Key Dates

2020-21 School Year

Updated September 5, 2020

August
24
Town Hall for Equity, Anti-Racism and Belonging (on Zoom)
August 
31
Opening Faculty Meetings
September
7
Labor Day (school closed)
September
8
HS Orientations (on Zoom)
September
8
5th Grade Orientation
September
9
2nd Grade Orientation
September
9
6th Grade Orientation
September
9
9th Grade Orientation
September
10
JK-1 Homeroom Visits (staggered)
September
10
3rd Grade Orientation
September 
10
7th Grade Orientation
September
10
10th Grade Orientation
September
10
11th Grade Orientation
September
11
JK-1 Homeroom Visits (staggered)
September
11
4th Grade Orientation
September 
11
8th Grade Orientation
September
14
JK-12 Opening Day of School
September
28
Yom Kippur (school closed)
October
12
Fall Weekend (school closed)
November
3
Election Day (school closed)
November
11
JK-4 Conference Day (no school EC/LS; conferences on Zoom)
November
13
End of First Quarter
November
20
Grades 5-12 Conference Day (no school MS/HS; conferences on Zoom)
November
24
Thanksgiving Break—begins at end of the school day
November
25-27
Thanksgiving Break
November
30
School reopens
December 
17
Winter Break—begins at end of school day
January
4
School reopens
January 
4-15
School fully remote
January 
8
End of Second Quarter (HS)
January 
15
End of Second Quarter/1st Semester (EC, LS, MS)
January 
18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (school closed)
February 
3
JK-4 Conferences (no school EC/LS; conferences on Zoom)
February
15-16
Presidents' Day Weekend (school closed)
March 
19
Spring Break—begins at end of the school day
April 
5
School reopens
April
5-9
School fully remote
April
9
End of Third Quarter
April 
23
Grades 5-11 Conference Day (no school Grades 5-11; format TBD)
May
12
JK-4 Conference Day (no school EC/LS; format TBD)
May
28
Commencement (no school JK-11)
May 31 Memorial Day (school closed)
June
8
End of Fourth Quarter
June
9
HS Closing Exercises
June
9
EC & LS Closing Exercises
June
10
MS Closing Exercises

2021-22 School Year

Updated January 29, 2021

August  23 Preseason Athletics Begin (HS)
August  23 New Faculty & Staff Antiracism/Orientation Workshops
August 30 Opening Faculty Meetings Begin (All Faculty & Staff)
September 6 Labor Day (school closed)
September 7 Rosh Hashanah (school closed)
September 8 Grades 9, 10 & 12 Orientations
September 8 New MS Student Orientation (part 1)
September New MS Student Orientation (part 2)
September Grade 11 Retreat/Orientation
September 9 EC and LS Opening -- early dismissal (JK-4)
September 9-10 Grade 9 Trip with Grade 12 Peer Leaders
September 10 MS Opening (full day)
September 10 Grade 10 Trip
September 13 HS Opening Day
September 16 Yom Kippur (school closed)
October 11 Fall Weekend (school closed)
October 12 Faculty Professional Day (no school)
November 2 EC/LS/MS Visiting Day; HS noon dismissal; election day
November 11 JK–12 Conference Day (no school)
November 23 Thanksgiving Break begins at end of school day
November 24-26 Thanksgiving Vacation
November 29 School Reopens
December 17 Winter Break Begins (early dismissal)
January  3 School Reopens
January  17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (school closed)
February  2 EC & LS Conference Day (no school JK-4)
February  21-22 Presidents' Day Weekend (school closed)
March  11 Spring Break - begins at end of school day
March  28 School reopens
April 15 Good Friday (school closed)
April  21 Grades 1–11 Conference Day (no school except for JK and K)
May  11 JK and K Conference Day (no school for JK & K)
May  27 Commencement
June 14 HS Closing
June 14 EC & LS Closing
June  15 MS Closing Exercises
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