Proposed Academic Calendar for School Years 2021-2022

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Proposed Academic Calendar for School Years 2021-2022 & 2022-2023 Presentation to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners March 23, 2021 Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore City Public Schools John L. Davis Chief of Schools, Baltimore City Public Schools

Preface to SY 21-22 Calendar City Schools recognizes the complexities associated with reopening schools, accelerating learning for students, and supporting teachers and leaders for SY 21-22. Key topics that will continue to inform our calendar planning: Summer Planning Stakeholder Engagement 2

Guiding Principles Maximize instructional time. Optimize professional learning time. Consider what makes sense for families. Consider the operational impact of days of observances celebrated by City Schools families. Consider key test windows such as state tests, AP, etc. 3

Calendar Requirements City Schools is required to: o have a minimum of 180 actual school days and 1,080 school hours during a 10–month period in each school year. o be open for a minimum of 3 hours during each school day. o not open on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays to meet the 180–day or 1,080–hour requirement. All teachers are mandated to participate in the ten (10) days of scheduled professional development activities. 4

Legally Required Holidays COMAR required public school holidays: Thanksgiving Day and the day after; Christmas Eve through January 1; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Presidents’ Day; The Friday before Easter through the Monday after Easter; Memorial Day; and Primary and general election days. 5

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Proposed Academic Calendar School Year 2021-2022 Staff Return: August 23 School Starts: August 30 Winter Break: December 24- January 1 Spring Break: April 11 –April 18 School Ends: Students June 8 Staff June 8 Inclement Weather Recovery Days: June 9 -10 and June 13-15 7

Proposed School Year 2021-2022 Teacher Professional Days: TEN Contractual Days Date August 23 – 27, 2021 October 14, 2021 October 15, 2021 November 1, 2021 January 21, 2022 March 18, 2022 Type Teacher/PSRP Professional Days Teacher/PSRP Professional Day BTU/PSASA Sponsored Teacher/PSRP Professional Day Teacher/PSRP Professional Day Teacher/PSRP Professional Day 8

Proposed Quarters School Year 2021-2022 Date First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter Start Date August 30, 2021 November 5, 2021 January 20, 2022 March 29, 2022 End Date November 4, 2021 January 19, 2022 March 28, 2022 June 8, 2022 9

School Year 2021-2022 Holidays Holiday Date(s) Schools Closed District Office Closed Independence Day July 5 Labor Day September 6 Thanksgiving* November 25-26 Winter Holiday* December 24-January 1 December 24, 31 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.* January 17 President’s Day* February21 Spring Break* April 11-April 18 April 13, 15, 18 Memorial Day* May 30 *Includes Legally Required Holidays. 10

Parent-Teacher Conferences School Year 2021-2022 Date October 6, 2021 Type ½ Day of School & Parent Conferences December 14- 16, 2021 Window for Evening Conferences March 4, 2022 ½ Day of School & Parent Conferences May 11-13, 2022 Window for Evening Conferences 11

Monthly Early Release Days School Year 2021-2022 2021 Dates October 6, 2021* December 1, 2021 2022 Dates January 12, 2022 February 2, 2022 March 4, 2022* March 11, 2022 April 6, 2022 May 4, 2022 * H A L F - D AY PA R E N T-T E A C H E R C O N F E R E N C E S 12

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Proposed Academic Calendar School Year 2022-2023 Staff Return: August 22 School Starts: August 29 Winter Break: December 26- January 2 Spring Break: April 3 –April 10 School Ends: Students June 8 Staff June 8 Inclement Weather Recovery Days: June 9 and June 12-15 14

Proposed School Year 2022-2023 Teacher Professional Days: TEN Contractual Days Date August 22 – 26, 2022 October 13, 2022 October 14, 2022 November 7, 2022 January 20, 2023 March 17, 2023 Type Teacher/PSRP Professional Days Teacher/PSRP Professional Day BTU/PSASA Sponsored Teacher/PSRP Professional Day Teacher/PSRP Professional Day Teacher/PSRP Professional Day 15

Proposed Quarters School Year 2022-2023 Date First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter Start Date August 29, 2022 November 3, 2022 January 23, 2023 March 29, 2023 End Date November 2, 2022 January 19, 2023 March 28, 2023 June 8, 2023 16

School Year 2022-2023 Holidays Holiday Date(s) Schools Closed District Office Closed Independence Day July 4 Labor Day September 5 General Election Day* November 8 Thanksgiving* November 24-25 Winter Holiday* December 26-January 2 December 30, January 2 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.* January 16 President’s Day* February 20 Spring Break* April 3-April 10 April 6, 7, 10 Memorial Day* May 29 *Includes Legally Required Holidays. 17

Parent-Teacher Conferences School Year 2022-2023 Date October 5, 2022 Type ½ Day of School & Parent Conferences December 13-16, 2022 Window for Evening Conferences March 3, 2023 ½ Day of School & Parent Conferences May 9-11, 2023 Window for Evening Conferences 18

Monthly Early Release Days School Year 2022-2023 2022 Dates October 5, 2022* December 7, 2022 2023 Dates January 11, 2023 February 1, 2023 March 3, 2023 March 10, 2023* April 19, 2023 May 3, 2023 * H A L F - D AY PA R E N T-T E A C H E R C O N F E R E N C E S 19

Timeline December/ January February – March Draft calendar development Internal review by district office stakeholders Garner Feedback PCAB/SECAC/ASCBC/Charter Advisory/BTU/PSASA Post on City Schools website February 19 th Board Presentation – March 9th Board Vote – March 23rd 20

Proposed Academic Calendar School Year 2021-2022 Month-By-Month 21

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Comments or Questions? Aqueelha James Director - Academic Strategy [email protected] James Torrence, J.D. Staff Specialist, Strategy and Compliance [email protected] 45

BOARD OF SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM Linda M. Chinnia, Chair Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises, Chief Executive Officer Johnette A. Richardson, Vice-Chair Joshua I. Civin, Chief Legal Officer Dr. Michelle Harris Bondima Dr. Joan Dabrowski, Chief Academic Officer Dr. Durryle Brooks John L. Davis, Jr., Chief of Schools Ateira M. Griffin Christopher Doherty, Chief Financial Officer Dr. Martha James-Hassan Jeremy Grant-Skinner, Chief Human Capital Officer Ronald S. McFadden Tina Hike-Hubbard, Chief of Communications, Engagement, and Enrollment Vernon A. Reid Theresa Jones, Chief Achievement and Accountability Officer Shantell L. Roberts Alison Perkins-Cohen, Chief of Staff Kyreé Sykes, Student Commissioner Dr. Lynette Washington, Chief Operating Officer Christian Gant, Esq., Board Executive Officer 46

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