New school calendar approved for Chesterfield Schools

New school calendar approved for Chesterfield Schools
Both the traditional and year-round proposals added two more religious holidays. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - The Chesterfield School Board voted in favor of the district’s proposed school calendar for next year.

Tuesday night, they approved the traditional calendar plan with staggered start dates after labor day.

Both the traditional and year-round proposals added two more religious holidays.

Here’s a look at the full, approved traditional and full-year calendars:

Traditional Calendar:

  • First day of school for grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 will be on Sept. 8, 2020.
  • The first day of school for grades 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 will be on Sept. 9, 2020.
  • Staggered start dates for kindergarteners are:
  • Students with last names starting with A-L will attend Sept. 8-9 and
  • Students with the last name M-Z will attend Sept. 10-11
  • All students report on Sept. 14
  • Classes end June 18, 2021, for students
  • There are 179 student days
  • Nov. 23-24, 2020 are set aside for parent-teacher conferences
  • Thanksgiving break is Nov. 25-27, 2020
  • Winter break is Dec. 21-Jan. 1
  • Spring break is April 5-9, 2021

To continue to provide collaborative planning and professional development time for teachers, the calendar includes one full day student holiday and six early-release for students which are:

  • Student holiday/teacher workday: Nov. 3
  • Three-hour early release/teacher workdays: Jan. 29, April 2, June 17-18
  • Three-hour early release/professional development: Oct. 16, Feb. 26

Other holidays for students and all employees include:

  • Sept. 28 for Yom Kippur
  • Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • May 13 for Eid al-Fitr
  • May 26 for Memorial Day

Year-Round Calendar:

  • First day of school for grades 1-5 will be on July 27, 2020
  • Staggered start dates for kindergarteners are: Students with last names starting with A-L will attend July 27-28 and o Students with the last name M-Z will attend July 29-30
  • Classes end on June 18 for students
  • There are 180 student days
  • Oct. 16 and 19, 2020 are set aside for parent-teacher conferences
  • Thanksgiving break is Nov. 25-27, 2020
  • Winter break is Dec. 21-Jan. 1
  • Spring break is April 5-9, 2021
  • Intersessions are Sept. 29-Oct. 15, Jan. 4-8, March 22-April 2, and June 21-30

To continue to provide collaborative planning and professional development time for teachers, the calendar includes one full day student holiday and five early-release for students which are:

  • Student holiday/teacher workday: Nov. 3
  • Three-hour early release/end nine weeks: Sept. 25, Dec. 18, March 19, and June 17- 18

Other holidays for students and employees include:

  • Sept. 4 and 7 for Labor Day,
  • Sept. 28 for Yom Kippur,
  • Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
  • May 13 for Eid al-Fitr, and
  • May 26 for Memorial Day.

The 2020-2021 calendar is available online here.

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