Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Academic Calendar for School Year 2020-2021 Approved

Published on: 12/13/2019

​​The Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2020-21 School Year at the December 2019 meeting.  The calendar takes into consideration multiple constraints and stakeholder feedback.  The calendar also considers the timing of state testing windows and ensures logical breaks are taken to provide maximum student preparation for assessment periods.

​The proposed 2020-2021 calendar contains the following components:

• A mid-week school start date of Wednesday, August 5, 2020

• Teachers return in late July

• 180 Instructional School Days

• Staff planning days are scheduled throughout the school year (Oct., Jan., Feb.)

• Limits Post Planning Days

• Creates a Fall Break (Long weekend in October)

• Major breaks are scheduled with state assessments in mind

• Includes a Veteran’s Day Holiday for All

• Full Thanksgiving week

• Two-week Winter Break

• Staff Planning Day scheduled before start of Second Semester

• Spring break is scheduled later in March and in the first part of April (Outside of St Patrick’s Day week)

• Eliminates Early Dismissal Days

• School ends before Memorial Day

Click here​ to see the 2020-21 SY Calendar:


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