School dates in Spain for year 2020 and 2021 departure close and Christmas - holy week
The difficulty of the school year in Spain that will now be certain to be punctuated by covid - 19 or commonly called Coronavirus.
In the official bulletin, the holidays as well as the start and end of the 2020 - 2021 school year are already planned.
But we will see that depending on the communities, the rules and scenarios can be changed at the last minute by very different methods between normal, remote or even part-time recovery, for example.
The dates of the start and end of the 2020-2021 school year in Spain
|Autonomous communities in Spain||Nursery and primary||Colleges and High Schools|
|Andalusia||September 10 to June 22||September 15 to June 22|
|Aragon||September 7 and 8 to June 18||September 8 and 10 to June 22|
|Asturias||September 10 to June 21||September 14 to June 23|
|Balearic Islands||September 10 to June 22||September 10 to June 22|
|Canary Islands||September 15 to June 23||September 16 to June 23|
|Cantabria||September 7 to June 22||September 10 to June 25|
|Castile la Mancha||September 9 to June 18||September 9 to June 18|
|Castile and Leon||September 9 to June 23||September 14 to June 23|
|Catalonia||September 14 to June 22||September 14 to June 22|
|Ceuta||September 10 to June 22||September 10 to June 22|
|Community of Valencia||September 7 to June 23||September 7 to June 23|
|Extremadura||September 10 to June 18||September 10 and 11 to June 18|
|Galicia||September 10 to June 22||September 16 to June 22|
|La Rioja||September 7 to June 22||September 7 to June 22|
|Madrid||September 7 to June 23||September 7 to June 23|
|Melilla||September 10 to June 22||September 10 to June 22|
|Murcia||September 7 and 10 to June 17 and 25||September 10 and 18 to June 16 and 24|
|Navarre||September 4 and 7 to June 21 and 22||September 4 and 7 to June 21 and 22|
|Basque Country||September 7 to June 18||September 7 to June 18|
As you will notice, the start dates for this year are slightly advanced compared to usual, almost everywhere except in Catalonia where the recovery will take place in mid September for all school levels (coronavirus?).
The dates of the school holidays in Spain for 2020 and 2021
|Autonomous communities in Spain||Christmas 2020 and kings' celebrations 2021||Holy Week 2021|
|Andalusia||December 23 to January 6||March 27 to April 4|
|Aragon||December 23 to January 6||March 27 to April 5|
|Asturias||December 23 to January 8||March 27 to April 5|
|Balearic Islands||December 23 to January 7||April 1 to 11|
|Canary Islands||December 23 to January 7||March 27 to April 4|
|Cantabria||December 23 to January 8||April 1 to 11|
|Castile la Mancha||December 23 to January 7||March 27 to April 4|
|Castile and Leon||December 23 to January 10||March 26 to April 5|
|Catalonia||December 22 to January 7||March 27 to April 5|
|Ceuta||December 23 to January 7||March 27 to April 4|
|Community of Valencia||December 23 to January 6||March 27 to April 12|
|Extremadura||December 23 to January 8||March 27 to April 5|
|Galicia||December 23 to January 7||March 27 to April 5|
|La Rioja||December 23 to January 8||April 1 to 11|
|Madrid||December 23 to January 8||March 27 to April 5|
|Melilla||December 23 to January 7||March 27 to April 5|
|Murcia||December 24 to January 6||March 27 to April 4|
|Navarre||December 23 to January 8||April 1 to 11|
|Basque Country||December 24 to January 6||April 1 to 5|
Many are waiting to go to see Holy Week 2021 in Spain which in most major cities is spectacular events throughout a crazy week.
Of course these dates will be more than certainly respected, however will the festivities take place, we have doubts, this year like last year apart from health changes (vaccines, exhaustion of the epidemic), the Holy week should be canceled everywhere but not the holidays.
As for the parades of the Three Kings, it will certainly take place everywhere but with maximum security, especially with the spectacular and very popular parade in Madrid.
The assumptions for the resumption of classes in 2020 and the school year in 2020 and 2021
4 Major scenarios stand out in most of the Autonomous Communities, because the school measures will certainly be taken at the local level.
Normal resumption of lessons
This means that the virus is under control, this hypothesis will affect only a few parts of Spain at the start of the year.
The online school
This requires equipment, and parents' time, but online courses are planned for all or part of 2020 and 2021 for the different school levels in Spain or regular meetings, especially online with the teachers in case the virus leads to generalized confinement or the following hypothesis is followed for part-time at school.
This scenario is planned in order to make classes less populated in order to reduce the risks of contamination and to better control the students and the groups, a maximum of 20 students is planned with distances of 1.5 meters, but that tell kindergarten children who will have a hard time respecting the safety instructions.
One can imagine half a class on Monday and Tuesday and the other on Thursday and Friday with class disinfection at midweek and on weekends. This can of course be arranged differently depending on the autonomous communities of Spain.
It will no doubt even be possible to intervene at the local level in the event of the emergence of new cases.
The COVID-19 special school in Spain
This is a mixture of all the other assumptions:
Encouragement of online courses and individual online help from teachers.
Presence on demand for certain pupils with difficulties in certain subjects.
Campaigns of confined courses to remain in small groups are also envisaged throughout the year.