School Calendar & Instructional Hours

Pursuant to 1 CCR 301-39-2.06 (et seq.) and 1 CCR 301-39-2.09, the local board of education shall provide for the adoption of a calendar (and individual grade level calendars, where appropriate) that provides the minimum number of student contact days and instructional hours required. 

The following resources provide guidance on developing your school’s annual calendar and bell schedules in compliance with state requirements. 

Calendar and Instructional Hours

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.
  • Reduced Academic Calendar Requests: Schools may choose to operate a 4-day week or a school year with <160 days, subject to CSI and CDE approval.
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