ACS approves 2019-2020 calendar

Published 10:56 am Thursday, February 28, 2019

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The Alabaster Board of Education has finalized the school district’s 2019-2020 academic year calendar after reviewing feedback on the proposed dates over the past couple of weeks.

School Board members voted unanimously during their Feb. 27 meeting to approve the calendar a few weeks after releasing the proposed calendar to the public.

ACS Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers said the school district received 25 total responses – both on social media and via email – over the past few weeks, which was reviewed by the superintendent’s calendar advisory committee.

Through the approved calendar, teachers will return to work for one flex day sometime between July 22 and Aug. 2, and will return to school full-time on Aug. 5 before students return on Thursday, Aug. 8. A system open house will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Holidays during the 2019 fall semester will include Labor Day on Sept. 2, Columbus Day on Oct. 14, Veterans Day on Nov. 11 and Thanksgiving break from Nov. 27-29 before the first semester ends on Dec. 19.

The Christmas break will be from Dec. 20-Jan. 2, 2020, teachers will return for the second semester on Jan. 3, 2020, and students will return on Jan. 6, 2020.

Spring semester holidays will include Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20, 2020, President’s Day on Feb. 17, 2020, a teacher workday on March 6, 2020, spring break from March 23-27, 2020, and Good Friday on April 10, 2020.

The Thompson High School graduation will be on May 19, 2020, and the second semester ends on May 21, 2020.

The first grading period will end on Oct. 11, with grades sent home on Oct. 18, the second grading period will end on Dec. 19, with grades sent home on Jan. 7, 2020, the third grading period will end on March 5, 2020, with grades sent home on March 13, 2020, and the fourth grading period will end on May 21, 2020, with grades sent home on May 22, 2020.