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School Boards approve REVISED School Year Calendar for 2020-2021

The Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon (CSC Nouvelon), Rainbow District School Board (RDSB), Sudbury Catholic District School Board (SCSDB) and Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) have approved a revision to the School Year Calendar for 2020-2021.

The 2020-2021 school year for students will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, following the Labour Day weekend. There will be no early dismissal.

The professional activity day originally scheduled for November 23, 2020, however, has been moved to September 1, 2020. There will be three professional activity days for staff before the first day of school.

As a result of the change, the 2020-2021 school year will end one day earlier than originally anticipated. The last day of school for students will be June 29, 2021.

The four school boards have worked together to produce a common calendar for many years, facilitating the co-ordination of services such as student transportation. Each board adopted the calendar following its own consultation process. The calendar will now be submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Education for final approval.

The 2020-2021 School Year Calendar will be the same for all English and French-language schools in Greater Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury East (including Warren, Markstay, Noëlville, St. Charles and Killarney). The calendar will also apply, with minor differences, to CSC Nouvelon and CSPGNO schools in Elliot Lake, Blind River, Spanish, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Chapleau, Dubreuilville, Hornepayne, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.

In addition to the first day of school, the School Year Calendar includes the dates for the Christmas Break, the March Break, statutory holidays, secondary school examination days and professional activity days in 2020-2021.

Overview of the 2020-2021 School Year
Elementary and Secondary Schools

Labour Day – September 7, 2020
First Day of School for Students – September 8, 2020
Thanksgiving – October 12, 2020
Christmas Break – December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021
Family Day – February 15, 2021
Mid-Winter Break – March 15 to 19, 2021
Good Friday – April 2, 2021
Easter Monday – April 5, 2021
Victoria Day – May 24, 2021
Last Day of School for Students – June 29, 2021

First Semester (Secondary):
September 8, 2020 to February 4, 2021

Second Semester (Secondary):
February 5, 2021 to June 29, 2021

Examination Days for Secondary Schools
January 29 to February 4, 2021 (5 days)
June 23 to 29, 2021 (5 days)

Professional Activity Days
Seven days for professional development activities will also be held during the 2020-2021 School Year, as follows:

Sudbury/Espanola/Manitoulin Districts
September 1, 2020 – NEW
September 2, 2020
September 3, 2020
October 2, 2020
November 23, 2020 – Cancelled
February 5, 2021
April 19, 2021
June 11, 2021

The School Year Calendar for 2020-2021 is available on school board websites:
www.rainbowschools.ca
www.sudburycatholicschools.ca
www.nouvelon.ca
www.cspgno.ca

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Media Contacts:

Paul de la Riva
Director of Communications and External Relations
Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon
705-673-5626, ext. 294
Paul.delariva@nouvelon.ca

Carole Dubé
Director of Communications
Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario
705-671-1533, ext. 2233
carole.dube@cspgno.ca

Nicole Charette
Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board
705-674-3171, ext. 7217
charetn@rainbowschools.ca

Carlee Leishman
Communications Officer
Sudbury Catholic District School Board
705-673-5620 ext. 375
carlee.leishman@sudburycatholicschools.ca