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2019 – 2020 Class Dates

During 2019 – 2020, OTA is offering three trimesters that last 10 weeks each.

With that said, some classes go more than one trimester.  Please make sure you look at the class description as well as on the class syllabi to the length of the class:  10 week, 20 weeks or 30 weeks.  Additionally, please note what semester it will be offered:  Fall, Winter and Spring.   If you have any questions regarding class dates, please ask us at admin@opeontentacademy.com.  Please make note of these details.

Open Tent Academy attempts to provide all major holidays for the three primary religions off.   This year the Jewish High Holidays fall out in mid-October; therefore, you will notice a fall break (vacation for all) in October.  Because of the dates, teachers will provide the students with an assignment and/or project during this time off.   During 2019 – 2020, Eid al-Fitr falls out on May 23 and 24, which is a Saturday and a Sunday, not affecting the school calendar.   Eid al-Adha falls out during the summer months so we do not have to skip those days during the school year.  Finally, students do not have classes during the Thanksgiving, Christmas,  New Year, Easter/Passover holidays to make sure all our students, who celebrate those days, have time off.

If you are taking Eva Goldstein-Meola’s IEW classes, as always, these classes run 14 class meetings, every other week (except for holidays), A week or B week.  We begin in late August.  Please note at the BOTTOM of this page the IEW dates for Eva Goldstein-Meola’s IEW classes.

As you can imagine, creating a schedule to guarantee that those who celebrate a major religious holiday has a day off is quite a task.  We work very hard at this.  If I have overlooked something, please email me personally at eva@opententacademy.com so I can include it in future schedules.

Fall 2019

Class One – Week of September 9

Class Two – Week of September 16

Class Three – Week of September 23

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TEACHERS WILL PROVIDE THE STUDENTS WITH A PROJECT OR EXTENDED ASSIGNMENT DURING THIS BREAK.

Class Four – Week of October 28

Class Five – Week of November 4

Class Six – Week of November 11

Class Seven – Week of November 18

Class Eight – Week of December 2

Class Nine – Week of December 9

Class Ten – Week of December 16

Fall Make Up Week (if needed by a teacher) – Week of January 6

Winter 2020

Class One – Week of January 13

Class Two – Week of January 20

Class Three – Week of January 27

Class Four – Week of February 3

Class Five – Week of February 10

Class Six – Week of February 17

Class Seven – Week of February 24

Class Eight – Week of March 2

Semester Break (Catch up Week) – Teachers may use to reschedule a class.

Class Nine – Week of March 16

Class Ten – Week of March 23

Winter Make Up Week (if needed by teacher) – Week of March 30

Spring 2020

Class One – Week of April 20

Class Two – Week of April 27

Class Three – Week of May 4

Class Four – Week of May 11

Class Five – Week of May 18

Class Six – Week of May 25

Class Seven – Week of June 1

Class Eight – Week of June 8

Class Nine – Week of June 15

Class Ten – Week of June 22

Spring Make Up Week (if needed by teacher) – Week of June 29

Eva Goldstein-Meola’s IEW Writing Classes – A Week Schedule

Please make sure you look at if your class meets on Monday OR Tuesday.

Class One – August 26 or 27

Class Two – September 16 or 17

Class Three – October 28 or 29

Class Four – November 11 or 12

Class Five – December 2 or 3

Class Six – December 16 or 17

Class Seven – January 13 or 14

Class Eight – January 27 or 28

Class Nine – February 10 or 11

Class Ten – February 24 or 25

Class Eleven – March 16 or 17

Class Twelve – March 30 or 31

Class Thirteen – May 4 or 5

Class Fourteen – May 18 or 19

Make Up Week (if needed) – June 1 or 2


Eva Goldstein-Meola’s IEW Writing Classes – B Week Schedule

Please make sure you look at if your class meets on Monday OR Tuesday.

Class One – September 9 or 10

Class Two – September 23 or 24

Class Three – November 4 or 5

Class Four – November 18 or 19

Class Five – December 9 or 10

Class Six – January 6 or 7

Class Seven – January 20 or 21

Class Eight – February 3 or 4

Class Nine – February 17 or 18

Class Ten – March 2 or 3

Class Eleven – March 23 or 24

Class Twelve – April 20 or 21

Class Thirteen – May 11 or 12

Class Fourteen – May 25 or 26

Make Up Class (if needed) – June 8 or 9