Survey on Revised 2020-2021 Calendar Options

NCSS Seeking Stakeholder Feedback on Revised Calendar Options Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted on 06/24/2020
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Newton County School System administrators are working diligently to prepare for the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. While we wish for schools to return under normal operating conditions, we realize that may not be possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the school district surveyed students, parents, and employees to obtain their concerns and solicit suggestions. With that much-needed feedback, the NCSS team is in the process of planning options that include both in-person and virtual instruction.

The school system’s current board-approved calendar calls for students to report back to school on August 3, 2020; however, the current COVID-19 pandemic may make that impossible. As a result, NCSS has proposed two revised calendars for stakeholders to review. Both calendars extend the start date for students to August 17, 2020. Calendar Option 1 would have students end school on June 4, 2021 while Calendar Option 2 has school ending on May 28. See below for a synopsis of the two calendar options:

Calendar Options Available:

Option #1 Dates: (Download Calendar Option #1)

  • First Day of School = August 17
  • Fall Break = 2 school days
  • Thanksgiving Break = 5 school days
  • December Holiday Break = 2 weeks
  • Mid-Winter February Break = 3 school days
  • Spring Break = 5 school days
  • Last Day of School = June 4, 2021

Option #2 (Reduced Breaks) Dates: (Download Calendar Option #2)

  • First Day of School = August 17
  • Fall Break = 2 school days
  • Thanksgiving Break = 3 school days
  • December Holiday Break = 2 weeks
  • Mid-Winter February Break = 1 day
  • Spring Break = 5 school days
  • Last Day of School = May 28, 2021

After reviewing this information, we ask that you take a moment to complete our survey by letting us know your preferred option.

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