2020-21 School Calendar Changes, Final Report Card Details Released

SMITHFIELD – Johnston County Public Schools late-Friday released the 2020-2021 school calendar.  The calendar meets Senate Bill 704 requirements, which was signed into law this month as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The school board adopted the revised calendar which has adjusted the first instructional day for students as August 17, 2020, as required by the Senate Blll, rather than the original start date of August 24, 2020. Also, this revised calendar includes five remote learning days for students as mandated. A copy of the calendar is available here.

Final Report Cards
Due to the COVID-19 school closure, printed copies of report cards will not be distributed this year as in year’s past. All final reporting documents will be available beginning June 10 and will include promotion/retention status.

For students in grades 6 and higher, a final report card will be generated electronically in Powerschool. Parents will log into the parent portal to view the report card.

Students in grades K-5 will not receive a report card. Instead, parents will receive a feedback form via email regarding learning from the full academic year using the email address provided to the school in the JCPS parent portal. Parents should contact the school if you need a printed copy of the report card or feedback.

For additional details regarding end-of-year grading and reporting for all grades, please visit the JCPS Remote Learning page on the district website.

As the summer progresses, JCPS will provide more specific information regarding remote learning days within next year’s calendar, as well as the opening of the new school year with the guidance from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and state and local officials.