2020-21 School Year Calendar Dates

First Day of School for Most Students September 4, 2020

For grades 1-12, the first day of school will be Friday, September 4, 2020, the first time in many years school will begin before the Labor Day holiday. The first day of Pre-K and kindergarten will be September 8. 

Students are released 75 minutes early every Wednesday, except for the first day of school. This is to support improved teacher collaboration and student academic performance.

August 17 – 21 Jump Start, a sneak peek at school for incoming kindergartners. Read more about Jump Start.

Friday, September 4, 2020 First day of school for 1st – 12th grade students (regular school hours apply, no early release)

September 7 Labor Day (no school)

September 8 First day of school for kindergarten, all preschool students (three-day delayed start for Family Connections)

October 9 State In-service Day (no school)

November 11 Veterans Day (no school)

November 23 – 25 Elementary conference days (no school for elementary and K-8 students; varies by school)

November 26 – 27 Thanksgiving break (no school) Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day

December 18 1-hour early dismissal (winter break)

December 21, 2020 – January 1, 2021 Winter break (no school)

January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

January 28 Day Between Semesters (no school) (1 of 3 possible snow make-up days)

February 15 – 19 Mid-winter break including Presidents Day (no school)

April 12 – 16 Spring break (no school)

May 31 Memorial Day (no school)

June 18, 2021 Last day of school (1-hour early dismissal) *possible snow make-up days June 21 and 2

2020-21 Calendar Dates for Annual Recognitions and Observances

September

  • Sept. 15–Oct. 15 Hispanic Heritage Month 
  • Sept. 7 Labor Day

October

  • Disability History Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • Principal Appreciation Month
  • Filipino American History Month
  • Oct. 2 National Custodial Worker’s Day
  • Oct. 12 Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • Oct. 15 The Great Washington Shake Out
  • Oct. 24-25 Annual WA PTA Legislative Assembly

November

  • Native American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
  • Nov. 1 Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • Nov. 3 Election Day
  • Nov. 11 (observed) Veterans Day
  • Nov. 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Nov. 26 Thanksgiving

December

  • Dec. 3 International Peoples with Disabilities Day
  • Dec. 10 Human Rights Day

January

  • School Board Recognition Month
  • Jan. 1 New Year’s Day
  • Jan. 18 (observed) Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February

  • Black History Month
  • Feb. 15 Presidents Day

March

  • Women’s History Month
  • National Music in our Schools Month
  • March 14 Daylight Savings Time Begins

April

  • Arab American Heritage Month
  • School Library Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month
  • April 22 Earth Day

May

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • National Bike Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • May 3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 31 Memorial Day

June

  • LGBTQ Pride Month
  • June 19 Juneteenth

July

  • July 4 Independence Day

PTA Membership Meeting Dates:

Oct. 13, 2020
Dec. 3, 2020
Feb. 4, 2021
April 27, 2021
June 2, 2021

 

 

 

  • Now through end of September: School Supply Drive
  • Sept 19 – 6:30pm Grades K-2 Curriculum Night – Meet Jay Bitseff PTA President
  • Sept 27 – Global Passport Testing Grades 1-5
  • Oct 3 – 6:30pm PTA Meeting
  • Oct 10 – 6:30pm Math Night
  • Oct 11 – State In-Service Day – No School for students
  • Oct 18 – Global Passport Testing
  • Oct. 25 – Global Ambassador Day
  • Oct 25 – Monster Mash
  • November – DIRECT GIVE CAMPAIGN
  • Nov. 7  Family Charter Night
  • Nov 14 – 6:00pm Unity Night
  • Nov 15 – Global Passport Testing
  • Nov 26-27 – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Nov 28-29 – Thanksgiving Break – No School

Fall Weeding Events with the Dandelion Initiative
(all 9:00 am – 11:00 am):

  • Sunday, September 15
  • Saturday, September 21
  • Sunday, September 29
  • Saturday, October 5
  • Saturday, October 12
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