Holidays and Breaks 2020-21

2020-21

August 24, 2020 (First Day for Teachers; teacher meetings/classroom prep; no school for students)
August 25, 2020 (Teacher day for meetings and preparations for the start of school; no school for students)
August 26, 2020 (Teacher day for meetings and preparations for the start of school; no school for students)
August 27, 2020 (Teacher day for meetings and preparations for the start of school; no school for students)
August 28, 2020 (Teacher day for meetings and preparations for the start of school; no school for students)
August 31, 2020 (Teacher day for meetings and preparations for the start of school; no school for students)
September 1, 2020 (Teacher day for meetings and preparations for the start of school; no school for students)
September 2, 2020 (Teacher day for meetings and preparations for the start of school; no school for students)
September 3, 2020 (Teacher day for meetings and preparations for the start of school; no school for students)
September 4, 2020 (Teacher day for meetings and preparations for the start of school; no school for students)
September 7, 2020 (Labor Day; schools and offices closed)
September 8, 2020 (Instructional Improvement and planning day for teachers; no school for students)
*September 9, 2020 (First day for students in grades 8-9 and 12)
*September 10, 2020 (First day for students in grades 2-4 and 10)
*September 11, 2020 (First day for students in grades 5-7 and 11)
*September 14, 2020 (First day for students in grades Pre-K, K and 1)
November 3, 2020 (Instructional Improvement Day and Election Day; no school for students)
November 25, 2020 (Parent-Teacher Conferences; no school for students)
November 26-27, 2020 (Thanksgiving Break; schools and offices closed)
December 21, 2020 – January 1, 2021 (Winter Break; no school for students; offices closed Dec. 24-25 and 31 and Jan. 1)
January 15, 2021 (Citywide Inservice and Records Day; no school for students)
January 18, 2021 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day; schools and offices closed)
February 12, 2021 (Parent-Teacher Conferences; no school for students)
February 15, 2021 (Presidents Day; schools and offices closed)
March 12, 2021 (Instructional Improvement Day; no school for students)
April 2, 2021 (Good Friday; schools and offices closed)
April 5-9, 2021 (Spring Break; no school for students)
*May 28, 2021 (Last Day for Students in Grade 12)
May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day; schools and offices closed)
*June 3, 2021 (Last Day for Students)
June 4, 2021 (Last Day for Teachers)

*Exceptions to the First/Last Days of School
Akron Early College High School:

  • August 11, 2020 (First Day for Students in Grade 9)
  • August 12, 2020 (First Day for Students in Grades 10-12)
  • May 6, 2021 (Last Day for Students in Grade 12)
  • May 14, 2021 (Lat Day for Students in Grades 9-11)

STEM High School:

  • August 12, 2020 (First Day for Students in Grade 9)
  • August 14, 2020 (First Day for Students in Grades 10-11)
  • August 17, 2020 (First Day for Students in Grade 12)
  • May 7, 2021 (Last Day for Students in Grade 12)
  • May 14, 2021 (Last Day for Students in Grades 9-11)

Calamity Days Alternative Make-Up Plan for the 2020-21 School Year
Should the planned calendar be interrupted by severe weather events or school closure due to lack of power, water or other declared emergency, the Board puts into place alternative plans for the students to make up for loss of educational instruction and/or loss of required instructional time.

Pursuant to Sections 3317.01 and 3313.48 of the Ohio Revised Code and HB 416, Akron Public Schools must plan for Alternative Make-Up of Calamity Days by providing students a sufficient number of lessons for each course taught by the teacher with such lessons requiring, in the judgment of the teachers, an amount of time equal to or greater than the amount of instructional time the student would receive for three (3) school days in the teacher's classroom. These lesson plans are developed by the Teaching and Learning Department in collaboration with classroom teachers. Teachers designate the order in which the lessons are to be posted on the district's Web portal or website. Students shall be granted a two-week period from the date of the lesson plan posting to complete their work. Students not having access to online instructions will be able to complete the posted lessons at school after the reopening of school. Use of "Blizzard Bags," which are paper copies of online posted lessons, may also occur. This plan includes the written consent of the teachers' employee representative as designated under Division (B) of Section 4117.04, which his kept in the official file of the Board of Education.

Alternative Calendar
Should additional hours of instruction be required, an Alternate School Calendar is also put into place. For the 2020-21 school year, the proposed makeup days are as follows:

Calamity Days:

  • 1st-5th Days Make-Up Days During Week of June 7, 2021
  • 6th-10th Days Make-Up Days During Week of June 14, 2021
  • 11th-15th Days Make-Up Days During Week of April 5, 2021
  • 16th-20th Days Make-Up Days During Week of June 21, 2021
Adjustments to the first day that students report to school does delay the start of the school year. These adjustments to the school calendar do not affect the required hours of educational instruction by grade level. The adjustments to the school calendar, however, will affect the number of days by grade level available for a declared calamity that may institute the use of the alternative make-up school day schedule earlier than expected should a calamity declaration be of extended length.
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