2019-20 School Year


District 401's official 2019-20 school-year calendar is located below. For a downloadable PDF version of this document, please click the calendar image.

IMPORTANT: Scroll past the calendar for notes about early release days and emergency days.


2019-20 official school calendar for District 401


Note to Parents About Early Release Days


Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, District 401's schedule will no longer include late-start Wednesdays for professional development. Instead, six early release days will be used for staff development.

On early release days, students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m., with staff remaining for lunch and then professional development opportunities. Those days are:

► Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
► Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
► Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
► Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
► Friday, March 20, 2020
► Thursday, April 9, 2020

Students at Elmwood Elementary and John Mills Elementary who are enrolled in afternoon BASEC would begin receiving after-school extended care upon dismissal at no additional charge to the parents.


Additional Note to ECC Parents About Early Release


During the 11:30 a.m. early release days noted above, the Early Childhood Center will have classes for only morning or afternoon students but not both. The schedule will be:

MORNING STUDENTS ONLY
► Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
► Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
► Friday, March 20, 2020

AFTERNOON STUDENTS ONLY
► Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
► Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
► Thursday, April 9, 2020


Note to Parents About Emergency Days


Our calendar has five emergency days built in at the end of the year to make up for any time that may be lost due to inclement weather or other contingencies. Those days are:

► Friday, May 22, 2020
► Tuesday, May 26, 2020
► Wednesday, May 27, 2020
► Thursday, May 28, 2020
► Friday May 29, 2020

When you are making plans for the summer, please leave those dates open so your children will be able to attend school in the event the District uses any of its emergency days.