CCPS Board adopts calendar for 2020-21 school year
The Caroline County School Board voted Monday, February 10, 2020, to adopt a calendar for the 2020-21 school year that includes:
- Two-week winter break (3 weekends)
- Full week spring break (plus Friday before)
- 3 Day Thanksgiving break
- A shortened School Day (15min. reduction to the end of the school day)
After receiving input from multiple stakeholder groups and an online survey, the school division’s calendar committee made revisions to the initially proposed calendar and requested approval from the school board. The adopted calendar seeks to accomplish a variety of ends, including a pre-Labor-Day start, balanced job-embedded professional learning opportunities and clerical time for teachers, and different days for elementary and secondary parent-teacher conferences. The CCPS school board and
calendar committee are pleased to have an academic calendar that supports high-quality teaching and learning with a shortened school day.
Highlights of 2020-21 CCPS calendar
Aug. 10: First day of school.
Sept. 4 & 7: Pre/Labor Day holiday
Oct. 9: Student holiday, Div. PD
Oct. 12: Fall Break
Nov. 3: Student holiday, Building PD
Nov. 25-27: Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 21-Jan. 1: Winter Break
Jan. 4: Teacher workday (Students return on Jan. 5)
Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Feb. 12: Student holiday, Div. PD
Feb. 15: Presidents’ Day holiday
Mar. 12: Student holiday, Building PD
Apr. 2-9: Spring Break
May 26: Last day of school
Approved 2019-2020 Instructional Calendar
Due to wet road conditions and temperatures falling below freezing overnight, CCPS will be operating on a 2 hour delay for Wednesday, January 8th. 12 month employees report on time.
Due to current weather conditions and a second front forecasted to move through Caroline around 7 a.m., CCPS will be on a 2 hour delay. This additional time will permit bus and student drivers to navigate roads in daylight. 12 month employees report on time – Code: 0. Caroline High School will continue SOL testing with a slightly adjusted schedule. CHS will provide additional information through a future BlackBoard email. Thank you for your support of this seasonal safety measure.
MES Bus Routes (Printable PDF File)
Caroline County Public Schools (CCPS) and Rural Family Development (RFD) Head Start offers prekindergarten at the elementary level to provide school readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. To be eligible for the program, a child must be 4 years old by September 30, 2019.
Families must live in the Bowling Green Elementary, Madison Elementary or Lewis & Clark Elementary School attendance zones.
Eligibility is also based on the poverty level of family income guidelines and other at-risk factors. Parents or guardians must complete the pre-application screening form, application, and parent questionnaire.
Eligible children will be administered a screening inventory.
March 20 – May 30, 2019 (Except for April 1-5, 2019 Spring Break)
June 10 – 13, 2019
June 17 – 20, 2019
Bowling Green Elementary Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. 804-596-2391
Madison Elementary Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. 804-448-2171
Lewis & Clark Elementary Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. 804-448-0175
School Board Office (RFD Head Start) 804-633-5413
For more information visit the CCPS website at www.ccps.us or call the school in your child’s attendance zone.