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Polk County School Calendars for 2020-21: Public, Private, + Charter Schools

The Polk County Public Schools have approved a new 2020-2021 Polk County School Calendar that makes the last day of school almost a week earlier! The main difference in the proposed calendar is that the last day of school for students will be Thursday, June 3, 2021 instead of Wednesday, June 9, 2021, and the last day for teachers will be Friday, June 4, 2021. A copy of the new calendar is below.

WHY THE CHANGE? The Florida Department of Education waived the requirement for 180 actual teaching days for Florida school districts. To align with the waiver, the Polk County Schools Superintendent recommended a shortened instructional calendar from 180 to 176 days.

Additional details can be found on the PCSB Website.

Looking for the school calendar for the upcoming year? Click here to view the 2021-2022 Polk County School Calendar.

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.

When is the last day of school in Polk County?

The OFFICIAL last day of school in Polk County, Florida is Thursday, June 3, 2021.

(Original calendars approved pre-pandemic listed an earlier end date of May 27 but this is incorrect. View the official calendar).

Polk County Public Schools Calendar 2020 – 2021

The calendar below was APPROVED during the PCSB meeting on October 27, 2020.
The last day of school will change to June 3, 2021, and the week of Graduations shifts 1 week earlier. These proposed calendar revisions will not impact Teacher or Paraeducator annual salaries.

New Polk County School Calendar 2020 - 2021

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 2020 – 2021

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.

The last day of school for McKeel Students is Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

**Ignore the references to District Holidays on this calendar – reference the official Polk County Public School Calendar above for District Holidays**

For additional details visit http://www.mckeelschools.com/news

Private School Calendars

Below are links to Lakeland & Winter Haven Private School Calendars where we could find them.

When Does School Start – First Day of School – Lakeland – Polk County
When Does School End – Last Day of School – Lakeland – Polk County