Proposed 2020-2021 School Year Calendar

The proposed 2020-2021 School Year Calendar dates were approved by the Halton Catholic District School Board on March 31, 2020. The revised proposed school year calendar dates were approved by the Ministry of Education.

​Proposed 2020-2021 Dates
Parents of children attending Kindergarten (Year 1 and Year 2) in September will receive a follow-up communication from their School Principal with information about the staggered entry process and first day of school for Kindergarten. 

​September 1, 2020 ​*Mandatory Provincial P.A. Day
​September 2, 2020 ​*Mandatory Provincial P.A. Day
​September 3, 2020 *Mandatory Provincial ​P.A. Day
September 8, 2020 First day of instruction for all students in Grades 1-12
Entry into Kindergarten is a gradual process
October 12, 2020 Thanksgiving Day​
November 27, 2020 P.A. Day​
December 21, 2020 – January 1, 2021 (Inclusive)
Christmas Break
*Examination Days (Secondary) Scheduled at the end of each teaching block 
February 5, 2021 P.A. Day
February 15, 2021 Family Day
March 15 – 19, 2021 (Inclusive) ​March Break
April 2, 2021 Good Friday
​April 5, 2021 Easter Monday
​April 23, 2021 P.A. Day
May 24, 2021 Victoria Day
June 4, 2021
P.A. Day (Elementary)
*Examination Days (Secondary)
Scheduled at the end of each teaching block 
June 28, 2021
​Last Day of Instruction (Secondary)
​June 29, 2021 ​Last Day of Instruction (Elementary)
P.A. Day (Secondary)

The above chart includes Professional Activity (P.A.) Days, First and Last Days of Instruction, Secondary Examination Days, Statutory Holidays and School Break Periods.


*The three (3) Mandatory Provincial Priority P.A. Days will be devoted to criteria established by the Ministry of Education. Topics will include: health and safety, COVID-19 preparations, mathematics instruction, bullying prevention, intervention and de-escalation training. 

With several learning models currently being examined for the upcoming school year (e.g. full return to school, remote learning, or adapted delivery), HCDSB has removed examination days at this time to offer more flexibility in the school year calendar. Examination days will be scheduled once more information is received from the Ministry of Education in early August. 


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