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News from 2020-2021

Posted: August 25, 2020

Dates to Remember in 2020-2021

School year holidays, breaks, parent conferences, and grading periods

Albuquerque Public Schools wasn't able to produce a wall calendar for families and staff this school year because of the pandemic. Here is a list of key dates including holidays, breaks, and grading periods.

  • High schools follow a six-week grading schedule.
  • Middle schools follow a nine-week grading schedule, with progress reports given at the halfway mark for students at risk of failing.
  • Elementary schools follow a trimester grading schedule. 
Traditional Calendar for School Year 2020-2021
DateDescription
Aug. 5-7 and 10-11, 2020 Student registration, professional development days, and preparation days
Aug. 12, 2020 First Day of School
Sept. 7, 2020 Labor Day: schools and administrative offices closed
Sept. 11, 2020  Middle School Progress Reports 
Sept. 18, 2020 End of First 6-Week Grading Period
Oct. 8-9, 2020 Fall Break: schools closed
Oct. 14, 2020 End of First 9-Week Grading Period 
Nov. 2, 2020 End of Second 6-Week Grading Period
End of First Trimester 
Nov. 3, 2020 Election Day: schools closed
Nov. 13, 2020 Middle School Progress Reports 
Nov. 11, 2020 Veterans Day: schools closed
Nov. 23-24, 2020 Elementary & Middle School Conferences: No class for Elementary/Middle students.
Nov. 25-27, 2020 Thanksgiving Break: schools closed. Administrative offices closed Nov. 26-27. 
Dec. 18, 2020 End of First Semester 
End of Third 6-Week Grading Period
End of Second 9-Week Grading Period
Dec. 21-Jan. 1, 2021 Winter Break: schools closed. Administrative offices closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1. 
Jan. 4, 2021 Professional Development (staff only)
Jan. 5, 2021 First Day of the Second Semester. Students return to school
Jan. 18, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: schools closed
Feb. 5, 2021 Middle School Progress Reports 
Feb. 15, 2021 President's Day: schools and administrative offices closed
Feb. 19, 2021 End of Fourth 6-Week Grading Period 
End of Second Trimester 
March 10, 2021 End of Third 9-Week Grading Period 
March 18-19, 2021 Elementary, Middle & High School Conferences. No class for students
March 22-26, 2021 Spring Break: schools closed
April 2, 2021 Vernal Holiday: schools and administrative offices closed
April 9, 2021 End of Fifth 6-Week Grading Period
April 16, 2021 Middle School Progress Reports
May 25, 2021 Last day of school
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day: schools and administrative offices closed
May 26-28 and June 1, 2021 Weather make-up days, if necessary
June 9, 2021 Last day of school for MRI schools (Hawthorne, Los Padillas, Whittier)

 Download the Traditional Calendar