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TCDSB SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR 2020-2021
Number of school days
194
Number of Professional Activity Days
7
​​First Three Days of the School Year (Staff Only)​ ​​September 1, 2 and 3, 2020
Labour Day
September 7, 2020
​First Day of Classes for Students (see below) ​September 14, 2020
Thanksgiving Day
October 12, 2019
Christmas Break
December 21, 2020–January 1, 2021
Start of second semester for secondary schools
February 1, 2021
Family Day
February 15, 2021
Mid-Winter Break
March 15-19, 2021
Good Friday
April 2, 2021
Easter Monday
April 5, 2021
Victoria Day
May 24, 2021
Last day of classes for all students
June 29, 2021

  

First Day of Classes for Students​​​​​​


In order to support student well-being and safety as they transition back to learning, the Toronto Catholic District School Board will be staggering the re-entry of students over a one week period at the start of the school year beginning on September 14, 2020. 
 
Elementary: A ¼ of each class would start each day with full attendance achieved on Thursday, September 17, 2020. 
 
Secondary: Grade 9 students would attend for the first two days. Grade 10, 11 and 12 students would start on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. 
 
Staff will ensure that siblings who attend the same school will be scheduled on the same days. At this time, we do not have dates selected for individual students as schools are currently in the process of establishing class placements. Parents and guardians will receive confirmation of their child’s re-entry schedule from the school as soon as placements have been finalized. 
 
For more information, please refer to our Return to School section.
 

Prof​​essional Activity (PA) Days

 

Seven (7) PA Days for Elementary Schools:

  • September 1, 2020 | Provincial Education Priorities​/ Faith Development
  • September 2, 2020 | ​Provincial Education Priorities  ​
  • September 3, 2020 | Provincial Education Priorities
  • November 20, 2020 | Parent-Teacher Conferences​
  • January 15, 2021 | Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting 
  • ​February 12, 2021 | Parent-Teacher Conferences​
  • June 4, 2021 | Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting 
       

**Seven (7) PA Days for Secondary Schools: 

 
  • September 1, 2 and 3, 2020 
  • November 20, 2020 
  • February 12, 2021 
  • June 28 and 29, 2021 
    • Three PA days devoted to Provincial Education Priorities and supporting Article 19 of the Collective Agreement. 
    • One PA day devoted to Faith Development. 
    • One PA day devoted to numeracy across the curriculum. 
    • The remaining two PA days will be devoted to system priorities, annual learning plans and local goals articulated in the School Learning Improvement Plans.

**Note: Secondary schools, in consultation with their Local School Staffing Advisory Committee, may schedule a Professional Activity Day to align with the day following one of the Parent-Teacher Interview nights.​​​​​​​​​​