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Tampa Bay school districts at a glance for 2020-21

Start dates, calendar highlights and more for the new school year.
Sunlake High senior Anna Nelson cleaned out her locker on May 26 as the 2019-20 school year came to a close amid a shutdown due to the coronavirus crisis. A new year starts soon, with Tampa Bay area school districts having moved their start dates to late August as the virus continues to make scheduling difficult.
Sunlake High senior Anna Nelson cleaned out her locker on May 26 as the 2019-20 school year came to a close amid a shutdown due to the coronavirus crisis. A new year starts soon, with Tampa Bay area school districts having moved their start dates to late August as the virus continues to make scheduling difficult. [ JOHN PENDYGRAFT | Times ]
Published Aug. 4, 2020
Updated Aug. 5, 2020

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Hillsborough County

COVID-19 reopening plan — CLICK HERE

Students: 223,314

Full-time staff: 27,377

Budget: $3.3 billion

Schools: 135 elementary, 43 middle, 9 K-8, 28 high, 54 charter

2020-21 calendar highlights:

Aug. 24: School starts*

Oct. 23: First grading period ends

Nov. 23-27: Fall break

Dec. 21-Jan. 1: Winter break

Jan. 15: Second grading period ends

March 15-19: Spring break

March 26: Third grading period ends

May 28: Last day of school

CLICK HERE to see a more detailed calendar

Contact information:

(813) 272-4000

sdhc.k12.fl.us

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Pinellas County

COVID-19 reopening plan — CLICK HERE

Students: 99,798

Full-time staff: 13,028

Budget: $1.56 billion

Schools: 78 elementary, 21 middle, 16 high, 18 charter

2020-21 calendar highlights:

Aug. 24: School starts*

Oct. 26: First quarter ends

Nov. 23-27: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 21-Jan. 1: Winter break

Jan. 19: Second quarter ends

March 15-19: Spring break

April 1: Third quarter ends

June 9: Last day of school

CLICK HERE to see a more detailed calendar

Contact information:

(727) 588-6000

pcsb.org

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Pasco County

COVID-19 reopening plan — CLICK HERE

Students: 76,687

Full-time staff: 11,056

Budget: $1.39 billion

Schools: 49 elementary, 16 middle, 14 high, 11 charter

2020-21 calendar highlights:

Aug. 24: School starts*

Oct. 16: First quarter ends

Nov. 23-27: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 18: Second quarter ends

Dec. 21-Jan. 1: Winter break

March 12: Third quarter ends

March 15-19: Spring break

May 26: Last day of school

CLICK HERE to see a more detailed calendar

Contact information:

(813) 794-2000 | (352) 524-2000 | (727) 774-2000

pasco.k12.fl.us

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Hernando County

COVID-19 reopening plan — CLICK HERE

Students: 22,973

Full-time staff: 3,275

Budget: $274 million

Schools: 10 elementary, 4 middle, 3 K-8, 5 high, 3 charter

2020-21 calendar highlights:

Aug. 31: School starts*

(Full calendar not yet revised.)

Contact information:

(352) 797-7000

hernandoschools.org

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(*Start dates subject to change if COVID-19 conditions change. All other calendar dates reflect recent changes by school districts.)

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