Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Board Approves SCCPSS 2019-2020 School Year Calendar

Published on: 1/11/2019

The Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 School Year calendar at the Regular Meeting of the Board on February 6, 2019. The calendar was developed in a manner that maximizes student achievement, represents feedback received by the Board’s Calendar Committee, and includes certain administrative requirements. 



  • Offers 180 days of instruction
  • Provides teachers one full week of pre-planning
  • Begins the school year on Monday, August 5, 2019
  • Maintains an academic focus for the completion of major state testing before extended breaks (i.e. Winter Break)
  • Includes 11 “Holiday for All” Days
  • Includes 10 Staff Planning Days
  • Includes two early release days (for staff professional development)
  • Includes one full week of Thanksgiving Break
  • Includes two week Winter Break
  • Begins second semester with a staff planning day on Monday, January 6, 2020 / students return on Tuesday, January 7
  • Includes one full week of Spring Break
  • Ends before graduation ceremonies start
  • Provides 3 designated make up days in semester one
  • Provides 3 designated make up days in semester two

See the calendar here.

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