Hitting Pause: JCSD Extends Thanksgiving Break

The Jefferson City School District is adding two more days to Thanksgiving Break this year


Olivia Kucsik

As the school year progresses, there is plenty of looming uncertainty for everyone. Parents, students, and teachers alike continue to combat COVID-19 across the district. In an official letter, released via Twitter on October 26, 2020, Dr. Larry Linthacum acknowledged providing “respite” for staff, students and their families by extending Thanksgiving break.

The original break, scheduled for November 25rd-27th, was approved by the Board of Education during their December 2019 meeting. Per Dr. Linthacum’s letter, the break now extends from the November 23rd-27th.

These additional days are intended to allow time for, “rest, refuel… and rejuvenation.”

Mr. Johnathan Lindquist, a business teacher at Capital City when asked the about extension was enthusiastic, “I’ll spend those additional two days with my Dad and son duck hunting, and work on my house. This break allows me to spend time on my hobbies, which for me is relaxing.”

Enjoy your break, Cavaliers!