2019-20 Academic Calendar

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August
5-8 Monday – Thursday Teachers’ Orientation (Work Week)
6 Tuesday New Parents & Students Receptions
Lower School Grades 1-4 – 9:00 a.m.
Middle School – 11:00 a.m.
Upper School – 10:00 a.m.
7 Wednesday Parent Meetings: Grade 1 at 8:30 a.m., K5 at 9:00 a.m.
7 Wednesday Tea Parties: K3-9:45 a.m., K4 – 10:45 a.m.
7 Wednesday Parent Meetings: K3 – 4:00 p.m., K4 – 5:00 p.m.
7 Wednesday Parent Fair, Activities Sign Up: 1:00—2:30 p.m. in Cafeteria, 4:00—6:00 p.m. in Preschool Gym
7 Wednesday Welcome Back Visit for Students and Parents: Lower School Grades K4-5, 1:00—2:30 p.m.
7 Wednesday Welcome Back Visit for Students and Parents: Middle School Grades 5-8, 2:30—3:30 p.m.
8 Thursday First Day of School for Upper School, 8:30—11:45 a.m.
8 Thursday Grade 9 Welcome Lunch
9 Friday First Full Day of School,
Grades 7-12 8:15 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
9 Friday First Full Day of School,
Grades K5-6 8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
9 Friday First Full Day of School: Grade K3, 8:15—11:45 a.m.
Grade K4, 8:15 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Half Day K4, 8:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m.
Half Day K5, 8:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m.
9 Friday After School Begins: K3-Grade 8, 3:00—5:45 p.m.
10 Saturday A Blue and White Night, Country Club of Jackson, 7:00—10:00 p.m
13 Tuesday Nineteenth Annual All Sports Night at 6:00 p.m.
19 Monday JA Inc., Corporate Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
20 Tuesday Lower School Back to School Night: Grades 1-2 at 5:30 p.m., Grades 3-4 at 6:00 p.m.
26 Monday Upper School Back to School Night, 6:00—7:00 p.m.
26 Monday Middle School Back to School Night in PAC: Grade 7 at 5:15 p.m., Grade 8 at 6:15 p.m.
27 Tuesday Middle School Back to School Night in PAC: Grade 5 at 5:15 p.m., Grade 6 at 6:15 p.m.
September
2 Monday Labor Day Holiday (no school or After School)
3 Tuesday Staff Development Day (no school or After School)
7 Saturday Uniform Exchange (Drop-off days, Sept. 5-6)
18 Wednesday College Fair at JA, 12:30—2:00 p.m.
October
11 Friday First Term Ends
11 Friday Homecoming
14 Monday Fall Holiday (no school, After School held 7:30 a.m.—5:45 p.m.)
16 Wednesday PSAT: Grades 8, 9, 10, and 11
Grades 8-11 will be dismissed after the test; no school for Grade 12.
22 Tuesday JA Carnival (After School closes at 4:30 p.m.)
26-28 Friday – Monday JA Musical
28 Monday Preschool, Lower and Middle School (Grades 5-6) Parent Conferences (no school or After School)
November
21 Thursday All School Early Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.; After School for K3-6 only, 11:45—5:45 p.m.
22-29 Friday–Friday Thanksgiving Holidays (no school); After School: Friday, 11/22-Tuesday, 11/26, 7:30 a.m.—5:45 p.m.
No After School on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, November 27-29
December
5 Thursday K3, K4, and K5 Christmas Open House, 5:00—6:30 p.m.
16-19 Monday-Thursday Middle (Grades 7 and 8) and Upper School Exams
19-20 Thursday-Friday Christmas Holidays dismissal:
K3-6 at 12:15 p.m.

Christmas After School schedule: 7:30 a.m.—5:45 p.m.
EXCEPT: No After School Dec. 24-Dec. 26, Dec. 31-Jan. 1
January
6 Monday Students Report Back to School
20 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no school or After School)
31 Friday Early Dismissal, All 7-12 at 12:00 p.m. (JA Showchoir Invitational)
31 Friday JA Showchoir Invitational January 31-February 1
February
3 Monday Priority Re-Enrollment Deadline
11 Tuesday National Jr. Honor Society Induction at 8:30 a.m.; National Honor Society Induction at 9:45 a.m.
17 Monday Winter Holiday (no school, After School held 7:30 a.m.—5:45 p.m.)
28 Friday First Grade Grandparent’s Day
March
5 Thursday Third Term Ends
5 Thursday Early Dismissal All K3-12 at 11:45 a.m.; Staff Development (no After School)
6-13 Friday-Friday Spring Break (no school, After School held 7:30 a.m.—5:45 p.m.)
April
4 Saturday Prom
7 Tuesday Cum Laude Society Induction at 9:45 a.m.
10-13 Friday–Monday Easter Holiday (no school); no After School on Friday, After School 7:30 a.m.—5:45 p.m. on Monday
17 Friday Field Day, Grades 1-6 dismissed at 12:15 p.m.; After School held 12:15 p.m.—5:45 p.m.
21 Tuesday Upper School Awards Day at 9:45 a.m.
May
11 Monday Middle School Awards Day – 9:45 a.m.
15 Friday Senior Graduation, CUMC – 7:00 p.m.
18-19 Monday–Tuesday K3-6 dismissal at 12:15 p.m.; After School until 5:45 p.m.
18-20 Monday–Wednesday Middle (Grades 7 and 8) and Upper School Exams
20-22 Wednesday–Friday No After School
21 Thursday Last Day for Teachers
26 Tuesday After School Summer Program Begins 7:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m.