2017-18 School Year Calendar


The Henrico School Board has adopted a final calendar for the 2017-18 school year. The Board voted on the calendar at its work session Feb. 9 after getting feedback from HCPS families, teachers and staff members on a number of calendar draft proposals.

Some highlights of the 2017-18 school year calendar:

  • Teachers report to work for back-to-school meetings and training: Aug. 28, 2017
  • Classes begin: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017*
  • Winter Break: Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 – Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 (students return to school Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018)
  • Spring Break: April 2-6, 2018
  • Classes end: Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Potential “make-up day”: Feb. 19, 2018

*In Virginia, school divisions are required by law to open after Labor Day unless a waiver is granted by the Virginia Department of Education.

The calendar process begins annually with a committee comprised of representatives from Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover and Richmond. The committee then proposes adjustments in response to employee and community feedback.

To review the current 2016-17 school year calendar, including 2017 graduation dates, visit our calendars page.