I am aware that the holidays are approaching, but you may want to know that the Howard County Board of Education has approved the 2020–21 academic calendar. The next school year will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, for students and on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, for school staff. Winter break is scheduled for Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, 2021. Spring Break will run from April 2 through April 9, 2021. The last day of school is scheduled for June 10, 2021. Now you can make your plans for summer vacation.