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2020-2021 school year calendar for Sudbury students is out

The first day of school, PA days, Christmas break and more 
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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 the School Year Calendar for 2020-2021.

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 and Hornepayne. 

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

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                                   Sept. 7, 2020
First Day of School for Students   Sept. 8, 2020
Thanksgiving                                 Oct. 12, 2020
Christmas Break                            Dec. 21, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021
Family Day                                     Feb. 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 30, 2021
First Semester (Secondary)          Sept. 8, 2020 to Feb. 4, 2021
Second Semester (Secondary)     Feb. 5, 2021 to June 30, 2021 
Examination Days for Secondary Schools

Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2021 (5 days)
June 24 to 30, 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

Sept. 2, 2020
Sept. 3, 2020
Oct. 2, 2020
Nov. 23, 2020
Feb. 5, 2021
April 19, 2021
June 11, 2021

The School Year Calendar for 2020-2021 is available on school board websites: