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Baltimore County's Board of Education approves 2021-2022 school calendar

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 13:17:30-05

TOWSON, Md. — Baltimore County's Board of Education on Tuesday approved the 2021-2022 school calendar.

Students would beginning the year before Labor Day 2021, on August 30.

The year would end sometime between June 9 and 16, depending on the number of snow days or other emergency closures.

Schools will be closed for all students on the following days:

  • Monday, Sept. 6 – Labor Day
  • Tuesday, Sept. 7 – Professional Development Day/Rosh Hashanah
  • Thursday, Sept. 16 – Professional Development Day/Yom Kippur
  • Friday, Oct. 15 – Professional Development Day/Maryland State Education Association Convention
  • Thursday, Nov. 25 & Friday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Friday, Dec. 24 – Friday, Dec. 31 – Christmas Holiday/Winter Break
  • Monday, Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Friday, Jan. 21 – All schools closing three hours early for end of second marking period
  • Monday, Feb. 21 – Presidents’ Day/Washington’s Birthday
  • Monday, Apr. 11 – Friday, Apr. 15 -- Spring Break
  • Monday, Apr. 18 -- State Mandated Holiday
  • Tuesday, May 3 – Systemwide Professional Development Day and Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference Day/Eid-Al-Fitr
  • Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day Observed

There are some other days when specific grade levels will have no school.

The calendar was designed for students to receive a minimum of 180 days of instruction, which includes a minimum of 1,080 hours for elementary and middle school students, and 1,170 hours for high school students.

If more than five emergency closures occur and/or there are a significant number of delayed openings and/or early dismissals, the school calendar may be adjusted to meet the minimum educational standards.