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. 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

This change will provide additional instruction time for students in grades 7-12 and more planning time for staff in early childhood and elementary grades. 


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.