Our Year Round Sabbath Schedule: Homeschool 2020-21

Wow! In one week we start school! We always have a soft opening the week after the 4th of July. Starting sooner than usual allows us to take a lot of breaks throughout the year and not get burnt out. It gets pretty hot in the south by July, so the kids are usually indoors more anyways. Though we still allow them to pause school to play with friends. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We school year round and follow a “sabbath schedule” of 6 weeks on, 1 week off for rest with a bigger 6 week break during the holidays and again during the summer. Our holiday break runs from Thanksgiving to New Years and our summer break runs from Memorial Day to Independence Day. This schedule gives us 3 – 6 week sessions in the first semester and another 3 in the second which equals 36 weeks total. We do school 5 days a week so those 36 weeks meets the required 180 days of attendance.

This schedule also works out that we are off during all three of my kiddos birthdays during our long breaks since I have all summer and holiday babies. My math nerd brain loves how seamlessly the weeks work out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Our sabbath schedule for 2020/2021:

First Semester:

First 6 weeks: July 6 โ€“ August 14

*Back to School break/Start Co-Op

Second 6 weeks: August 24 โ€“ October 2

*Fall break

Third 6 weeks: October 12 โ€“ November 20

*Holiday break for 6 weeks

Second Semester: 

First 6 weeks: January 4 โ€“ February 12

*Presidentโ€™s Day break

Second 6 weeks: February 22 โ€“ April 2

*Easter break

Third 6 weeks: April 12 โ€“ May 21

*Summer break for 6 weeks


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