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Columbus Public Schools Pushes Back Start Date

COLUMBUS- Columbus Public Schools has announced an amended calendar for the upcoming school year. 

Columbus Public Schools will begin school for all students on August 24. This is a change from the original start date of August 12. CPS says the new calendar will allow staff time to prepare for the unknown consequences of COVID-19 and the potential of another shutdown by state and local health officials under their regular contractual agreement. Like previous calendars, students will have different starting dates and times. Kindergarten students will be split in half and each half will attend either August 17 or August 18. Their first day together will be August 24. High School students will begin their orientation on August 21.

Middle School students will begin their orientation on August 24, and Grades 1-4 will begin on the 24.


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