*Approved 2020-2021 School Schedule (subject to change due to COVID-19)
August 17 Teacher’s Institute No School
August 17 Open House/Locker Night 4 – 6 PM
August 18 School Begins
September 2 Labor Day No School
September 15 Teacher’s In-Service 11:30a.m. Dismissal
October 7 & 8 Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:55 p.m. Dismissal
October 9 & 12 Columbus Day Break No School
October 30 Teacher’s In-Service 11:30a.m. Dismissal
November 11 Teacher’s In-Service 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
November 25-27 Thanksgiving Break No School
December 9 Teacher’s In-Service 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
December 17 & 18 High School Finals 1:55 p.m. Dismissal
December 21 - Jan. 1 Christmas Break No School
January 4 Teacher’s Institute No School
January 5 School Resumes
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. No School
February 12 Teacher’s In-Service 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
February 15 President’s Day No School
March 18 Teacher’s In-Service 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
March 29-April 5 Easter Break No School
April 21 Teacher’s In-Service 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
May 16 High School Graduation 2:00 p.m.
May 18 Teacher’s Institute 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
May 25 & 26 *End of 2nd Semester/Exams 1:55 p.m. Dismissal
May 27 Teacher’s Institute No School
*= Subject to change, depending on snow days.
Lunch is not served on 11:30 a.m. Dismissal days.
8th Grade Promotion is first night of 2nd semester finals, 7 PM
Parents, students, and friends of Galva Junior/Senior High School:
I hope this newsletter finds you safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. I am certain that this newsletter finds you with disappointment and dismay at how the school year ended for our students. However, I want you to know that you have been on the minds of everyone here at Galva Junior-Senior High School and we cannot express how proud we are of your courage and commitment. We learned a lot from our time in Remote Learning and my hope is that you learned something new while we were apart at the end of this semester.
As everyone is aware, at the time of the writing of this letter, our future is uncertain. Emergency rules issued by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) guided us through the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois and we continue to receive guidance on a daily or weekly basis. Our hope is that we will all be back to school on August 18th, 2020 but please understand that “school” may not look the same when we do return. Our primary goal here at Galva Junior Senior High is student health and safety and those values will guide our decisions moving into the next school year. I want to say THANK YOU to all of the students, parents, and community members for your support and understanding during these trying times.
Since I did not get to say GOOD-BYE, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy summer break and say SEE YOU LATER. I truly look forward to filling the hallways and classrooms again with the Wildcat Nation!
Jerry J. Becker, Principal
Galva Junior Senior High School
Check us out on Facebook: Galva JR/SR High School
Twitter: @JerryJBecker and @GalvaAthletics
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CONGRATULATIONS to the Class of 2020. Thank You for your patience and understanding as we navigate life and school during the unprecedented times in our history.