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CALPADS Calendar for 2020–21

CALPADS Snapshot Collection Windows and Certification Deadlines

CALPADS Submission Census Day Primary Data Submitted Official Submission Window Certification Deadline Amendment Window
Fall 1 October 7, 2020

2020–20 (Census Day):

  • Enrollment counts
  • English language acquisition status
  • Immigrant Counts
  • Free/reduced-price meal-eligibility
  • Special Education

2019–20:

  • Dropouts

October 7, 2020 to
December 18, 2020

December 18, 2020 December 19, 2020
January 29, 2021
Fall 2 October 7, 2020
  • Student Course Enrollments
  • Staff Assignments and full-time equivalent (FTE)
  • English Learner Education Services

January 5, 2021
to
March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021 No Amendment Window:
Final Deadline is March 5, 2021
EOY* 1 N/A
  • Course Completion for Grades 7–12
  • CTE Participants, Concentrators, Completers
May 10, 2021
to
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021 to
August 27, 2021
EOY 2 N/A
  • Program Eligibility/Participation
  • Homeless Students
May 10, 2021
to
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021 to
August 27, 2021
EOY 3 N/A
  • Student Discipline
  • Cumulative Enrollment
  • Student Absence Summary
May 10, 2021
to
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021 to
August 27, 2021
EOY 4 N/A
  • Special Education
May 10, 2021
to
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021 July 31, 2021 to
August 27, 2021

*EOY: End of Year


Additional dates to note:

Academic Year Service Desk Holidays CALPADS Information Meeting (CIM)
2020–21

2020:
September 7; November 11, 26, 27; December 24, 25, 31

2021:
January 1, 18; February 8, 15; April 2; May 31

  • Fall 2020 CIM:
    October 13, 2020
  • Spring 2021 CIM:
    April 6, 2021
Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | calpads@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-6738
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 29, 2020
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