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02/13/2019

School Board adopts academic calendar for 2019-20

The School Board on Feb. 12, 2019 adopted Cape Elizabeth schools' academic calendar for 2019-20.

The calendar looks very much like calendars of recent years, said School Board Vice Chair Heather Altenburg, a member of the committee that drafted the calendar. "It was pretty seamless," she said. "(There were) a few interesting discussions but very little changes from the way this year is working."

Included are 13 early-release Wednesdays for professional development, although, Altenburg said, future calendars may consider whether half or full days may be a better staff-development model.

Calendar options are limited, she said, because schools that send students to the Portland Arts and Technology High School, which serves as Cape Elizabeth's career and technical education center, are required to have similar schedules.

The calendar features a post Labor Day start, with class beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3 for most students. Kindergartners begin on Friday, Sept. 6.

October dates for parent-teacher conferences are Thursday, Oct. 24 (early-release) and Friday, Oct. 25 (no students).

Staff-only days are scheduled for Election Day, Nov. 5; June 12; and Aug. 26, 27 and 28.

Here are more highlights from the approved 2019-20 calendar:

  • First Day of School - Tuesday, Sept. 3.
  • First Day for Kindergartners - Friday, Sept. 6
  • K-12 Conferences - Oct. 24 (early release); Oct. 25.
  • Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 27-Nov. 29
  • Holiday Vacation - Dec. 23-Jan. 1
  • February Vacation - Feb. 17-21
  • K-8 Conferences - March 8 (early release)
  • April Vacation - April 17-24 (includes two Fridays)
  • Graduation - June 7
  • Last Day of School - June 11 (Early Release)
  • Early-release Wednesdays - Sept. 18; Oct. 2 & 16; Dec. 4 & 18; Jan. 8 & 22; Feb. 5; March 4; April 1; May 6 & 20; June 3
Click image to download approved 2019-20 school calendar: (approved 2/12/2019 - please see School Website for most recent version)
approved 2018-19 school calendar


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