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New Quadmester Dates for Grades 9-12
New Quadmester Dates for Grades 9-12
Posted on 11/02/2020

Dear UCDSB Parents and Guardians,

As you are aware, for the 2020-2021 school year, there will be no final exams for secondary students (Grades 9-12) at the end of each quadmester. Instead, student grades will be solely based on the specific learning activities and assignments completed during each course. This change was the outcome of new flexibility given to school boards from the Ministry of Education to adjust secondary evaluation processes to reflect the realities that come with learning and attending school during the uncertainties of a pandemic.

The days that were reserved for exams will now be instructional days. To provide a greater balance of instructional days in each quadmester, the start and end dates of each segment had to be adjusted.
Please note, these quadmester date changes apply to all secondary students, including those who are learning remotely.

Here is a summary of the changes. The full calendar can also be found here. or downloaded here.


Previous Dates

New dates

Quadmester 1

Sept. 11, 2020 to Nov. 16, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020 to Nov. 10, 2020

Quadmester 2

Nov. 17, 2020 to Feb. 4, 2021

Nov. 11, 2020 to Jan. 29, 2021

Quadmester 3

Feb. 5, 2021 to Apr. 20, 2021

Feb.1, 2021 to Apr. 19, 2021

Quadmester 4

Apr. 21, 2021 to June 28, 2021

Apr. 20, 2021 to June 28, 2021


Students may see that teachers need to change due dates or course requirements. If any changes to assignments are necessary, teachers will inform their students.

If you have any questions about the new dates for the quadmesters, please contact your school directly.

Thank you,
UCDSB Communications & Relationship Management Dept.
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