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Instructional Calendar


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. 

The new calendar features four half-days throughout the year on Oct. 20, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, and March 16.  The purpose of these half-days is to allow for professional development to occur in the afternoons for faculty and staff. Half-days are also scheduled for the last three days of school on June 15-17, 2021.