The following resources provide guidance on developing your school’s annual calendar and bell schedules in compliance with state requirements.
Calendar and Instructional Hours
- CSI Calendar & Instructional Hour Guidance: Use this resource when developing or reviewing your school’s proposed calendar and bell schedule from the coming school year.
- Annual School Calendar Submission Guidance: Each May, CSI schools submit their board-approved calendars and bell schedules to CSI. CSI reviews submissions for alignment with state requirements. This guidance ensures calendars and schedules meet state and CSI requirements.
Other Unique Circumstances
- Emergency School Closures: Schools may need to close for an unplanned reason. Guidance related to emergency closures, including using remote learning days in lieu of closures, are included in this resource.
- Four Day School Week and <160 School Day Requests: Schools may choose to operate a 4-day week or a school year with <160 days, subject to CSI and CDE approval.