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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 07:32

School Calendars for 2019 and 2020

 The Forsyth County Board of Education has adopted calendars for the next two school years that include an early August start and a fall break.

The board approved the 2019-20 and 2020-21 calendars at its regular meeting Nov. 13. The district wanted to release both calendars, in part, to let families make vacation plans in advance.

For the 2019-20 school year, the semester will begin on Aug. 1, 2019, with a fall break from Sept. 20-Oct. 4.    

Students will have off the entire week for Thanksgiving, followed by another holiday break from Dec. 23-Jan. 3, 2020. A professional development day is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2020. Spring break will run April 6-8.

The last day of school falls on May 22, 2020.

For the 2020-21 school year, the first day of classes begins Aug. 5, 2020. Fall break runs from Sept. 21-25. Students have off Oct. 21-23 for early release, parent conferences and professional development.

Again, the entire week of Thanksgiving is observed and the holiday break runs from Dec. 23 through Jan. 4, 2021.

After the new year begins, Jan. 5, 2021 is a professional development day. Spring Break will be from April 5-9, and the last day of school falls on May 26.

A survey was sent to parents and staff in October asking for feedback on both calendars. A majority approved both.

For the 2019-20 calendar, 54 percent of parents and 71 percent of staff approved the calendar.

About 43 percent of parents and 28 percent of staff requested a later start date, and 22 percent of parents and 10 percent of staff wanted to move the fall break to the last full week in September.

For the 2020-21 calendar, 61 percent of parents and 82 percent of staff approved the dates.

Other comments included adding more days off before Christmas and fewer days off after New Year’s. Parents said it was difficult to work with early release days.

To view each calendar, visit forsyth.k12.ga.us.

 

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