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News from 2021-2022

Posted: August 9, 2021

Welcome Back APS

The first day of school for most of APS is Wednesday, Aug. 11. Share your back-to-school photos on social media using the hashtag #WelcomeBackAPS.

The first day of school for the 20 APS elementary schools on an extended-year calendar was Wednesday, Aug. 4: 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. 

These school communities chose to add 10 days to their school year, five days at the beginning of the traditional year, and five days at the end. Their last day of school will be Thursday, June 2. 

The last day of school for all other schools is Wednesday, May 25, 2022. 

Holidays and breaks are the same for all APS schools.  

2021-2022 Important Dates

First semester holidays, breaks, and conferences
Labor Day  Sept. 6 Schools and 
offices closed
Fall Break Oct. 7-8 Schools closed
Election Day Nov. 2 Schools closed
Veterans Day Nov. 11 Schools closed
Parent / Teacher Conferences Nov. 22-23 No classes
for students
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 24-26 Schools closed (offices closed Nov. 25-26)
Winter Break Dec. 20-31 Schools closed (offices closed Dec. 22-31)
Second semester holidays, breaks, and conferences
Teacher Training 

Jan. 3, 2022 

No classes for students 
First Day of
Second Semester

Jan. 4, 2022

All schools 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 17 Schools and offices closed 
President's Day Feb. 21 Schools closed
Elementary & Middle
School Parent /
Teacher Conferences
March 17-18 No classes for
elementary and
middle school
Spring Break March 21-25 Schools closed
Vernal Holiday April 15-18 Schools closed (offices closed April 15)
Graduation Week May 9-14 Congratulations
APS Grads!
Last day of school
  • Traditional Calendar: May 25, 2022
  • Extended Year Calendar: June 2, 2022