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News from 2021-2022

Posted: December 8, 2021

Board Approves 2022-2023 Calendars

The first day of school for most APS students will be Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Schools on the extended school-year calendar will start two weeks earlier on Wednesday, July 27.

Teachers and school staff will start a week earlier than students:

  • Wednesday, August 3, for schools on the traditional calendar.
  • Wednesday, July 20, for schools on an extended-year calendar.

The only difference between the two calendars is the start date because the extended-year calendar provides an additional 10 days of instruction for students. All holidays and breaks are the same, as is the last day of school, May 25, 2023. 

As of now, APS has 20 elementary schools on the extended-year calendar: Armijo, Atrisco, Barcelona, Bellehaven, Bel-Air, Carlos Rey, Edward Gonzales, Emerson, Helen Cordero, Hawthorne, Kirtland, Kit Carson, Lavaland, Los Padillas, Lowell, Mountain View, Navajo, Pajarito, Tomasita, and Whittier. All other APS schools, including middle and high schools, are on a traditional calendar. 

Breaks in the 2022-2023 School Year

  • Fall Break: Schools will be closed for three days, from Thursday, October 6, through Monday, October 10, which is Indigenous Peoples' Day. 
  • Winter Break: Schools will be closed from Wednesday, December 21, through Tuesday, January 3, 2023, with teachers returning on Wednesday, January 4, for training and students returning on Thursday, January 5, for the beginning of the second semester.
  • Spring Break: Schools will be closed the week of March 20, preceded by elementary and middle school parent/teacher conferences on March 16 and 17.  

Similarities to Past Calendars    

The 2022-2023 calendars have several similarities to past calendars, including: 

  • A three-day Thanksgiving break for schools following two days of parent/teacher conferences for all grades in November 
  • A day off for Labor Day in September, Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, and Presidents' Day in February  
  • School closures for Election Day and Veterans Day in November
  • A two-day break for schools for the Vernal Holiday in April  

Both calendars were developed by a committee of principals, union representatives, and district administrators. The committee sought public input, which promoted some changes to the calendars presented to the Board of Education on December 8.  

2022-2023 Calendar At-A-Glance
Date Description
July 20, 2022 First day back for teachers and staff at schools on an extended-year calendar 
July 27, 2022  First Day of School for students at schools on an extended-year calendar 
August 3, 2022  First day back for teachers and staff at schools on a traditional calendar 
August 10, 2022 First Day of School for students at schools on a traditional calendar 
September 5, 2022 Labor Day (schools and offices closed)
October 6-7, 2022

Fall Break (schools closed)

October 10, 2022 Indigenous Peoples' Day (schools and offices closed October 10)
November 8, 2022 Election Day (schools closed)
November 11, 2022 Veterans Day (schools and offices closed)
November 21-22, 2022 Parent/Teacher Conferences for all grades
November 23-25, 2022 Thanksgiving Break (schools closed; offices closed Nov. 24-25)
December 21, 2022-January 3, 2023 Winter Break (schools closed; offices closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2)
January 4, 2023 Teacher training day (no school for students)
January 5, 2023 First Day of Second Semester (all schools)
January 16, 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools and offices closed)
February 20, 2023 Presidents' Day (schools and offices closed)
March 16-17, 2023 Parent/Teacher Conferences for Elementary and Middle Schools 
March 20-24, 2023 Spring Break (schools closed)
April 7 and 10, 2023 Vernal Holiday (schools closed; offices closed April 7)
May 15-20, 2023 Class of 2023 Graduation 
May 25, 2023 Last Day of School 
May 26, 30, 31 and June 1, 2023 Make-up days as needed 
May 29, 2023 Memorial Day (schools and offices closed)