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DES School Reopening Dates

DES School Reopening Dates

The Department of Education Services has released a schedule of key dates and important activities for the upcoming start of the new academic year.

These dates mark key activities such as the dates when each school will reopen for new students, regularly enrolled students, dates when Year 11 and 12 students will receive their final exam results and the orientation days for all new and transfer students. These dates are relevant to all government schools including, primary and secondary level schools located on all three islands.

Orientation Days are scheduled to provide new students and their parents with essential information for successful integration into the new learning environment. Parents are required to accompany their children to Orientation Day, which is mandatory to attend by any student entering a government school for the very first time.

2020 School Reopening Dates

Date

Activity

Details

26 Aug

Classes begin onsite and online

All Nursery, Reception, Years 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 11 report to school for onsite lessons. Students in Years 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 will resume online lessons. All Creek & Spot Bay Primary students report to school for onsite lessons.

 

26 Aug

Classes begin onsite and online

Cayman Brac - Layman E. Scott Snr. High Schools students in Years 7, 10, 11 & 12 will begin onsite classes; Years 8 & 9 will resume online classes.

26 Aug

Classes begin onsite

Grand Cayman – Lighthouse School (all students).

31 Aug

Classes begin onsite and online

Grand Cayman – John Gray High School, Clifton Hunter High School and Cayman Islands Further Education Centre

Years 7, 10, 11, 12 report to school for onsite lessons. Students in Years 8 & 9 will resume online lessons

9 Sep

Online students move to onsite lessons

Students moving into Years 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 will return to school for in-person lessons 


The orientation sessions with the exception of Lighthouse School will take place onsite on the 25 August. Years 8 & 9 students will attend orientation sessions online on the 25-27 August and their in-person classes will not resume until 9 September. Creek and Spot Bay Primary School is on split sites and all students will all return to school on the 26 August.

Mrs. Tammy Banks-DaCosta, Acting Director of DES, commented further on the matter, “As it stands now, the decision to hold the new student orientations onsite. Any changes will be communicated by 19 August.”

2020 New Student Orientation Time Schedules

Primary Schools (25 August)


Date 

Time

School

Details

25 August

 

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Theoline L. McCoy Primary

All NEW primary school students must report on Orientation Day. Parents/guardians must attend.

 

Schools will communicate the online orientation times for Years 3, 4 & 5.

 

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Creek & Spot Bay Primary

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

East End Primary

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Edna M. Moyle Primary

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

George Town Primary

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

George Town Primary (All Year 6 students).

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Little Cayman Education Services

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Prospect Primary

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Red Bay Primary

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Savannah Primary

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sir. John A. Cumber Primary

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

West End Primary


The Lighthouse School

Date

Time

Activity

Details

24 & 25 August

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Online orientation for primary students (Years 1-6)

Orientation for students already on the register via zoom. 

Notification will be sent from the school directly to parents.

25 August

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Online orientation for secondary students (Years 7-12)

Orientation for students already on the register via zoom. 

Notification will be sent from the school directly to parents.

25 August

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Onsite orientation for all new students

Orientation meeting at LHS. Parents/Guardians to accompany their children.

26 August

8:00 AM

School reopens

For all current/previously enrolled and new students


John Gray High School (JGHS) and Clifton Hunter High School (CHHS)

Date

Time

Activity

Details

25 August

8:00 – 11:00 AM

Orientation for new and transfer students

Only new transfer students and not Year 7 students

26 August

8:00 AM – 2:50 PM

Year 7 orientation on campus

 

Year 8 orientation online

On-Site orientation for parents and students led by Deputy Principals and Academy Senior Leaders

Orientation via  Microsoft Teams

27 August

8:00 AM – 2:50 PM

Year 9 students orientation online

Year 10 students orientation on campus

Orientation via  Microsoft Teams

On-Site orientation led by Deputy Principals and Academy Senior Leaders

28 August

8:00 AM – 2:50 PM

Year 11 students orientation on campus

On-Site orientation led by Deputy Principals and Academy Senior Leaders

31 August

8:00 AM – 2:50 PM

Years 7, 10 and 11 resume lessons on campus

Years 8 and 9 resume lessons online.

First full day of classes for Years 7, 10, and

Online lessons via Microsoft Teams

9 September

8:00 AM – 2:50 PM

Full resumption of lessons on campus for all years.

Years 8 and 9 students resume on campus.

All students attend lesson on-site


Important* JGHS students being dropped off by bus or car must report to the gymnasium entrance and NOT the main school entrance until further notice.

Layman E. Scott Sr. High School (LSHS)

Date

Time

Activity

Details

24 August

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Orientation for Year 7 students

Parents and Year 7 students attend orientation session with SMT and Homeroom Tutors

24 August

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Orientation for UCCI Dual Entry & Vocational Studies students

SMT meets with students enrolled in the Dual Entry program and those re-sitting subjects (for course selection and registration)

25 August

10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Orientation for New/Transfer students

Orientation session with SMT for all new/transfer students

25 August

10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Online Orientation Years 8 & 9

Orientation via Microsoft Teams

26 August

8:00 AM

Distance Learning at home begins for students in Year 8 & 9

Live lessons via Microsoft Teams

26 August

8:00 AM

School reopens for Years 7, 10, 11 & Year 12 (Vocational Studies students)

31 August

8:00 AM

Classes begin for UCCI Dual Entry students

First day of classes for UCCI Dual Entry students

 

9 September

8:00 AMSchool reopens for students in Years 8 & 9

First day in the physical classroom


Cayman Islands Further Education Centre

Date

Time

Activity

Details

26 August

8:30 AM

Class introduction for Year 12 students

Students will come in based on the letter of their last name for consultation and guidance on choosing courses.

8:30 – 10:30 A-D

12:00 – 2:00 E-H

27 August

8:30 AM

Class introduction for Year 12 students

8:30 – 10:30 I-L

12:00 – 2:00 M-P

28 August

 

8:30 AM

Class introduction for Year 12 students

8:30 – 10:30 Q-T

12:00- 2:00 -U-Z

31 August

 

8:00 AM

Classes start for students.


Release of External Exam Results (electronically)

Dates

Year group

Exam Boards

27 August

Year 12

UK Boards (Cambridge, BTEC)

25 September

Year 12

CXC External Examinations

25 September

Year 11

CXC External Examinations


The complete 2020/2021 academic school calendar can be accessed on the DES website by visiting schools.edu.ky

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