The 2020-21 calendar has two full weeks off of school and is an exception to the usual pattern of having a December Holiday Break that had 8 school vacation days. This calendar was approved by the Board of Trustees in January 2020. The classified and certified staff voted 2 to 1 in favor of the longer break. There are several factors influencing this calendar change:
1. Student attendance is often notably lower when there are only one or two school days in the week preceding a holiday. This makes it difficult for learning to occur as new topics would have to be retaught to the rest of the students after the break.
2. This calendar aligns with Bozeman’s school calendar break. There is an increasing amount of staff and student overlap between the Belgrade and Bozeman communities.
If you would like to have input into the 2021-22 calendar, please contact the Curriculum Director’s Assistant at 924-2011 between October 15, and October 30, 2020.