The Cobb County School Calendar for the 2020 to 2021 school year begins on Monday, August 17, 2020 virtual only and ends on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  The start date is sixteen days later than last year, and the end date is six days later than last year.

Start Date Announced for Cobb’s Phased Model for Face-to-Face Instruction

Phased Plan:

  • Phase 1: All k-5 grade students will return for full-day instruction. ASP will also resume for students in face-to-face classrooms on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. All low incidence pre-K through 12th-grade special education students will be given a face-to-face classroom option during phase one. Phase one will begin on October 5, 2020.
  • Phase 2: All 6-8 grade students for full-day instruction. Phase two will tentatively begin on October 19, 2020.
  • Phase 3: All 9-12 grade students for full-day instruction. Phase three will tentatively begin on November 5, 2020.  This is a Thursday start date because of Election Day.

Wednesdays will continue to be reserved for individual and small group support, remotely.

School holidays:

  • First Day of School – August 3, 2020 Postponed 2 weeks, opened virtual only on August 17, 2020
  • Labor Day – September 7, 2020
  • Fall Break – September 28 – October 2, 2020
  • Phase 1 – October 5, 2020
  • Phase 2 – October 19, 2020 (subject to change)
  • Student Holiday/Staff Workday – November 3, 2020
  • Phase 3 – November 5, 2020 (subject to change)
  • Thanksgiving Holidays – November 23 – 27, 2020
  • Winter Holidays –  December 21, 2020 to January 5, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day – January 18, 2021
  • Winter Break – February 15 – 19, 2021
  • Spring Break – April 5 – 9, 2021
  • Last Day of School – May 26, 2021

School Calendar Guidelines and Notes:
State law requires that students are in school 180 days or its equivalent. Each year, school districts are given four “emergency days” they can use for a variety of purposes. Many districts have been building those days into their calendars.  In Cobb County, there are 178 days scheduled for students, and 188 days scheduled for teachers.  The first semester includes 88 school days and ends prior to Winter Holidays.  Second semester includes 90 school days, and ends prior to Memorial Day.  Fall Break begins on the fourth Monday in September.  Winter Break begins on the third Monday in February (Presidents Day).  Spring Break begins on the first Monday in April, providing consistency with other metro school systems.  The school year ends on a Wednesday to provide enough time to schedule graduation ceremonies.

Cobb County School Calendars:
Cobb County School Calendar 2020-2021
Cobb County School Calendar 2021-2022
Cobb County School Calendar 2022-2023
Previous years:
Cobb County School Calendar 2019-2020
Cobb County School Calendar 2018-2019
Cobb County School Calendar 2017-2018

Marietta City School Calendars:
Marietta City School Calendar 2020-2021
Marietta City School Calendar 2021-2022
Cobb County School Calendar 2022-2023
Previous years:
Marietta City School Calendar 2019-2020
Marietta City School Calendar 2018-2019
Marietta City School Calendar 2017-2018

Cobb County and Marietta City School Calendars
Cobb County Early Release Schedule
What day does Cobb County go back to school?
Cobb County and Marietta City Schools
List of Federal Holidays
Summer Camps
Private Schools


  1. When is Harrison High graduation scheduled next year in 2021? We will travel in and need to notify my employer now that I need to schedule time off.
    Thanks, Sandra White


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