PPS Thanksgiving Break extended

PPS Thanksgiving break extended; more asynchronous days added to school year
Posted on 11/02/2021
PPS Thanksgiving break extended; more asynchronous days added to school year

This school year has been unlike any other in modern day education. Administration would first like to thank all PPS staff members and families for their ongoing support as the division continues to navigate unprecedented challenges and obstacles related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Understanding that this year has presented a number of unique mental health stressors and concerns, administration has re-evaluated this school year’s calendar to identify opportunities for more flexibility for staff, students and families.

Below are the following changes that will be made to the school calendar:

  • The Wednesday, Nov. 24 asynchronous instructional day will be moved to Monday, Nov. 22, and Thanksgiving break will then be extended beginning Tuesday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 26. With this change, all schools and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 26 to allow all staff members to telework that Monday.

  • Five asynchronous instructional days have been incorporated into the calendar to allow staff and students the opportunity to teach and learn from home. These days will be Jan. 14, Feb. 18, March 18, April 29 and May 27. Schools and administrative offices will be closed on these days to allow all staff members to telework.

  • Similar to today, all remaining teacher workdays will be telework days for staff members (Jan. 31 and April 6). Again, schools and administrative offices will be closed on these days to allow all staff members to telework.

While these changes will require new planning for staff and families, it is intended to provide the entire PPS school community some additional breaks and, again, more flexibility in this difficult year.

To see the full revised academic calendar, please visit the PPS Division Calendar page.

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