Dr. David W. James, Superintendent

March 5, 2021

Dear APS Families:

Monday would normally be the most maligned day of the week. But not Monday, March 8 and Monday, March 15 at Akron Public Schools! In-person learning returns this coming Monday for students in kindergarten, first and second grades and the following Monday, March 15 for all other students.

Our teachers and staff are extremely excited to see the students again. We know the students are anxious to get back, as well. It has been a long 51 weeks.

In the meantime, we continue to work to iron out any wrinkles and take care of all details to make this transition as smooth as possible. We know you and all APS families are working hard, as well, to alter your schedules to make this big step.

There will most certainly be some bumps along the way. We ask everyone to remain patient and understanding as we travel this path together. Make sure to keep an eye on your APS family email inbox for important notices and messages.

David W. James, Ed.D.


Akron Public Schools

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Last Updated March 5, 2021

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Dates to Remember

March 8 First Day New Learning Model for K-2 & K-12 MD/AU Students

March 12, 2021 Instructional Improvement Day; no school for student

March 15 First Day New Learning Model for Preschool and 3-12 Students

April 2, 2021 Good Friday; schools and offices closed

April 5-9, 2021 Spring Break; no school for students

May 28, 2021 Last Day for Students in Grade 12

May 31, 2021 Memorial Day; schools and offices closed

June 3, 2021 Last Day for Students

June 4, 2021 Last Day for Teachers

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