Feedback Needed for 2020-21 Draft Calendars

  • The KCSD Calendar Committee is currently seeking feedback on calendars being considered for the 2020-21 School Year.  Please review the four drafts and provide your feedback by January 15, 2020.    Thank you!


Calendar Requirements for 2020-21

  •  Below are the expectations for the district according to state law and district community preference:

    • 180 instructional days for students and 190 employment days for teachers including 10 teacher days of which at least 3 must be professional development days

    • State testing program –

      • Grade 2 Gifted and Talented Screening (IA and CogAT)
      • Tentative: Five days between the last full week of October through the second week of November
      • Grade 11 College-Ready Assessments (The ACT/SAT)
      • Tentative: Last week of February and the first two weeks of March
      • Grade 11 Career-Ready Assessments (WorkKeys)
      • Tentative: Last two weeks of March
      • Grades 3-8 Assessments (SC READY and SCPASS)
      • Last 20 days of school
      • End of Course Examination Program (EOCEP)
      • Last 15 days of the semester or year, depending on the length of the class

    • Traditional Holidays:

      • General Election Day
      • Labor Day
      • Thanksgiving/Fall Break (3 days)
      • Winter Break (10 days)
      • Martin Luther King Day
      • Spring Break

    • By current state law, students cannot start before August 17, 2020.

    • Traditional preferences in Kershaw County:

      • High schools have requested two teacher days between semesters for scheduling changes and records
      • Graduations take place on a Records Day so staff members are available to supervise