Board approves school calendar for 2020-2021

Calendar with August 6 shown, color pencils in background

The Knox County Board of Education took action during their April 27 meeting to set the academic calendar for 2020-2021.  Before voting on the item, Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles explained to the Board members and those viewing online that the calendar was tentative in nature.  While the district hopes to resume school for students, in classrooms, on August 6, that may have to change after receiving recommendations from the Kentucky Department of Education, Office of the Governor, or Public Health due to COVID-19.

A copy of the approved calendar is below.

Date Description
July 28-29-30 Professional Development  Day 1; Day 2; Day 3 – Flex
July 31 Staff Development TE Day 1 – 1st 9 wks. curriculum
August 3 Staff Development TE Day 2 – 2nd 9 wks. curriculum
August 4 Planning Day – Teachers prepare their classrooms
August  5 Opening Day Teachers
August 6 1st day students
September 7 Labor Day – Holiday – No School
October 5-9 Daniel Boone Festival – No School
November 2 No School
November 3 Election Day- No School
November 25 Professional Development Day  4– Flex (24 hours of PD required by this date)
November 26 Thanksgiving -Holiday – No School
November 27 No School
December 7 Staff Development TE Day 3- 3rd 8 wks. curriculum/NTI
December 21, 2020 – Jan 1, 2021 Christmas Break – No School
January  18 MLK Day – Holiday – No School
February 15 Staff Development–TE Day 4 (Possible Make Up Day)
April 5-9 Tentative Spring Break (Possible Make Up Days)
May 18 Last Day for Students
May 19 Closing Day for Teachers
May 20 Staff Development – TE day 5
May 31 Memorial Day – No School
Possible Make –Up Days Dec 7th; Feb 15th; April 5-9
Professional Development 4 July 28th – 30th   ; November 25th
Planning Day; Opening & Closing Days August 4th; August 5th ; May 19st
Teacher Equivalent Days  5 July 31st; August 3rd ; December 7th; Feb 15th; May 20th