SCARBOROUGH — A draft of Scarborough Public School’s 2021 and 2022 calendar is in development, with details about the first week of school still uncertain.

On Feb. 4, Assistant Superintendent Diane Nadeau said that the current calendar reflects a student start day of Sept. 1, as well as holiday and vacation times throughout the year, but late start days, early releases, voting day on Nov. 2 and the first week of school are still in the works.

“Certainly, we have a longstanding tradition of how school has opened in the past, but I think we’re also very aware that as we reopen next year, if we bring all of our kids back, which is our 100 percent intention,” she said. “If we’re able to do that, it certainly is going to be somewhat of a change.”

School leadership wants to get more information about what Nov. 2, voting day, will look like and if high school students need to be remote, Nadeau said.

The use of either late start or early release days will also be part of the conversation, she said.

“This year having those at a much more regular rate has proven so instrumental during this time when we know our teachers are basically doing handstands on a weekly basis to ensure that the programming that they’re offering for students, whether it be in-person, remote,” Nadeau said. “Our teachers have shifted incredibly, so we want to be thoughtful about what might be necessary as we return for ’21-’22.”

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