School Calendars 2020-2021

The calendar of holidays, breaks, and important school dates for schools on a traditional, extended year, or alternative schedule.

Which calendar does my school follow?

Schools by calendar type
Calendar TypeSchools
Traditional Most of APS schools, including all comprehensive high schools and middle schools, will follow the traditional calendar in 2020-2021.
Alternative Traditional Cochiti, Eugene Field, M.A. Binford, Mark Twain, Oñate, S.R. Marmon
Extended
Learning Plan A
Barcelona, Carlos Rey, Duranes, Marie Hughes, Pajarito, Sierra Vista
Extended
Learning Plan B
Hawthorne, Kirtland, Kit Carson, Los Padillas, Mountain View, Navajo, Tomasita, Whittier, School on Wheels Magnet School

School Calendars

Expand the accordions below to find the school calendars.

2020-2021 Traditional Calendar

Traditional Calendar

  • Students return to school on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
  • The end of the school year is Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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
Oct. 8-9, 2020 Fall Break: schools closed
Nov. 3, 2020 Election Day: schools closed
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 TBD.
Dec. 21-Jan. 1, 2021 Winter Break: schools closed. Administrative offices TBD.
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. 15, 2021 President's Day: schools and administrative offices closed
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 and administrative offices closed
May 25, 2021 Last day of school
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day: schools and administrative offices closed
May 26-28 and June 1, 20201 Weather make-up days, if necessary

Download the Traditional Calendar

2020-2021 Alternative Traditional Calendar

Alternative Traditional Calendar

This single-track schedule provides students with more continuous learning with shorter, more frequent breaks spread throughout the school year.

  • Students return to school on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
  • The end of the school year is Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
Alternative Traditional Year for School Year 2020-2021
DateDescription
July 14, 15, 16, 17, & 20, 2020 Student registration, professional development days and/or preparation days. No classes for students.
July 21, 2020 First day of school. First semester.
Sept. 7, 2020 Labor Day: schools and administrative offices closed
Oct. 8-9, 2020 Fall Break: schools closed
Oct. 19-30, 2020 Break: schools closed
Nov. 3, 2020 Election Day: schools closed
Nov. 11, 2020 Veterans Day: schools closed
Nov. 23-24, 2020 Elementary/Middle Parent-Teacher conferences. No classes for Elementary/Middle students.
Nov. 25-27, 2020 Thanksgiving Break: schools closed. Administrative offices TBD.
Dec. 21, 2020, to Jan. 1, 2021 Winter Break: schools closed. Administrative offices TBD.
Jan. 4, 2021 Professional development day for 184-day staff. No school for students or 183-day staff.
Jan. 5, 2021 First day of the second semester. Students return to school.
Jan. 15 & 18, 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: schools closed
Feb. 12 & 15, 2021 Break and President's Day: schools closed. Administration closed Feb. 15, 2021 only.
March 18-19, 2021 High School, Middle School, and Elementary School Conferences. No classes for students.
March 22-26, 2021 Spring Break: schools closed
March 29 – April 2, 2021 Break and Vernal Holiday: schools closed. Administration closed April 2, 2021 only.
May 25, 2021 Last day of school
May 26, 27, 28, & June 1, 2021 Weather make-up days, if necessary
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day: schools and administration closed

Download the Alternative Traditional Calendar

2020-2021 Extended Learning Plan A

Extended Learning Plan A Calendar

Extended Learning Plan A adds five days to the beginning and five days to the end of the school year.

  • Students return to school on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020
  • The end of the school year is Wednesday, June 2, 2021
  • All school breaks and holidays are the same as the Traditional Calendar including fall, winter, and spring break.
Extended Learning Plan A Calendar for School Year 2020-2021
DateDescription
July 29-31 and Aug. 3-4, 2020 Student registration, professional development days, and preparation days
Aug. 5, 2020 First Day of School
Sept. 7, 2020 Labor Day (schools and offices closed)
Oct. 8-9, 2020 Fall Break (schools closed)
Nov. 3, 2020 Election Day (schools closed)
Nov. 11, 2020 Veterans Day (schools closed)
Nov. 23-24, 2020 Elementary & Middle School Conferences
Nov. 25-27, 2020 Thanksgiving Break (schools closed, office closings TBD)
Dec. 21-Jan. 1, 2021 Winter Break (schools closed, office closings TBD)
Jan. 4, 2021 Professional Development (staff only)
Jan. 5, 2021 First Day of the Second Semester
Jan. 18, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (schools closed)
Feb. 15, 2021 Presidents Day (schools closed)
March 18-19, 2021 Elementary, Middle & High School Conferences
March 22-26, 2021 Spring Break (schools closed)
April 2, 2021 Vernal Holiday (schools and offices closed)
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day (schools and offices closed)
June 2, 2021 Last Day of School
June 3, 4, and 6-7, 2021 Weather Make-Up Days

Download the Extended Learning Plan A Calendar

2020-2021 Extended Learning Plan B

Extended Learning Plan B

Extended Learning Plan B is a year-round calendar that starts in mid-July and ends in mid-June but has several breaks throughout the school year.

  • First day of school: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
  • Last day of school: Friday, June 11, 2021
  • Not all school breaks align with the Traditional Calendar's school breaks
Extended Learning Plan B Calendar for School Year 2020-2021
DateDescription
July 14-17 & 20, 2020 Student registration, professional development days, and preparation days
July 21, 2020 First Day of School
Sept. 7-11, 2020 Labor Day Break (schools closed, offices closed Sept. 7)
Oct. 7-9, 2020 Fall Break (schools closed)
Nov. 3, 2020 Election Day (schools closed)
Nov. 9-11, 2020 Veterans Day Break (schools closed)
Nov. 23-24, 2020 Elementary and Middle School Conferences
Nov. 25-27, 2020 Thanksgiving Break (schools closed, office closings TBD)
Dec. 21-Jan. 1, 2021 Winter Break (schools closed, office closings TBD)
Jan. 4, 2021 Professional Development (staff only)
Jan. 5, 2021 First Day of the Second Semester
Jan. 15 and 18, 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Break (schools closed, offices open)
Feb. 10-12 and 15, 2021 Presidents Day Break (schools closed, offices closed Feb. 15)
March 18-19, 2021 Elementary, Middle & High School Conferences
March 22-26, 2021 Spring Break (schools closed)
April 2 and 5, 2021 Vernal Holiday (schools closed, offices closed April 2)
May 3-7, 2021 Break (schools closed or weather make up days)
May 28 and 31, 2021 Memorial Day Break (schools closed, offices closed May 31)
June 11, 2021 Last Day of School

Download the Extended Learning Plan B Calendar

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