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District Moves First Day of School to Thursday, Aug. 27

Aug. 12, 2020

The first day of school for Lindbergh K-12 students will now be on Thursday, Aug. 27, following a Board of Education vote to move back the start of school three days from its originally scheduled start date of Aug. 24. Students in grades K-3 will start the school year in Phase 2 of the district’s Green Light Plan, and students in grades 4-12 will start school in Phase 3.

This adjustment will provide additional professional learning time for teachers, to ensure a strong start to the school year. It will also give families more time to be introduced to the virtual platforms that will be used this year, and time to distribute devices to students. Students in Phase 2 will receive one day of in-person instruction during the first week of school. During this time, teachers can provide support and onboarding in advance of remote learning days.

The board reviewed the district’s first semester calendar during its Aug. 11 meeting, and approved the changes listed below. These changes will support preparations for the start of school and ensure equity for students in grades K-3 who are participating in the Phase 2 hybrid learning model.

2020-21 Calendar Changes

  • Aug. 27 - First day of school for K-12 students
    • Phase 2 - Grades K-3:
      • Group A (Last name A-K): Attend school in person on Aug. 27
      • Group B (Last name L-Z): Attend school in person on Aug. 28
      • No remote learning for Phase 2 students during week 1
      • Phase 2 schedule will begin on Aug. 31:
        • Group A (Last name A-K): In person T-Th
        • Group B (Last name L-Z): In person W-F
        • Virtual learning on all other days

    • Phase 3 - Grades 4-12
      • Students begin full-time virtual learning

    • ARC
      • Students begin full-time virtual learning

  • Aug. 24 - First Day of School for Lindbergh Early Childhood Education
    • Full-day ECE students begin daily full-time in-person instruction
    • Part-day ECE students participate in virtual learning, beginning on Aug. 27

  • Oct. 19 - No school for students
    • This Professional Learning Day for teachers was originally scheduled for Oct. 16
    • Oct. 19 also marks the end of the first quarter.

Learn more about Lindbergh's Green Light Plan.