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Posted: October 20, 2020

Seeking Input on Proposed 2021-2022 Calendar

APS is considering an August 11 start date for most students; the last day of school would be May 25.

The proposed 2021-2022 traditional school calendar has students returning to class on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. Teachers and school staff would return a week earlier on Aug. 4. Winter break would stretch from Dec. 20 through Jan. 3 for students, with teachers returning on Jan. 3, 2022, for training and planning. 

The second semester would start on Jan. 4, 2022. Spring break would be March 21-25, with parent/teacher conferences for students in all grades two days before on March 17 and 18. The last day of school would be Wednesday, May 25, 2022. 

The proposal for 2021-2022 has many similarities to past calendars, including a two-day fall break in October during the Balloon Fiesta, a three-day break at Thanksgiving, and time off for Labor Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Presidents Day. Schools also would be closed on Nov. 2 for Election Day, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. The proposed calendar closes schools for two days for the Vernal Holiday, April 15-18. 

Proposed 2021-2022 Traditional Calendar 

Students at schools with an extended school year would start five days earlier on July 28, 2021, and would end the school year five days later on June 2, 2022. All other breaks and holidays would be the same as the traditional calendar.  

Both proposed calendars were developed by a committee made up of principals, union representatives, and district administrators.

Students, families, and the community are encouraged to comment on the proposed calendar, which will go back to the committee and then to the Board of Education for final approval.

 Send comments and suggestions to . The deadline for submitting comments is Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.
Proposed 2021-2022 Traditional Calendar At-A-Glance
Date Description
Aug. 4, 2021 First day back for teachers, school staff
Aug. 11, 2021 First Day of School
Sept. 6 Labor Day (schools and offices closed)
Oct. 7-8 Fall Break (schools closed)
Nov. 2 Election Day (schools closed)
Nov. 11 Veterans Day (schools closed)
Nov. 22-23 Elementary and Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov. 24-26 Thanksgiving Break (schools closed; offices TBD)
Dec. 20-Jan. 3 Winter Break (schools closed; offices TBD)
Jan. 3, 2022 Teacher training day (no school for students)
Jan. 4, 2022 First Day of Second Semester
Jan. 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)
Feb. 21 Presidents Day (schools and offices closed)
March 17-18 Parent/Teacher Conferences for All Grades
March 21-25 Spring Break (schools closed)
April 15-18 Vernal Holiday (schools closed; offices closed April 15)
May 9-14 Class of 2022 Graduation 
May 25, 2022 Last Day of School 
May 26-27 Weather Make-Up Days 
May 30 Memorial Day (schools and offices closed)