School holidays change for Fayette County students

Fayette students will lose planned breaks in October and March, plus two days during Thanksgiving week. Courtesy FCBOE

Credit: Courtesy FCBOE

Credit: Courtesy FCBOE

Fayette County is reminding parents that the 2020-21 holiday schedule for public school students has changed, starting in October. Modifications to classrooms and teaching procedures due to coronavirus precautions caused the new school year to start two weeks late, which requires the school system to add back more instructional days. As a result, the fall break originally scheduled for Oct. 5-6 has been canceled and classes will be held on those days. During Thanksgiving week, when schools are usually closed, classes will still be held Nov. 23-24 and the holiday break will be Nov. 25-27.

In the spring, a planned two-day holiday in March will instead be instructional time, with March 12 designated as a personal learning day for students while teachers attend professional development sessions; March 15 will be a standard school day. The scheduled breaks in December, February and April will remain the same. The full revised school calendar is at www.fcboe.org under the Quick Links section.