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2020-21 School Year Calendar

The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board is in the consultation process for the 2020-2021 school year calendar.

This is a complex process because of our large geographic territory and the need to collaborate with the Algoma District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario and Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario in producing this calendar. 

We welcome your attention to the attached draft calendar options and your input on the questions at the end of this memo.  Once this input has been received, the four boards will finalize the calendar.

1.        GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The school year must consist of 194 school days, of which no more than seven can be professional activity days. 

2.          HOLIDAYS

  • The Ministry of Education has set the Christmas Break from Monday,

December 21, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021 with classes resuming on Monday, January 4, 2021.  As part of the consultation process with the other three coterminous Boards, Christmas Break will remain as set out by the Ministry of Education.

  • March Break has been set by the Ministry of Education for the week of March 15 to 19, 2021.  School resumes Monday, March 22, 2021.

3.        PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY DAYS

  • PA Day #1: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – Opening PA day
  • PA Day #2: To Be Determined (see calendar) September 25 or 28, 2020 – Faith Day
  • PA Day #3: Friday, October 23, 2020 – Provincial Priorities
  • PA Day #4: To be determined (see calendar) November 20 or 27, 2020
  • PA Day #5: Friday, February 5, 2021 – Assessment
  • PA Day #6: Friday, April 30, 2021 – Provincial Priorities
  • PA Day #7: Friday, June 11, 2021 – Assessment

4.         CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS 2019-2020

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – Professional Activity Day #1
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020 – Students begin classes
  • Friday, September 4, 2020 – Board Holiday
  • Monday, September 7, 2020 – Labour Day
  • To be determined – Professional Activity Day #2 (Faith Day)
  • Monday, October 12, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, October 23, 2020 – Professional Activity Day #3
  • Date to be determined – Professional Activity Day #4
  • Monday, December 21, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021 – Christmas Break
  • Monday, January 4, 2021 – First day back after Christmas Break
  • Friday, January 29, 2021 to Thursday, February 4, 2021 – Secondary School Exam Dates
  • Friday, February 5, 2021 – Professional Activity Day #5  
  • Monday, February 15, 2021 – Family Day
  • Monday, March 15, 2021 to Friday, March 19, 2021 – March Break
  • Friday, April 2, 2021 – Good Friday
  • Monday, April 5, 2021 – Easter Monday
  • Friday, April 30, 2021 – Professional Activity Day #6
  • Monday, May 24, 2021 – Victoria Day
  • Friday, June 11, 2021 – Professional Activity Day #7 
  • To be determined June 29 or 30, 2021 – The last day of school – see note below
  • Note – To be determined – a Board Holiday will be included on either Friday, March 12, 2021 or Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Once this is decided, secondary exams will be the last five instructional days of the school year.

5.         SURVEY

To access the survey click here.

Please provide your input by Thursday, January 16, 2020