Chicago releases 2020-21 school calendar, says first day of school will be Sept. 8

Chicago Public School students will return to school next fall on Sept. 8, and the last day for students will be June 22, 2021, according to a proposed calendar for the next school year.

Chicago’s Board of Education will consider the calendar Wednesday.

Winter break would be Dec. 21 to Jan. 1,  and spring break would be from March 29 to April 2.

The start of school lines up with the Chicago tradition of starting after Labor Day. Labor Day falls late in the calendar this year on Sept. 7.

This year, students will start their summer break two days later than originally scheduled, to make up days lost during an 11-day teachers strike last fall. The district agreed to five makeup days; two of those are in June. The last day of school for students this school year is June 18.

The Chicago Park District recently released summer camp dates. Six-week day camps will go through July 31, with summer extension camps running through Aug. 14. But working parents still will have to search for options for activities and child care to fill in other days and times until school starts in September, a perennial issue for many families.

Find the full calendar below.