SPARTA, NJ – The new school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year was unanimously approved at the board of education meeting on Monday.

The first day of school will occur before Labor Day.  Doors will open for the year on August 31 for teachers and September 2 for students.  The last day of school is pegged at June 22, 2021.

The calendar published on the website before the meeting on Monday was not the final version.  The language regarding “Emergency Closing Days” was incorrect, as pointed out by member of the public Jennifer Hamilton.

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The correct version is now available for the public to see.  It says, “The Sparta Township Public Schools Board of Education reserves the right to change the calendar in response to extreme weather scenarios and other emergency situations that might arise during the course of the school year.”

School will be closed on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3

  • September 7 – Labor Day,
  • September 28 – Yom Kippur,
  • October 12 – Columbus Day,
  • November 3- Election Day,
  • November 4- Teacher In Service Day,
  • November 5 to 6 – NJEA Teacher’s Convention,
  • November 26 to 27 – Thanksgiving,
  • December 24-January 1 – Winter Break,
  • January 18 – Martin Luther King Day,
  • February 12 – Teacher In Service Day,
  • February 15 – President’s Day,
  • April 2 to 9- Spring Break,
  • May 31 – Memorial Day,
  • June 17 – Sparta Middle School Completion,
  • June 18 – Sparta High School Graduation,
  • June 22 – Last Day for Staff and Student

The calendar also has a number of early dismissal days built in.  

The next board of education meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.  This meeting will also be the Public Hearing for the budget