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Garrett County Public Schools 2020-2021 Calendar

Last Updated on Feb 13, 2020 at 2:00pm | Public Information Office

Garrett County Public Schools has released the 2020-21 school calendar. At the Garrett County Board of Education meeting on February 11th, the Board voted for a Monday, August 31, 2020, start of school for students.
Several highlights of the 2020-21 school calendar are:
August 31: First day of school for students
September 7: Schools closed for Labor Day
October 9: Schools closed for Autumn Glory
November 3: Schools closed for Election Day
November 26,27,30: Schools closed for Thanksgiving break
December 24-January 1: Schools closed for Winter break
January 18: Schools closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 28: School closed for Parent-Teacher Conferences
February 15: Schools closed for Presidents’ Day
April 2 and 5: Schools closed for Easter break
May 31: Schools closed for Memorial Day
June 2: Three-hour early dismissal for students
June 3: Last day of school for students – 3-hour early dismissal
There are 11 possible makeup days included in the calendar: November 30, January 18 (with state approval), February 15 (with state approval), April 5 (with state approval), and June 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14.
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