College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Academic Calendar 2020-2021

121st Academic Year

Holton-Arms is a non-sectarian school that values the rich diversity of our community. The School encourages its members to honor their religious commitments that fall on school days. For that reason, all absences for religious observance are automatically recorded as excused. Holton asks students to communicate their needs openly and expects faculty to support students and their religious beliefs and practices. (For more information please see the Student Handbook in the Veracross Portal)

The calendar below was developed in collaboration with the Director of Diversity, Wellbeing, and Global Education, the Assistant Director of Lower School, the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Parents Association, and the Common Threads Parent/Guardian Affinity Groups. It includes major religious/non-religious observances of members of our Holton community. 

The Holton Community Calendar
AUGUST 2021
M 23 US Athletics Pre-season Begins
SEPTEMBER
Th 2 All-School Convocation* (11 a.m.)
Th & F
2 & 3
New Student Orientations (details TBA)
M 6 Labor Day (school closed)
T 7 Rosh Hashanah (school closed)
W 8 First Day of School
Th 9 US Back-to-School Night
Th 16 Yom Kippur (school closed)
Th 23 MS Back-to-School Night
Th 30 LS Back-to-School Night
OCTOBER
F 8 Fall Break (school closed)
M 11

Fall Break/Indigenous Peoples Day/Professional Day (no classes)

T 12 Asynchronous Day
NOVEMBER
Th & F
11&12
Parent-Teacher Conferences (US attends)
T 23

Dismissal for Break (LS Noon; MS/US 3:30 p.m.)

24-28 Thanksgiving Break (school closed)
DECEMBER
F 10 LS Noon Dismissal (Applicant Visit Day)
F 17 Dismissal for Break (LS noon, MS/US 3:30)
20-1/3 Winter Break (school closed)
JANUARY 2022
T 4 Classes Resume
F 14 LS Applicant Visit Day (no LS classes)
M 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (campus closed)
F 21 MS Applicant Visit Day (no MS classes)
FEBRUARY
F 18 Professional Day (no classes)
M 21 Presidents Day (school closed)
MARCH
Th & F
3&4
LS/MS Parent-Teacher Conferences
Th 17 Dismissal for Spring Break 3:30 p.m.
18-28 Spring Break (Offices open 3/18; school closed 21-28)
T 29 Classes Resume
APRIL
F 15 Asynchronous Day
MAY
T 3 Eid al-Fitr (school closed)
F 27 All-School noon dismissal
M 30 Memorial Day (school closed)
JUNE
M 6 MS Professional Day; Grs.11&12 Lunch
  Gr 12 Commencement Rehearsal
T 7 LS Noon Dismissal for Summer Break
W 8 MS/US Class Day / Dismissal for Summer Break
F 9 Commencement

 

SEPTEMBER:

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) 
Paryushan Parva (September 4- September 11, 2021)
Labor Day (September 6, 2021)
Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown September 6 & concludes at sundown September 8, 2021)
Yom Kippur (begins at sundown September 15 & ends at sundown 16, 2021)
Mexican Independence Day (September 16, 2021)
Sukkot (September 20-27)
Mid-autumn Festival (September 21, 2021) 
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah (September 28 & 29)
 
OCTOBER:

LGBTQIA+ History Month
Mental Awareness Week (October 5-9, 2021)
National Coming Out Day, October 11 (2021)
International Day of the Girl Child (October 11, 2021)
Indigenous People’s Day (October 11, 2021)
Eid Milad un-Nabi, celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (October 18-19, 2021)
International Pronouns Day (October 20, 2021)
 
NOVEMBER:
Native American Heritage Month
Diwali (November 4, 2021)
The anniversary of birth of The Báb (November 6, 2021)
The anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh (November 7, 2021)
Veterans Day (November 11, 2021)
Thanksgiving Day (November 25, 2021)
Hanukkah (November 28-December 6, 2021)   
 
DECEMBER:
World AIDs Day (December 1, 2021)
Bodhi Day (December 8 ,2021)
Winter Solstice (December 21, 2021)
Christmas Day (December 25, 2021)
Kwanzaa (December 26-January 1, 2021/2022)

2022
JANUARY:
New Year's Day 
Makar Sankranti (January 14, 2022)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 17, 2022)
International Day of Racial Healing (January 18, 2022)
Mahayana New Year (three days from the sighting of the first full moon ~January 18-20, 2022)
Holocaust Remembrance (January 27, 2022)
 
FEBRUARY:
Black History Month
Lunar New Year- (February 1, 2022)
Vasanta Panchami (February 5, 2022)
Parinirvana Day (February 15, 2022)
Washington’s Birthday (February 21, 2022
Ayyám-i-Há   (February 25-March 1, 2022)
Maha Shivaratri (February 28, 2022)

MARCH
National Women’s History Month
Developmental Disability Month
Gender Equality Month
Mardi Gras (March 1, 2022)
Ash Wednesday (March 2, 2022)
Tibetan New Year (March 3, 2022)
International Women’s Day (March 8, 2022)
Purim (March 16-17, 2022)
Shab-e-Barat (March 18-19, 2022)
Holi (March 19, 2022)
Naw-Rúz (March 20, 2022)
Norooz/Persian New Year (March 21-March 22, 2022)
International Transgender Day of Visibility (March 31, 2022)
 
APRIL:
National Arab Heritage Month
Chaitra Navratri (April 2-11, 2022)
Ramadan (April 2-May 1, 2022)
National Day of Silence for LGBTQ (April 8, 2022)
Ayambil Oli (April 8-15, 2022)
Mahavir Jayanti (April 14, 2022)
Good Friday (April 15, 2022)
Passover (April 15-April 23, 2022)
Easter (April 17, 2022)
First Day of Ridván (April 20, 2022)
Earth Day (April 22, 2022)
Orthodox Easter Sunday (April 24, 2022)
Yom HaShao/Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 27-28, 2022)
Ninth Day of Ridván (April 29, 2022)
Laylat al-Qadr, 27th Day of Ramadan (April 29, 2022)
 
MAY:
AAPI Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
Twelfth Day of Ridván (May 1, 2022)
Beltane (May 1, 2022)
Eid al-Fitr (May 2-3, 2022)
Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2022)
Wesak/Buddha Day/Visakha Puja (May 15, 2022)
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (May 17, 2022)
The Declaration of the Báb (May 24, 2022)
Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh (May 29, 2022)
Memorial Day (May 30, 2022)

JUNE:
LGBTQIA Pride Month
Immigrant Heritage Month
Shavuot (June 4-6, 2022)
Juneteenth (June 19, 2022)
Summer Solstice (June 21, 2022)
 
JULY:
Independence Day (July 4, 2022) 
International Non-binary Peoples Day (July 14, 2022)  
Nelson Mandela International Day (July 18, 2022)
International Day of Friendship (July 30, 2022)