**UPDATE 7/15/20 – During the work session and board meeting on 7/14/20, the Polk County School Board, with the support of Superintendent Byrd, voted to approve a new calendar for the 2020-21 school year that delays the start of school by 2 weeks to August 24, 2020. Teachers would return on August 17, 2020. The calendar below was approved on 7/14/20.**
Additional details can be found on the PCSB Website.
For the 2020-21 School Year, three options are available – Campus Learning, Campus eSchool, and Virtual School. Click here to learn more and make your selection.
Charter schools (such as McKeel and some Montessori schools) and Private Schools all have their own calendars, links are listed below. Check directly with your school for any schedule changes.
The Schools of McKeel Academy (South McKeel, McKeel Central, McKeel Academy of Technology) announced on 7/15/20 that they will maintain the existing school calendar with a start date of August 6, 2020. A calendar is below.
Polk County Public Schools Calendar 2020 – 2021
The calendar below was approved during the PCSB meeting on July 14, 2020.
Upon comparison to the previous calendar for 2020-21, here are the differences:
- School begins on Monday, August 24, 2020 and ends on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
- The start date for school is 2 weeks later – originally August 10, now August 24, 2020
- The dates for Fall/Thanksgiving Break (Nov 23-27), Winter Break (Dec 19 – Jan 4) and Spring Break (Mar 22-26) remain the same
- 2 Student Holidays/Staff Development Days have been removed (they were 9/21/20 and 2/16/21)
- 1 Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day remains the same (1/4) and 1 has been moved to Friday, Oct 23 (originally 10/12)
- All other Holidays / Days off remain the same – Labor Day (9/7), Veterans Day (11/11), MLK Day (1/18), Presidents’ Day (2/15), April 2
- A Holiday was added for Memorial Day on May 31
- The last day of school has been moved from Thursday, May 27 to Wednesday, June 9 (eight additional school days)
- All dates for interim reports, report cards, and early dismissal days have been adjusted accordingly
Spanish and Haitian Creole versions of the calendar are available on the PCSB website, as well as printable calendars.
The Schools of McKeel Academy Calendar
The Schools of McKeel Academy (South McKeel, McKeel Central, McKeel Academy of Technology) announced on 7/15/20 that they will maintain the existing school calendar with a start date of August 6, 2020. A calendar is below. Click here for more information.
Private School Calendars
Below are links to Lakeland & Winter Haven Private School Calendars where we could find them.
- All Saints Academy
- Excel Christian Academy
- Geneva Classical Academy
- Lakeland Christian School
- Resurrection Catholic School
- Roberts Academy
- Santa Fe Catholic
- St. Paul Lutheran School
- Victory Christian Academy
- Grace Lutheran School Winter Haven
- St. Joseph Catholic School Winter Haven
When Does School Start – First Day of School – Lakeland – Polk County
When Does School End – Last Day of School – Lakeland – Polk County