All in-class instruction suspended (March 17th, 2020)

Under the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, the Minister of Education has suspended in-class instruction in all schools until further notice.

Proposed 2020/2021 School Calendar

The Greater Victoria School District welcomes your feedback on the proposed calendar for the 2020/21 school year.

The district school calendar highlights non-instructional days, vacation breaks, school openings and last day of classes. The proposed calendar for the upcoming school year puts forward the following for consideration:

  • First day of classes on September 8, 2020
  • Last day of classes before Winter Break – Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Schools re-open after Winter Break – Monday, January 4, 2021
  • Last day of classes before Spring Break – Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Schools re-open after Spring Break – Monday, March 29, 2021
  • Last day of classes for students on June 24, 2021

See full proposed calendar below

The Greater Victoria School District has collaborated with neighbouring districts in Saanich (School District #63) and Sooke (School District #62) to align calendar dates, including spring and winter breaks, as much as possible.

All feedback can be directed to Communications & Community Engagement, by email:

The deadline for feedback is on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 4 pm. The calendar will be finalized and posted on the District website in April 2020.

2020/2021 Proposed School Calendar 
Professional Development Days:
(Non-instructional days)
Monday, September 28, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020 (Province wide)
Friday, November 20, 2020
Friday, February 12, 2021
Friday, May 21, 2021
One additional day with date to be chosen by each school
School Opening DayTuesday, September 8, 2020
ThanksgivingMonday, October 12, 2020
Remembrance DayWednesday, November 11, 2020
Last day of class before Winter vacationFriday, December 18, 2020
Winter vacationDecember 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021
Schools re-open after Winter vacationMonday, January 4, 2021
Family DayMonday, February 15, 2021
Last day of class before Spring vacationFriday, March 12, 2021
Spring vacationMarch 15, 2021 to March 26, 2021
Schools re-open after Spring vacationMonday, March 29, 2021
Good FridayFriday, April 2, 2021
Easter MondayMonday, April 5, 2021
Victoria DayMonday, May 24, 2021
Last days of school for studentsThursday, June 24, 2021
Administrative Day and School ClosingFriday, June 25, 2021


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