Fayette students lose October break, 2 days at Thanksgiving


The year 2020 has come with many adjustments and changes to the “norm.” Another of those adjustments deals with changes to the school year holiday schedule for students in Fayette County’s public schools.

“In order to reinstate some instructional days that were lost when the start of the 2020-2021 school year was pushed back two weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some student holidays have been turned into learning days,” said school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

Explaining the changes, Berry -Dreisbach said:

The two-day fall break in October has been converted to regular learning days. Students will attend class on Oct. 5 and 6, days that were originally marked for the fall break.

The Thanksgiving break has been shortened by two days. Instead of students being off the entire Thanksgiving week, they will attend classes that Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23 and 24, and will have Nov. 25-27 off.

The two-day break in March has also been converted to regular learning days. Friday, March 12, has been designated as a personal learning day for all students while teachers participate in professional development activities. Monday, March 15, will be a regular school day.

Parents can view the revised 2020-2021 school calendar on the school system’s website, www.fcboe.org; select the “School Calendars” link under “Quick Links.”