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Posted: October 19, 2021

Seeking Input on Proposed 2022-2023 Calendar

APS is considering an August 10 start date for most students; the last day of school would be May 25, 2023.

Correction: Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022, not November 1 as previously stated. 

The proposed 2022-2023 traditional school calendar has students returning to class on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Teachers and school staff would return a week earlier, on August 3.

The only difference between the proposed traditional and extended-year calendars is the start date. Students attending schools on an extended-year calendar would start two weeks earlier on Wednesday, July 27, giving them ten additional instructional days. Teachers and staff at those schools would start the 2022-2023 school year on July 20. 

All holidays and breaks in the proposed 2022-2023 traditional and extended-year calendars would be the same, as would the last day of school, May 25, 2023. 

Note: 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 all middle and high schools, are on a traditional calendar this school year. 

Proposed Breaks in the 2022-2023 School Year

Fall Break: Schools would be closed for three days, from Thursday, October 6, through Monday, October 10, which is Indigenous Peoples Day. 

Winter Break: Schools would be closed from Thursday, December 22, to Wednesday, January 3, with teachers returning on January 4 for training and students returning on Thursday, January 5, for the start of the second semester.

Spring Break: Schools would be closed the last week of March, from the 27th through the 31st. 

Similarities to Past Calendars    

The proposed 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 and for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January 
  • School closures for Election Day and Veterans Day in November
  • A two-day break for schools for the Vernal Holiday in April  
  • Two days for parent/teacher conferences for elementary and middle schools only (not high schools) in March  

In addition, schools would get an extra day off for Presidents Day weekend in 2023, closing on Friday, February 17, and Monday, February 20.  

Both proposed calendars were developed by a committee 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 by Wednesday, November 3, 2021,  to 
Proposed 2022-2023 Calendar At-A-Glance
Date Description
July 20, 2022 First day back for teachers and staff at schools with an extended-year calendar 
July 27, 2022  First Day of School for students at schools with an extended-year calendar 
August 3, 2022  First day back for teachers and staff at schools with a traditional calendar 
August 10, 2022 First Day of School for students at schools with a traditional calendar 
September 5 Labor Day (schools and offices closed)
October 6-10 Fall Break and Indigenous Peoples Day (schools closed; offices closed Oct. 10)
November 8 Election Day (schools closed)
November 11 Veterans Day (schools and offices closed)
November 21-22 Parent/Teacher Conferences for all grades
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break (schools closed; offices TBD)
December 22, 2022-January 3, 2023 Winter Break (schools closed; offices TBD)
January 4, 2023 Teacher training day (no school for students)
January 5, 2023 First Day of Second Semester (all schools)
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools and offices closed)
February 17-20 Presidents Day Weekend (schools closed; offices closed Feb. 20)
March 16-17 Parent/Teacher Conferences for Elementary and Middle Schools 
March 27-31 Spring Break (schools closed)
April 7-10 Vernal Holiday (schools closed; offices closed April 7)
May 15-20 Class of 2023 Graduation 
May 25, 2023 Last Day of School 
May 29 Memorial Day (schools and offices closed)