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2019 - 2020 School Year

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Approved: 03/05/19
Revised: 06/11/19
  Date Details Days

August

23 (F) Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Meeting Pupil: 0
Teacher: 5
26 (M) Teachers and School Based Staff on Duty
27 (T) Teacher Classroom Preparation Day
28 (W) Systemwide Professional Development Activities
29 (Th) Teacher Classroom Preparation Day
30 (F) Orientation for Students Entering Grades 6 and 9

September

2 (M) Labor Day – Schools and Offices Closed Pupil: 19
Teacher: 20
3 (T) Opening Day for Students
30 (M) Systemwide Professional Development Day – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty – Rosh Hashanah*##

October

9 (W) Systemwide Professional Development Day – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty – Yom Kippur*## Pupil: 21
Teacher: 23
14 (M) Columbus Day*
18 (F) Systemwide Professional Development Day/MSEA Convention – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty or at the Convention

November

8 (F)

First Marking Period Ends – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty

Pupil: 18-19
Teacher: 19
11 (M) Veterans Day*
21 (Th) Report Cards Distributed
18-22 (M-F) American Education Week
22 (F) Preschool-3 and Pre-K Conference Day and Elementary Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or Pre-K sessions and Schools Closed for Elementary Students – Middle and High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty
25 (M)  Preschool-3 and Pre-K Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or Pre-K sessions – Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty
28-29 (Th-F) Thanksgiving Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed

December

20 (F) Christmas Holiday/Winter Break Begins at the End of the School Day Pupil: 15
Teacher: 15

January

2 (Th) Schools Reopen Pupil: 21
Teacher: 21
20 (M) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Schools and Offices Closed
24 (F) Second Marking Period Ends – Schools Close 3 Hours Early for All Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis **– Teachers on Duty

February

6 (Th)  Report Cards Distributed Pupil: 19
Teacher: 19
12 (W) Lincoln’s Birthday*
17 (M) Presidents’ Day; Washington’s Birthday* – Schools and Offices Closed (Emergency Closure Make-up Day – if one or more emergency closures occur prior to February 17, pending Maryland State Board of Education approval, Presidents’ Day becomes a regular school day with all schools and offices open)## 

March

25 (W) Maryland Day* Pupil: 22
Teacher: 22

April

3 (F) Third Marking Period Ends – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty; Spring Break begins at the end of the school day## Pupil: 15
Teacher: 15
13 (M) State Mandated Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed (Emergency Closure Make-up Day – if two or more emergency closures occur prior to April 13, pending Maryland State Board of Education approval, Easter Monday becomes a regular school day with all schools and offices open)##
14 (T) Schools Reopen
23 (Th) Report Cards Distributed
28 (T) Maryland Presidential Primary Election – Schools and Offices Closed

May

4 (M)   Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference Day – No Preschool-3, Pre-K, or Kindergarten Sessions – Teachers on Duty Pupil: 20
Teacher: 20
5 (T) Pre-K Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or Pre-K sessions – Teachers on Duty
22 (F) Last Day for Seniors
24 (Su) Eid-Al-Fitr*
25 (M) Memorial Day Observed – Schools and Offices Closed
26-31 (T-Su) Commencement Exercises

June

1-5 (M-F) Commencement Exercises Pupil: 15
Teacher: 15
17 (W) Assessment Day*** – Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in Session Full Day – Last Day of Classes for Preschool-3 and Pre-K##
18 (Th) Assessment Day*** – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty##
19 (F) Assessment Day*** – Last Day of Classes – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty, Last Day for Teachers##

July

2 (Th) Summer School Teachers on Duty  
3 (F) Independence Day Observed – Schools and Offices Closed
6 (M) Summer School Begins
31 (F) Summer School Ends
  • Total Pupil Days:185-186
  • Total Teacher Days:194

* Schools open with appropriate exercises OR appropriate exercises to be scheduled on the school day prior.

** GRADE AND Data Recording, Data Analysis – Principals and teachers will have time for grade and data recording, data analysis/progress assessment.

***ASSESSMENT DAY – High schools will have the opportunity to administer traditional final exams or to use alternative assessment procedures.

## Adjustments to the School Calendar

As shown, this calendar includes five (5) emergency closure make-up days.  These five (5) emergency closure make-up days include the Presidents’ Day holiday and the Easter Monday holiday.  Should one or more emergency closures occur prior to February 17, 2020, Presidents’ Day and April 13, 2020, Easter Monday will, pending Maryland State Board of Education approval, be re-designated as school days for students and teachers with all school system offices open. 

If no emergency closure days occur, the school year will end for students on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, and the Assessment Days, the last day of classes for Preschool-3 and Pre-K, and the last day for teachers will be re-designated accordingly. 

Should emergency closures occur, the make-up days will be as follows:

Emergency Closure #1 (if emergency closure occurs prior to February 17, 2020) – Make-up Day will be the Presidents’ Day holiday (pending Maryland State Board of Education approval)

Emergency Closure #2 (if two emergency closures occur prior to April 13, 2020) – Make-up Day will be Easter Monday holiday (pending Maryland State Board of Education approval)

Emergency Closure #3 Make-up Day will be Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Emergency Closure #4 Make-up Day will be Thursday, June 18, 2020

Emergency Closure #5 Make-up Day will be Friday, June 19, 2020

Please note that if more than five (5) emergency closures occur and/or there are a significant number of delayed openings and/or early dismissals used, the school calendar also may be adjusted appropriately in order to meet the minimum required student days AND the required number of student hours. 

These readjustments may include the re-designation of holidays as student days; the adjustment of Spring break; the re-designation of professional development days as student days; the cancellation of planned early releases; and the extension of the school year beyond June 19, 2020.

Teacher duty days will not exceed 191

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