School Start Dates for Champaign-Urbana Area School Districts
This article is a listing of public school start dates for communities in and around Champaign County, including Champaign, Urbana, Mahomet, Monticello, Fisher, St. Joseph, Rantoul, and more.
It’s important to note that unless noted otherwise, these are the SCHEDULED start dates, most of which were set long before we had even heard of Covid-19. As school districts announce their plans to reopen safely, it’s possible that school calendars may be impacted. (If there’s one thing we’ve learned in 2020, it’s that everything is subject to change all the time! Please feel free to reach out to us if you learn of an update we don’t have – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Why is it important for the public to know school start dates? For one thing, the start of school also means the time when drivers need to be extra careful on the roads, with many more children out and about walking and biking to school. It’s also when yellow buses return to our streets, after a summer with few yellow buses out and about.
Thank you to Christie Clinic for presenting our 2020 Champaign-Urbana Area Back to School series.
Christie Clinic is encouraging parents to schedule a school physical soon.
Starting school physical appointments now will allow Christie Clinic Department of Pediatrics and Department of Family Medicine to best serve all patients while maintaining a safe visit environment. Enhanced precautions are in place to keep patients and team members safe including additional hours, visitor restrictions and social distancing to reduce the number of people in our facilities.
Parents can currently make back-to-school appointments for their children through their MyChristie patient portal or online at christieclinic.com.
Part 1 — Back to School: School Physicals Required for Illinois Schoolchildren
Part 2 — Back to School: Immunizations Required for Illinois Schoolchildren
Part 3 — Back to School: Champaign-Urbana Area School Registration Information
Part 4 — Back to School: Champaign-Urbana Area School Start Dates
Part 5 — Back to School: Dental, Vision Exams Required for Illinois Schoolchildren
Part 6 — Back to School: Top Nine Tips to Prepare for a Return to School Routine
Post 7 — Back to School: Eight Things You Didn’t Know You Needed
Post 8 — Back to School: Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten
School Start Dates have been collected using information provided by school districts. Please contact the schools directly with questions.
Regular Calendar (all schools in 2020-21. As announced in June, Kenwood Elementary and Barkstall Elementary will adhere to the “regular calendar” this year.)
As of the 8/10 release (and Board approval) of more plan details, the first day of distance learning will be Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 will be “orientation” days – details vary by building but may include parent/teacher conferences.
The original scheduled start date was Thursday, Aug. 20, later revised to Monday, Aug. 24.
Tuesday, Aug. 18 with a 2:05 p.m. dismissal, all schools
Wednesday, Aug. 19 with a 2:20 p.m. early dismissal, all schools
Tuesday, Aug. 18 with early dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 18: Half day of student attendance, half day dismissal at 11:15 a.m. (all students grades 1-12)
Wednesday, Aug. 19: First full day of student attendance with lunch served (all students grades 1-12)
Thursday, Aug. 20: First full day of student attendance for kindergarten students
Wednesday, August 19 – first day of attendance
Wednesday, Sept. 2 – First student day (updated via guidance 7/10)
Tuesday, Sept. 1 – First Student Day
Wednesday, August 19 (early dismissal for all grades)
Friday, Aug. 14, early dismissal at 11 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 13; First day for all students grades 1-8
Half day Kindergarten
Last Name A – L attend 7:40 am – 10: 40 am
Last Name M – Z attend 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Not available at time of publishing; will update.
Monday, Aug. 17 first day of instruction. (Updated as of 7/11)
Monday, Aug. 17 (Updated as of 7/11)
Monday, Aug. 10
Monday, Aug 17 (early dismissal)
Wednesday, Aug. 19: First student day for grades 1-12
Kindergarten: Friday, August 21
Monday, Aug. 24: Remote learning for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade; remote learning for grades six through eight; ninth grade (A-K only) in attendance
Tuesday, Aug. 25: ninth grade (L-Z only) in attendance
Wednesday, Aug. 26: Remote learning for all students
Thursday, Aug. 27: sixth grade (A-K only) in attendance; grades nine-12 (A-K only) in attendance
Friday, Aug. 28: sixth grade (L-Z only) in attendance; grades nine-12 (L-Z only) in attendance