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Instructional Calendar

The 2019-20 instructional calendar was approved at the Jan. 14, 2019 School Board meeting and features a pre-Labor Day start to school and several half-days for in-service. The 2019-20 school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. The last day of school, if all three built-in snow days are used, will be Thursday, June 11, 2020.

The process to develop next year’s calendar occurred during Calendar Committee discussions held in November and December. 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 committee includes administrators, teachers, and parents.

The new calendar features four half-days throughout the year on Oct. 8, 2019; Jan. 14, 2020; Feb. 11, 2020; and March 17, 2020. 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 9-11, 2020.

Questions regarding the instructional calendar may be directed to Brian Allebach, Director of Human Resources, or Jessica Lester, Manager of School & Community Engagement.