Back to school: When do classes resume in Central Florida?

Schools across the region are deciding when to return to class amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And for some, that means starting later than originally scheduled.

Here’s a county breakdown on when schools in Central Florida are expected to resume classes for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, pending state approval:


Orange County

The first day of class for Orange County Public Schools has been moved up to Aug. 10, with all students learning on LaunchEd.

Face-to-face learning will follow for students who signed up for the option on Aug. 21.

OCPS families, as a follow-up to yesterday's announcement, here are some additional details as we prepare for the return...

Posted by Orange County Public Schools on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Read: State approves reopening plan for Orange County schools as survey shows most teachers want to work from home

Practice for fall athletics and marching band in Orange County Public Schools, which was set to begin Monday, have been postponed until further notice.

Osceola County

Osceola County Schools has approved postponing the start of its 2020-2021 school year by two weeks, to Aug. 24. Staff is set to return to work on Aug. 10.

Read: Osceola County approves penalties, fines for residents without face coverings in public

Seminole County

Earlier this month, Seminole County Public Schools approved a plan for the upcoming school year, which includes starting the school year on Aug. 17.

Brevard County

Brevard County Schools has postponed its first day of class to Aug. 24. Read more here.

Volusia County

Volusia County Schools voted to push the start of the school year from Aug. 17 to Aug. 31.

Read: Volusia County Schools discuss reopening plans

Marion County

The Marion County School Board approved a calendar that sets the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 24, for both traditional in-class learning and MCPSonline.

The district said masks will be required in places where social distancing cannot happen including in hallways, common areas and on the school bus.

Read: Despite spike in cases, Marion County has no plans for mask mandate

Polk County

Polk County has pushed its start date back to Aug. 24.

Click here to learn more.

Sumter County

Sumter County schools plans to reopen Aug. 24 with three learning options available for students. Click here for more information.

Flagler County

Flagler County school leaders announced they are pushing back the start date for students to Aug. 24. School was originally supposed to start Aug. 10.

Lake County

Lake County Schools has approved a plan for students to return to class on Aug. 24, and teachers to return on Aug. 10. The district has four options for families and students that you can find here. The deadline to choose an option is July 29.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.