DeSoto County Schools delays first day of classes

DeSoto County Schools delays first day of classes

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — DeSoto County Schools is delaying the start of the school year, according to the email that was sent to parents.

The school year was originally slated to start on August 6. But, it will now be on August 10.

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Below is a copy of the email:

“The 2020-2021 school calendar has been revised. Two additional staff development days have been added at the beginning of the school year. Here are the changes for students:

  • Monday, August 10th: First Day of School for Students - Students were originally scheduled to begin on Thursday, August 6th.
  • Tuesday, November 3rd: Distance Learning Day - This day was originally scheduled as a staff development day. Instead of this day being a student holiday, students will work from home. By completing assignments, students will be counted as present for the school day. More details about assignments will be given to students in the days leading up to November 3rd.
  • Tuesday, May 25th: Last Day of School for Students - This day was originally listed on the calendar as a potential make-up day.”