The Wake County Board of Education on Tuesday discussed school calendars for the 2020-21 school year based on new legislation approved by lawmakers in late April. Watch the discussion.

They are expected to vote on the calendars on June 2. 

Apart from year-round calendars, these proposed calendars would be similar to those previously approved by the school board, including the same Winter and Spring breaks. Calendars had to be adjusted to include the five days of remote learning mandated by recent state law. 

We will notify you again when calendars have been officially approved by the board.

We invite you to share feedback and questions about the proposed calendars in the thread that applies to you and your child. 

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The Wake County Board of Education on Tuesday discussed school calendars for the 2020-21 school year based on new legislation approved by lawmakers in late April. Watch the discussion.

A recent state law includes several mandates that we must follow:

• Traditional Calendar First Day: Aug. 17, 2020; Last Day: June 10, 2020 

• We must add 5 Remote Learning (RL) days to all calendars.

• We must meet a minimum of 1,025 instructional hours in a year that includes the 5 Remote Learning days.

• We must add 5 individually separate and distinct full in-person instructional days that we are referring as Session Law days.

These provisions have created some constraints. For example, traditional calendar teachers will have five fewer teacher workdays this year under this proposal to allow for the five required in-person instruction days known as the Session Law days.

We also are proposing two days off for teachers and students designated as Calendar Out (C) days. 

Full proposed calendar.

The school board expects to approve 2020-21 calendars on June 2.

Please share your feedback about this proposed calendar below.

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The Wake County Board of Education on Tuesday discussed school calendars for the 2020-21 school year based on new legislation approved by lawmakers in late April. Watch the discussion.

We are proposing to start the year-round calendar school year in August because we believe it is likely there will still be public health restrictions in July. Here are the proposed start and end dates for all four tracks:

• Track 1 Start and End Dates: Aug. 3, 2020-June 3, 2021

• Track 2 Start and End Dates: Aug. 3, 2020-June 29, 2021

• Track 3 Start and End Dates: Aug. 3, 2020-June 29, 2021

• Track 4 Start and End Dates: Aug. 17, 2020-June 29, 2021 

The state legislature passed a law that includes a number of mandates we must follow in developing school calendars:

• We must add 5 Remote Learning (RL) days to all calendars.

• We must meet a minimum of 1,025 instructional hours in a year that includes the 5 Remote Learning days.

• We must add 5 individually separate and distinct full in-person instructional days that we are referring as Session Law days.

These provisions have created some constraints. For example, we had hoped we could have planned for more than five remote learning days to help meet instruction hour requirements. But that is not allowed under state law. Therefore we are proposing to add 15 minutes to each school day to meet the state requirement. Our other alternatives were up to six full school days held on Saturdays or shortening holiday breaks. We felt adding 15 minutes to the school day would be the least disruptive of those options.

Full proposed calendar.

The board expects to approve 2020-21 calendars on June 2.

Please share your feedback and questions below.

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The Wake County Board of Education on Tuesday discussed school calendars for the 2020-21 school year based on new legislation approved by lawmakers in late April. Watch the discussion.

First Day of School: Aug. 3, 2020

Last Day of School: June 7, 2020

• We must add 5 Remote Learning (RL) days to all calendars.

• We must meet a minimum of 1,025 instructional hours in a year that includes the 5 Remote Learning days.

• We must add 5 individually separate and distinct full in-person instructional days that we are referring as Session Law days.

Full proposed calendar.

The board expects to approve 2020-21 calendars on June 2.

Please share feedback and questions about this proposed calendar below.

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The Wake County Board of Education on Tuesday discussed school calendars for the 2020-21 school year based on new legislation approved by lawmakers in late April. Watch the discussion.

Calendars for Early College schools are still being finalized in coordination with their university partners, though we expect they will be similar to calendars previously approved by the school board.

We will provide updates as soon as we have them.

• We must add 5 Remote Learning (RL) days to all calendars.

• We must meet a minimum of 1,025 instructional hours in a year that includes the 5 Remote Learning days.

• We must add 5 individually separate and distinct full in-person instructional days that we are referring as Session Law days.

Please share feedback and questions about the Early College calendars below.

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The Wake County Board of Education on Tuesday discussed school calendars for the 2020-21 school year based on new legislation approved by lawmakers in late April. Watch the discussion.

At this time, single-track year-round schools are proposed to follow the Track 4 schedule as proposed in the multi-track calendar. That would be a start date of Aug. 17, 2020 and an end date of June 29, 2021.

However, further review is needed, and we are consulting with state lawmakers and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

We will share updates as we have them.

A recent state law added requirements we must follow in developing 2020-21 calendars.

• We must add 5 Remote Learning (RL) days to all calendars.

• We must meet a minimum of 1,025 instructional hours in a year that includes the 5 Remote Learning days.

• We must add 5 individually separate and distinct full in-person instructional days that we are referring as Session Law days.

Please share your feedback and questions below.

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El martes, la Junta Directiva Escolar del Condado Wake trató sobre los calendarios escolares para el año escolar 2020-21 en base a la nueva legislación aprobada por los legisladores a fines de abril. Pedimos disculpas porque muchas personas no pudieron ver la reunión en vivo y estamos trabajando para hacer mejoras para el futuro. Haga clic en este enlace para ver una grabación de la sesión de trabajo de la junta.

La siguiente información proporciona actualizaciones basadas en algunas preguntas que hemos recibido desde entonces. 

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