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Instructional Calendar

UPDATE: The Perkiomen Valley School District Board of Directors approved a new draft of the 2020-21 instructional calendar on Aug. 24, 2020, to push back the start of school to Sept. 8. This decision was made so that we could provide additional time to prepare for the start of the school year. Two Act 80 days are planned for Sept. 2 and 3. Act 80 days allow a school district to add professional development time into the calendar without needing to add additional student days. The school year will end June 21, 2021. Two additional half-days have also been included (and other existing half-days were moved to the beginning of the school year) so as to provide more professional development time to strengthen the Virtual Voyage 2.0.

Downloadable calendar pages are being created for each month moving forward, to assist with the hybrid schedules at the secondary levels. Please click on the links at right to access color-coded calendars that show which student groups attend on which days. We will continue to add calendar pages as the year goes on. 

The 2020-21 instructional calendar was approved at the Jan. 13, 2020 School Board meeting and features a pre-Labor Day start to school and several half-days for in-service. The 2020-21 school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. The last day of school, if all three built-in snow days are used, will be Thursday, June 17, 2020.

There are several factors that guide the decision-making process for the calendar, such as the number of instructional student days prior to high-stakes tests like Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), the Advanced Placement (AP), and the Keystone Exams; holidays; parent-teacher conferences; and when the school year concludes. In addition to considering these factors, the committee uses feedback from the parents and staff to help guide decision-making.