In an effort to make the transition back to school this fall easier for students and school employees, Ogden School District has modified the 2020-2021 calendar and delayed the first day of school from August 20 to August 26, 2020.
Based on the latest available information including updated state educational guidelines, and the Ogden School District’s commitment to Keeping Ogden Healthy1, the board of education has approved adjustments to the 2020-2021 academic calendar.
The first2 day of school will now be Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (the first day of school had originally been scheduled for Thursday, August 20). August 26, 27 and 28 will be “minimum” (shortened) days. The first full day of school will be Monday, August 31.
2The first day of school for kindergarten students will be Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
Superintendent Dr. Rich Nye presented the board of education with a proposal to adjust the calendar to allow additional time for employees to prepare for a return to school following a state-mandated “school dismissal” period which began in March and extended through the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year.
The proposal also provides additional “minimum” days at the beginning of the school year to allow students an easier transition back to school while adjusting to the new protocols and procedures in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
In reference to the need for additional preparation time, Superintendent Nye said, “We believe that given the heavy lift already pressed upon our staff, the previously mentioned adjustments will allow us the opportunity to properly execute our plan for welcoming students back to our campuses.”
Additional adjustments later in the school year have been made to accommodate the delayed start of the school year. October 23rd, January 15th and March 22nd will become “minimum” days on campus and/or virtual days for students. January 4th becomes a regular school day for students (January 4th was previously part of the winter break).
1KeepingOgdenHealthy.ogdensd.org is the website detailing the Ogden School District plan for students to return to school this fall