2020-2021 School Year Calendar

The 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.


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 9, 2020First day of instruction for Secondary students (Grade 9-12).
Gradual Return to School for Elementary students (Kindergarten – Grade 8) begins
September 14, 2020​First day of instruction for Elementary students (Grade 1-8) in-class and remote learning. 
September 15, 2020​First day of instruction for all Kindergarten students. 
October 12, 2020Thanksgiving Day
November 13, 2020​Secondary Quadmester 2 Begins
November 17, 2020P.A. Day
December 21, 2020 – January 1, 2021 (Inclusive)Christmas Break
February 5, 2021​P.A. Day
February 8, 2021Secondary Quadmester 3 Begins
February 15, 2021Family Day
April 2, 2021Good Friday
April 5, 2021Easter Monday
April 12 – 16, 2021 (Inclusive)March Break
April 22, 2021Secondary Quadmester Turnaround Day 
(no school for secondary students)
April 23, 2021​P.A. Day
April 26, 2021Secondary Quadmester 4 Begins
May 24, 2021Victoria Day
June 4, 2021P.A. Day (Elementary)
June 28, 2021Last Day of Instruction (Secondary)
June 29, 2021Last Day of Instruction (Elementary)
P.A. Day (Secondary)

NOTE: There will be no secondary exams for the 2020-2021 school year; only culminating activities.

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

REVISED PA DATES* 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. 
Read the 2020-2021 School Year Calendar Board Report for more information on the proposed school year calendar dates.