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Aug. 25, 2020: 2020-21 school calendar revised; instruction to begin Sept. 14

The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District Board of Education has revised the 2020-21 school year calendar in an effort to provide staff with more professional development time before student instruction begins. 

The shift will also allow new students time to visit their schools before classes start.

When the board established the calendar in the spring, the first day of school had been planned for Sept. 8. On Aug. 24, board members unanimously approved moving professional development days originally scheduled for Nov. 3 and March 15 to Sept. 8 and 9.

Nov. 3 and March 15 are now regular instruction days.

Thursday, Sept. 10, and Friday, Sept. 11, will be devoted to orienting students who will be new to the district this school year, including kindergarten students, or who will be moving to a new school, such as fifth-grade students transitioning to middle school and ninth-grade students transitioning to the high school. Building principals will be sharing more information with families about the orientation schedules for Sept. 10 and 11. 

In-person learning will begin Monday, Sept. 14, for students in groups A, C and D. Groups B and E will begin remote instruction on Sept. 14, and students in group B will have their first in person day of instruction on Sept. 17.

Students will follow the schedule below. 
  • Group A will participate in in-person instruction on Mondays and Tuesdays and remote instruction on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 
  • Group B will participate in in-person instruction on Thursday and Friday and remote instruction on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 
  • Group C will participate in in-person instruction Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and remote instruction on Wednesday. 
  • Group D will participate in in-person instruction Monday through Friday. 
  • Group E will participate in remote instruction Monday through Friday.



Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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