Important 20-21 School Year Updates

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 9:34am

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https://www.hcpss.org/upcoming-school-year/

  • The 2020-2021 school calendar was modified, making Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the first student day and with school staff returning on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Spring break will be shortened to April 2–6, 2021, and the last scheduled day of school is June 15, 2021 with possible inclement weather days after that date.
  • The purchase of 6,500 additional Chromebooks was approved to support achieving a 1:1 student to devices ratio for students in grades 6–12 and ensuring more elementary students have access to a system device, to remove technology barriers and help advance equitable student learning outcomes.
  • The Board approved a modified, "4x4" semester schedule for the middle and high school levels. Students will have four, teacher-led courses in each semester, for a total of eight courses during the year. Each teacher would teach three courses per semester for a total of six courses in a year. The reduction of courses taken during a semester will help teachers and students manage workload and streamline synchronous sessions. The Board has not yet taken action on specific instructional delivery models for elementary, middle or high school.