Hopkins County Board of Education amended the 2020-2021 school calendar on Monday, June 15. The district has selected a “variable student instructional year” calendar because of the COVID-19 pandemic, based on recommendation by the Kentucky Department of Education.
The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, Aug. 26. The calendar includes a traditional fall break and spring break.
This calendar includes 165 instructional days. Five minutes will be added to the school day to meet the state requirement of 1,062 instructional hours. This calendar is being adopted for this year ONLY, and the district expects to return to a more traditional calendar model for 2021-2022.
The district is waiting for recommendations from KDE regarding the start days for faculty/staff. Everyone is asked to remain flexible.
As the summer progresses, we will provide updated information on how we will begin the school year. This will be based on guidance from state and local health officials and approval by the Board of Education. Student learning and safety remain our top priorities. For a printable calendar, go to the following link: www.hopkins.kyschools.us/SchoolCalendar