The Rockwood School District calendar committee has revised the 2020-2021 school calendar to align with a new state law
requiring schools to start no earlier than 14 days prior to the first Monday in September.
The committee, which consists of parents, staff and administrators, reviewed parameters of two sample calendars
Aug. 22. For the first sample, professional development days for teachers include six half-days. For the second sample, professional development days for teachers include four full days.
"This is a long-standing committee that analyzes the parameters of the district and is developing a calendar that best fits the needs of the Rockwood community," said Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Dr. Katie Reboulet.
Both draft calendars include these revised dates for the 2020-2021 school year:
- The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 24.
- Winter break runs from Wednesday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 1.
- Students return from winter break on Monday, Jan. 4.
- Spring break runs from Monday, March 22, through Friday, March 26.
- The last day of school is Wednesday, June 3.
The committee is requesting feedback from Rockwood staff and community members regarding the two draft calendars. Click here
to send feedback by taking a short questionnaire via SurveyMonkey.
All submissions must be received by Thursday, Sept. 12.
What does the calendar committee consider when building a new calendar?
- Conference compensations days must occur in certain windows per our teacher agreement.
- Record days must occur on certain days per agreement.
- Spring break must occur during certain weeks because of area and state sports schedules.
Learn more about the calendar committee on the district website.