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Proposed 2020/21 School Calendar

The Board of Education invites your feedback on the PROPOSED 2020/21 New Westminster Schools’ District School Calendar.

The School Act and the School Calendar Regulation require that proposed school calendars be made available for public comment before being considered for adoption.

While school districts may develop school calendars for up to 3 years, only 2020/21 is being considered at this time. However, the proposed Winter and Spring Break dates for the next three years have been identified and can be viewed below.

The tentative start, end and holiday dates for the 2021-2022 School Year and the
2022-2023 School Year have been identified and can be viewed by clicking on the links.

Key proposed dates for the 2020/21 District Calendar are:

  • First day of school: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • Winter Break: two weeks, December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021, inclusive (aligned with known break dates for other Metro Vancouver area school districts)
  • Spring Break: two weeks, March 15, 2021 to March 26, 2021, inclusive (aligned with known break dates for other Metro Vancouver area school districts)
  • Last day of attendance for students:  Tuesday, June 29, 2021

We welcome your feedback via email before February 28, 2020. All feedback will be brought forward at the March 3, 2020 Combined Education and Operations Policy & Planning Committee meeting and the calendar will be formally adopted at the March 10, 2020 Regular Open Board meeting.

General School Calendar 2019-2020

It’s back to school with a partial opening day on September 3, 2019!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year.  You may download a pdf of the 2019-2020 School Calendar here.

 

2019-2020 School Calendar at a Glance

2019
Schools Open (partial day) Tuesday, September 3
Non-Instructional Day Monday, September 23
Thanksgiving Day Holiday Monday, October 14
Provincial Pro-D Day Friday, October 25
Remembrance Day Monday, November 11
Non-Instructional Day Tuesday, November 12
Winter Vacation December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020

2020
Schools Reopen Monday, January 6
Non-Instructional Day Friday, February 14
Family Day Holiday Monday, February 17
Spring Break March 16-27
Schools Reopen Monday, March 30
Non‐Instructional Day Thursday, April 9
Good Friday Holiday Friday, April 10
Easter Monday Holiday Monday, April 13
Non‐Instructional Day Friday, May 15
Victoria Day Holiday Monday, May 18
Last day of school for students Thursday, June 25
Administrative Day Friday, June 26

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