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Semester and Octomester/block dates

Semester #1

  • Octomester 1/Block A: September 3, 2020 to October 6, 2020
    Exam day October 7, 2020
  • Octomester 2/Block B: October 8, 2020 to November 10, 2020
    Exam day November 11, 2020
  • Octomester 3/Block C: November 12, 2020 to December 9, 2020
    Exam day December 10, 2020
  • Octomester 4/Block D: December 11, 2020 to January 25, 2021
    Exam day: January 27, 2021; alternate January 28, 2021

Semester #2  

  • Octomester 5/Block E: February 1 – March 4
  • Octomester 6/Block F: March 5 – April 15
  • Octomester 7/Block G: April 16 – May 19
  • Octomester 8/Block H: May 20 – June 24

Approved dates for the 2020-2021 school year calendar

  • First day of school for students

Due to COVID-19 students will return to school in September 2020 following a staggered entry process.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

  • First day of school for all JK*-Grade 4 students who have indicated they will return to school in
    person

    • These students will only attend school this day; their second day of school will be
      Tuesday, September 8
    • For students in a 4/5 split class: the Grade 4 students attend on September 3 and the
      Grade 5 students attend on September 4
  • First day of school for all Grade 9 students who have indicated they will return to school in
    person

Friday, September 4, 2020

  • First day of school for all Grade 5-8 students who have indicated they will return to school in person
    • Their second day of school will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • First day of school for Grade 10 students who have indicated they will return to school in
    person
  • Second day of school for Grade 9 students

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • First day of school for all Grade 11-12 students who have indicated they will return to school in person
  • Full return to school for all students

Monday, September 14, 2020

  • First day for all students attending the K-12 Virtual School

*Some elementary schools are taking a differentiated approach that may vary from the above staggered entry for Kindergarten students and they are making individual calls to families.

Other important dates

  • Winter Break: Monday, December 21, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021
  • Semester 2 begins: Friday, January 29, 2021 (PA Day, no school for students)
  • Mid-winter Break: Monday, March 15 to Friday, March 19, 2021
  • Seven professional activity (PA) days:
    • Monday, August 31; Tuesday, September 1; and Wednesday, September 2, 2020 for staff to prepare for school
    • Friday, September 25, 2020
    • Friday, January 29, 2021
    • Friday, June 4, 2021
    • Friday, June 25, 2021
  • Last day of school: Thursday, June 24, 2021
  • Other school-related holidays:
    • Labour Day: Monday, September 7, 2020
    • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 12, 2020
    • Winter Break: Monday, December 21, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021
    • Family Day: Monday, February 15, 2021
    • Mid-winter Break: Monday, March 15 to Friday, March 19, 2021
    • Good Friday: Friday, April 2, 2021
    • Easter Monday: Monday, April 5, 2021
    • Victoria Day: Monday, May 24, 2021

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170

Fax: 613-961-2003

Email: [email protected]

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Last updated: November 25, 2020 at 11:52 am
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