D50 will recommends operating on traditional calendar next year, prior to a transition to a modified calendar during the 2021-2022 & 2022-2023 school years Greenwood School District 50 announced today a recommendation to operate on a traditional calendar during the 2020-2021 school year. The district will transition to a modified calendar during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. The calendar recommendation for the next 3 years will be presented to the District 50 Board of Trustees at their November Board meeting. The recommendation can only go into effect after receiving a vote of approval by the Board.
“I am very pleased with the calendar recommendation for the next 3 years that will be presented to our Board at their November 18th meeting,” Superintendent Steve Glenn stated. “This decision was not made lightly. After careful consideration from all of our stakeholders via emails, surveys, and public forums we feel this is the best decision for our school district and community. Throughout the process, I have been impressed by the feedback and enthusiasm from our district and community about the calendar and education as a whole.”
The first day of school for the 2020-2021 traditional calendar will be August 18, 2020 with the school year ending for students on June 3, 2021. The traditional calendar will not include Early Release days.
“Delaying the start of the modified calendar for a year will accommodate our students, employees, and parents who may have conflicts with pre-planned activities and in some cases custody issues,” Superintendent Glenn said. “While it is a year and a half away, we would encourage all of our families in the district to continue communicating with us if they have any questions about the modified calendar that will hopefully go into effect in 2021-2022.”
If you have questions or concerns, please email D50Calendar@gwd50.org. To view a draft copy of the calendars, please visit the district website at www.gwd50.org. The calendar can also be found on the district’s social media platforms of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.