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School Calendars 2020-2021

Update to 2020-2021 Calendar

Due to public safety and budgetary concerns, all APS schools will start on the same day in the coming school year. That day is tentatively set for Aug. 12, with teachers and school staff returning to work five days earlier on Aug. 5.

The last day of school for all but the three MRI schools and CCHS is now set for May 25. However, public health concerns could impact the school calendar, including start and end dates, as well as scheduled breaks and holidays.

Which calendar does my school follow?

Schools by calendar type
Calendar TypeSchools
Traditional Almost all APS schools will follow the traditional calendar in 2020-2021.
MRI As of now, only three APS elementary schools -- Hawthorne, Los Padillas, Whittier -- will follow the More Rigorous Intervention calendar which adds 10 days at the end of the school year. 
CNM College and Career High School follows the CNM Academic Calendar.

School Calendars

Expand the accordions below to find the school calendars.

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 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, 2021 Weather make-up days, if necessary

Download the Traditional Calendar

MRI Calendar

  • Students return to school on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
  • The end of the school year is Tuesday, June 9, 2021
More Rigorous Intervention (MRI) Calendar for School Year 2020-2021
DateDescription
Aug. 5-7 and 10-11 2020 Student registration, professional development days and/or preparation days. No classes for students.
Aug. 12, 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
Nov. 3, 2020 Election Day: schools closed
Nov. 11, 2020 Veterans Day: schools closed
Nov. 23-24, 2020 Elementary/Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences. No classes for Elementary/Middle School 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 No school for students. Professional development day for 194-day staff.
Jan. 5, 2021 First day of second semester. Students return to school.
Jan. 18, 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: schools closed
Feb. 15, 2021 President's Day: schools and administration closed
March 18-19, 2021 High School, Middle School, and Elementary School Conferences. No classes for students.
March 22-26, 2021 Spring Break: schools closed
April 2, 2021 Vernal Holiday: schools and administration closed
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day: schools and administration closed
June 9, 2021 Last day of school
June 10-11, 2021 Weather make-up days, if necessary

Download the MRI Calendar

Access the 2019-2020 School Calendars

Contact the APS Communications Office by phone at 505-881-8421 or by to request the calendars in alternative formats.