• 2020-2021 Key Dates and Observances


    Oct. 1-31      National Bullying Prevention Month   

    Oct. 1-31      National Principals Month          

    Oct. 11-17    SC Earthquake Preparedness Week

    Oct. 12         Columbus Day        

    Oct. 12-16    National School Lunch Week     

    Oct. 15          Great Southeast Shake Out

    Oct 19-23     National School Bus Safety Week         

    Oct. 23-31    Red Ribbon Week 

    Oct. 24          United Nations Day          

    Oct. 24          Make a Difference Day    

    Oct. 31          Halloween    

    Nov. 1-30     Native American Heritage Month        

    Nov. 3            Election Day

    Nov. 11         Veterans Day          

    Nov. 16-20   American Education Week         

    Nov. 19          National Parent Involvement Day        

    Nov. 20          Education Support Professionals Day 

    Nov. 20         Substitute Educators Day

    Nov. 26         Thanksgiving Day

    Dec. 1             World AIDS Day     

    Dec. 7             Pearl Harbor Day  

    Dec. 10          Human Rights Day

    Dec. 10-18   Hanukkah

    Dec. 15          Bill of Rights Day   

    Dec. 21          First Day of Winter

    Dec. 25          Christmas    

    Dec. 26-Jan. 1         Kwanza        



    Jan. 1-31       School Board Recognition Month                     

    Jan. 1             New Year's Day      

    Jan. 18           Martin Luther King Jr. Day          

    Feb. 1-28      African American History Month          

    Feb. 1-28      National Children's Dental Health Month      

    Feb. 1             National Freedom Day    

    Feb. 1-5        National School Counseling Week        

    Feb. 2             Groundhog Day     

    Feb. 12          Abraham Lincoln's Birthday       

    Feb. 12          Chinese New Year

    Feb. 14          Valentine's Day      

    Feb. 15          President's Day      

    Feb. 17          National PTA Founders Day       

    Feb. 17          Ash Wednesday     

    Feb. 17- March 29             Lent   

    Feb. 22          George Washington's Birthday  

    Mar. 1-31     American Red Cross Month       

    Mar. 1-31     Irish American Heritage Month

    Mar. 1-31     Music in Our Schools Month      

    Mar. 1-31     National Middle Level Education Month        

    Mar. 1-31     National Nutrition Month           

    Mar. 1-31     National Social Work Month     

    Mar. 1-31     Women's History Month

    Mar. 1-31     Youth Art Month   

    Mar. 2            Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss birthday)         

    March 2-6    National School Breakfast Week          

    NO DATE AVAILABLE         National Foreign Language Week         

    Mar. 8            International Women's Day       

    Mar. 11         Johnny Appleseed Day    

    NO DATE       Classified School Employees Week *Dates differ in some states. Usually scheduled for the first or second week in March    

    Mar. 17         St. Patrick's Day     

    Mar. 18         Absolutely Incredible Kid Day    

    Mar. 20         First Day of Spring

    Mar. 21         International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination    

    Mar. 21-27   National Poison Prevention Week       

    March 27 - Apr. 3        Passover

    Apr. 1-30   National Poetry Month       

    Apr. 1-30   National Autism Awareness Month      

    Apr. 1         April Fools' Day 

    Apr. 2         International Children's Book Day        

    Apr. 2         Good Friday       

    Apr. 4         Easter        

    Apr. 5-9     National Library Week         

    Apr. 7         World Health Day       

    Apr. 8         Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Apr. 12       First Day of Ramadan 

    Apr. 12       First Day of Ramadan 

    NO DATE    National Student Leadership Week      

    NO DATE    Public School Volunteer Week     

    Apr. 18-24 National Volunteer Week   

    Apr. 19       Patriots Day       

    Apr. 21       Administrative Professionals Day

    Apr.22        Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day  

    Apr. 22       Earth Day 

    Apr. 22       Earth Day 

    Apr. 30       National Arbor Day    


    May 1-31      Asian Pacific American Heritage Month         

    May 1-31      Better Hearing and Speech Month      

    May 1-31      National Physical Fitness and Sports Month 

    NO DATE      National Physical Education and Sports Week         

    May 1             Law Day       

    May 2-9        Be Kind to Animals Week

    May 2-9        National Music Week       

    May 2-9        Be Kind to Animals Week

    May 2-9        National Music Week       

    May 3-7        Teacher Appreciation Week      

    May 4             Horace Mann's Birthday  (father of public schools)

    May 4             National Teacher Day      

    May 5             Cinco De Mayo      

    May 5             National Bike to School Day       

    May 7             School Lunch Hero Day   

    May 8             World Red Cross Day       

    May 9             Mother's Day         

    May 12          National School Nurse Day         

    May 15          Armed Forces Day

    NO DATE       National Education Bosses' Week        

    May 31          Memorial Day        


    June 1-30.    Fireworks Safety Month  

    June 1-30     Caribbean -American Heritage Month

    June 5            World Environment Day 

    June 8            Race Unity Day      

    June 14          Flag Day       

    June 16         International Day of the African Child 

    June 19         Juneteenth  

    June 20         Father's Day

    June 20         First Day of Summer