D97 Board Approves 2020-21 Calendar with Modified Winter Break

During a special meeting on Aug. 21, the District 97 Board of Education approved an updated calendar for the 2020-21 school year that aligns the dates for winter break to Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200.

Under the new calendar, District 97 will hold full days of school on Dec. 21 and 22, followed by a half day on Dec. 23. Winter break will officially begin Dec. 24, and school will resume on Monday, Jan. 11.

In order to accommodate the changes and ensure that our calendar meets the state’s requirements for instructional days (176), the last day of school will now be June 10, 2021. The only other changes to the calendar were trimester end dates and report card distributions. A summary is included below.

District 97 Calendar for 2020-21

  Modified FY21 Calendar
(approved Aug. 11, 2020)
**FINAL FY21 Calendar
(approved Aug. 21, 2020)
Teacher Institute Days/
Remote Learning Planning Days

Aug. 24-28, 2020 (Teacher Institute Days)

Aug. 31, 2020 (Remote Learning Planning Day)

Oct. 9, 2020 (Remote Learning Planning Day)

Feb. 12, 2021 (Teacher Institute Day)

April 6, 2021 (Professional Development Day) 

Aug. 24-28, 2020 (Teacher Institute Days)

Aug. 31, 2020 (Remote Learning Planning Day)

Oct. 9, 2020 (Remote Learning Planning Day)

Feb. 12, 2021 (Teacher Institute Day)

April 6, 2021 (Professional Development Day) 

First day for students Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020

Winter Break Dec. 21, 2020 - Jan. 1, 2021

Half day: Dec. 23, 2021

Dec. 24, 2020 - Jan. 8, 2021

Last day of school June 8, 2021 June 10, 2021
Emergency Days (if needed) June 9-11, 2021 and
June 14-15, 2021
June 11, 2021 and
June 14-17, 2021
Trimester End Dates

Nov. 30, 2020 (Trimester 1)

March 9, 2021 (Trimester 2)

Last day of school (Trimester 3)

Nov. 24, 2020 (Trimester 1)

March 12, 2021 (Trimester 2)

Last day of school (Trimester 3)

Report Card Distribution Dates

Dec. 11, 2020 (Trimester 1)

March 23, 2021 (Trimester 2)

June 15, 2021 (Trimester 3)

Dec. 11, 2020 (Trimester 1)

March 26, 2021 (Trimester 2)

June 17, 2021 (Trimester 3)