Mentor Calendar 2021-22

See below for key program dates and school closures when Read Ahead will not be in session. Also included is a monthly theme, which will be explored with your Program Coordinator through a fun icebreaker, book recommendations, or special activity. 

This calendar was last updated on Monday, October 25, 2021. Dates are subject to change and mentors will be notified as soon as possible if schedules need to change.  To download a pdf copy, please click here.

November 2021 Read Ahead Sessions Begin

Each match will begin 1:1 program sessions between the week of November 1st and the week of November 8th. Your Program Coordinator will confirm your start date. 

  • Wed. November 3 – Thurs. November 4: K-8 Parent Teacher Conferences, No Read Ahead
  • Thurs. November 11: Schools closed for Veterans Day, No Read Ahead
  • Weds. November 24: No Read Ahead
  • Thurs. November 25 – Fri. November 26: Schools closed for Thanksgiving Recess, No Read Ahead
  • Sat. November 27: No Read Ahead

December 2021 Gratitude & Joy Month, Hispanic Heritage Month*

  • Fri. December 24 – Fri, December 31: Schools closed for Winter Recess, No Read Ahead

*Hispanic Heritage Month is typically celebrated from Wednesday, September 15th – Friday, October 15th; however, due to the program launch timeline, we were unable to celebrate with Read Ahead matches. Program Coordinators will share some resources for you to engage with your mentee.

January 2021 National Mentoring Month

  • Wed. January 5: Read Ahead Program Sessions Resume
  • Mon. January 17: Schools closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No Read Ahead

February 2021 Black History Month

  • Tues. February 1: Schools closed for Lunar New Year, No Read Ahead
  • Mon. February 21 – Fri. February 25: Schools closed for Midwinter Recess
  • Sat. February 26: No Read Ahead

March 2021 Women’s History Month

  • Wed. March 2 – Thurs. March 3: K-8 Evening Parent Teacher Conferences, No Read Ahead
  • Tues. March 29 – Thurs. Match 31: Read Ahead may be cancelled due to ELA testing; Program Coordinator will share any scheduling modifications

April 2021 Earth & Environmental Awareness Month

  • Fri. April 15 – Fri. April 22: Schools closed for Spring Recess, No Read Ahead
  • Sat. April 23: No Read Ahead 
  • Tues. April 26 – Thurs. April 28: Read Ahead may be cancelled due to math testing; Program Coordinator will share any scheduling modifications

May 2021 Asian American Pacific Islander Month

  • Mon. May 2: Schools closed for Eid Al-Fitr, No Read Ahead
  • Mon. May 30: Schools closed for Memorial Day, No Read Ahead

June 2021 Final week of Read Ahead Sessions are June 6 – June 10, 2022 

  • Thurs. June 9: Schools closed for Anniversary Day/Chancellor’s Conference Day for teachers* (No Read Ahead)
  • Mon. June 6 – Sat. June 11: Final week of Read Ahead sessions

*If you are participating in Read Ahead sessions on Thursdays, your final session will be on Thursday, June 2, 2022. 

*Note: Testing schedules vary by school and may include other dates from April-June. Program Coordinators will inform mentors of any schedule changes as soon as Read Ahead is made aware of them!

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