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Proposed School Calendar

Delaware City Schools Board of Education held a first reading for the 2019-2020 calendar on October 22. The school calendar was developed by a committee of teachers, classified staff and administrators in an effort to provide the greatest educational benefits to our students. It is difficult to create a school calendar that meets everyone's needs, but the following factors were considered by the calendar committee:
  • Meeting the required number of instructional hours at all grade levels
  • Creating a calendar with balanced semesters
  • Completing exams prior to winter break for high school students
  • Maximizing instructional days prior to state assessments and testing
  • Maintaining a full week for spring break
  • Developing a calendar that works with the state testing schedule at all grade levels

The Board of Education will receive public input for 30 days before adopting a school calendar at their December 10th meeting. Share your comments by sending an email to

Calendar Overview
August 14 - First Day of School for Students
December 20 - January 3 - Winter Break
March 30 - April 3 - Spring Break
May 27 - Last Day of School for Students
Teacher Inservice Days - Sept. 23, Oct. 18, Dec. 20, Feb. 14, March 16