May 17, 2024

Board of Education Approves Updated 2020-2021 Calendar

USD 457

The Garden City Public Schools Board of Education approved an updated calendar for the 2020-2021 school year at the July 30th  Board meeting.  The change to the calendar is to give the district more time to get prepared for the coming school year due to the COVID-19 virus.

The original start date for the school year was Monday, August 10, 2020.  Then the Board voted to move the start date to August 17 to help with the start of the school year.   The new start of the school year will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020.  There will be a morning session of school that day for elementary, fifth, seventh, ninth and tenth grades as well as students new to the district.  The first day of school for all students will be Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Some key dates on the calendar include:

  • August 7th – 12th – Orientation for new teachers
  • August 13th – 18th  – Inservice for all teachers
  • August 19th – 27th  Non-Duty Days
  • August 28th – Workday for all teachers
  • August 31st – Morning class only for elementary, fifth, seventh, ninth and tenth grades and students new to the district, teacher workday in the afternoon
  • September 1st – First full day of school for all students
  • September 7th – Labor Day observed no school
  • September 28th – Teacher Inservice
  • October 15th – Teacher Inservice
  • October 16th – Teacher Workday
  • October 22nd and 23rd – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • November 25th – 27th  – Fall Vacation
  • November 30th  – Teacher Inservice
  • December 23rd – January 1st  – Winter Vacation
  • January 4th – Teacher Inservice
  • January 5th – Teacher Workday
  • January 6th – School Resumes
  • January 29th – New Teacher Inservice
  • February 18th – Teacher Inservice
  • February 19th – Teacher Workday in the morning
  • February 25th  – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • February 26th – Parent Teacher Release Day
  • March 18th – 19th – Spring Break
  • April 2nd – Teacher Inservice
  • May 28th – Last day of school 
  • May 31st – Memorial Day observed no school
  • June 1st – Teacher Workday in the morning

The 2020-2021 calendar is available on the Garden City Public Schools website at