2020-2021 School Calendar
Dear Lake County School District Community:
This past spring, when we rolled out the 2019-2020 calendar, we shared that this would be the final year of a mix of four- and five-day weeks for LCSD. In the 2020-2021 school year, which starts next August, we will begin to adopt an extended year, four-day week calendar. This adoption will take place over three years through the 2022-2023 school year.
Today, we are sharing the 2020-2021 school year calendar with you. School will start on August 17, 2020 and end June 17, 2021. School will run Monday through Thursday most weeks.
Why is LCSD moving to a Monday through Thursday schedule? Through research and stakeholder input, we concluded that an extended year four-day week calendar ultimately will best serve our students and staff. We will be able to limit the amount of learning lost during the summer by shortening the time students are away from their classrooms, intensifying learning happening during the four days students are in school, and enhancing student experiences with a variety of academic support and enrichment opportunities on Fridays.
Additionally, in the future, families and staff can use Fridays to attend to personal appointments. For example, they can schedule doctor checkups and dentist and orthodontist appointments on Fridays when there is no school, instead of pulling students out of school or missing work . We also know from other districts that a four-day week can help attract staff members to a school district and positively influence how long they stay there.
Having options for children on Fridays when there is no school is an important part of making this new 2020-2021 calendar work. We are working with our community partners to ensure that there are options available for every child and family. We look forward to announcing them this spring.
Thanks again to all of the parents who provided input into the calendar setting process!