voting site.)
  • Balancing A.M. & P.M. kindergarten hours by eliminating the half-conference day and making it a whole day off for students
  • Identifying the last day and graduation date that provide adequate time for end-of-course assessments, end-of-year activities, and graduation planning/practices
  • Adding a graduation rain date to the calendar
 
Some notable dates for students include:
 
Aug. 26, 2020 -  First Day of School for Students
Sept. 7, 2020 - Labor Day (No School)
Oct. 30, 2020 - In-Service/Clerical Day (No School for Students)
Nov. 2, 2020  - Clerical (Staff) & Parent/Teacher Conference Day (No School for Students)
Nov. 3, 2020 - Parent/Teacher Conference Day (No School for Students)
Nov. 26-30, 2020 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Dec. 24-Jan. 3, 2021 - Winter Break (No School)
Jan. 18, 2021 - In-Service/Clerical & Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School for Students)
Feb. 15, 2021 - No School*
Feb. 16, 2021 - In-Service/Clerical Day (No School for Students)*
March 29-April 4, 2021 – Spring Break (No School)
April 5, 2021 - In-Service/Clerical Day (No School for Students)*
May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day (No School)
June 7, 2021 - Seniors Last Day
June 9, 2021 - Last Day for Students K-11 (Half Day)
June 11, 2021 - Graduation
June 12, 2021 - Graduation Rain Date
 
*Emergency Make-Up Days: Feb. 15, Feb. 16, April 5, June 10 & June 11, 2021
 
To view the quarters, days off, and in-service & clerical days prior to the start of school and in greater detail, click here to download a PDF of the academic calendar.