Calendario 2020-21

Looking for 2021-22 calendar?  Visit this page.

After considering feedback and recommendations, the Henrico School Board adopts a final calendar for each school year. The calendar for 2020-21 seeks to accomplish a variety of ends, including a post-Labor-Day start; planning, clerical and professional learning time for teachers; and more opportunities to observe religious holidays in an increasingly diversifying community. Creating the best calendar for a school year requires a great deal of coordination and communication. Thanks to everyone who participated in the process, including citizens who gave input and the HCPS calendar committee.

2020-21 school year:

  • Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.
  • Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 25-27, 2020.
  • Winter Break is Dec. 21–Jan. 1. School reopens Jan. 4, 2021.
  • The last day of classes is June 18, 2021.

A month-by-month look at the 2020-21 calendar

July 2020

  • July 2: Offices closed for Independence Day
  • July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Offices closed

August 2020

  • Aug. 7, 14, 21: Offices closed
  • Aug. 24-28: New Teacher Academy
  • Aug. 31: Teacher workweek, professional learning and work days

September 2020

  • Sept. 1-4: Teacher workweek, professional learning and work days
  • Sept. 7:  Schools closed – Labor Day
  • Sept. 8: First day of school
  • Sept. 28: Yom Kippur – student and teacher holiday and clerical day

October 2020

November 2020

  • Nov. 1: End of the nine-week evaluation periods for students 
  • Nov. 3: Election Day – student holiday, teacher professional learning and clerical day
  • Nov. 13: Diwali – student and teacher holiday (Diwali is Nov. 14, but is being observed Nov. 13.)
  • Nov. 25-27: Schools Closed – Thanksgiving holiday

December 2020

  • Dec. 21-31: Schools Closed – Winter Break (includes Christmas. Winter Break continues in January.)

January 2021

  • Jan. 1: Schools closed for Winter Break – New Year’s Day
  • Jan: 4: Schools reopen following Winter Break
  • Jan. 18: Schools closed – Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
  • Jan. 26: End of the nine-week evaluation periods for students 

Students in grades pre-K through 5:

  • Friday, Jan. 22, is a student half-day.
  • Friday, Jan. 29, is a normal (full) school day.

Students in grades 6-12:

  • Friday, Jan. 22, is a normal (full) school day.
  • Thursday, Jan. 28 is a full asynchronous (independent learning) and teacher planning day.
  • Friday, Jan. 29 is a half asynchronous (independent learning) and teacher planning day.

February 2021

  • Feb. 15: Student half-day, staff professional learning day
  • WEEK OF FEB. 22:
    • Feb. 22-23: In-person learning for students in pre-K through grade 2 who chose the in-person option. Virtual learning for all other students.
    • Feb. 24: Wellness Wednesday for all students (abbreviated virtual learning and/or independent study).
    • Feb. 25-26: Virtual learning for all students (some exceptions for small groups that have been engaging in limited in-person learning.)

March 2021

  • WEEK OF MARCH 1
    • March 1-2: In-person learning for students in pre-K through grade 5, as well as students in grade 6 and grade 9 who chose the in-person option. Virtual learning for all other students.
    • March 3: Wellness Wednesday for all students (abbreviated virtual learning and/or independent study).
    • March 4-5: Virtual learning for all students (some exceptions for small groups that have been engaging in limited in-person learning.)
  • WEEK OF MARCH 8:
    • March 8-9: In-person learning for all students who chose the in-person option, including grades 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12. Virtual learning for all other students.
    • March 10: Wellness Wednesday for all students (abbreviated virtual learning and/or independent study).
    • March 11-12: In-person learning for all students who chose the in-person option, including grades 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12. Virtual learning for all other students.
    • March 12: Student half day, teacher professional learning.
  • WEEK OF MARCH 15 AND BEYOND: Same as previous week. Four days of in-person learning for all students who chose the in-person option. Virtual learning for all other students. Wellness Wednesdays for all students (abbreviated virtual learning and/or independent study).

April 2021

  • April 1: End of the nine-week evaluation periods for students 
  • April 2: Student half day, staff clerical day
  • April 4: Easter
  • April 5-9: Schools closed – Spring Break (Easter is April 4)
  • April 12: Kindergarten registration begins, by appointment

May 2021

  • May 13: Eid al-Fitr – student and teacher holiday
  • May 31: Schools closed – Memorial Day holiday

TBD

  • Student exam week/high school early dismissal

June 2021

  • June 17: End of the nine-week evaluation periods for students 
  • June 18: Last day of classes – student half day, staff clerical day
  • June 18: Last day for teachers
  • June 25: Offices closed

 

The printable PDF version of the 2020-21 HCPS calendar was removed because of significant changes that occurred related to COVID-19. For the most accurate 2020-21 calendar, note the month-by-month calendar on this page, or visit and subscribe to the HCPS Google calendar.

How the calendar is made

How does a calendar come together? First, a committee comprised of representatives of metro-Richmond-area school divisions discusses dates for Winter Break, Spring Break, first semester and the end of the year in order to align for consistency. An HCPS committee of teachers, administrators, parents and high school students makes initial recommendations to the School Board in the fall. Members of the public provide input on the proposals, and school division staff make updates based on that feedback. After staff members present a final draft or drafts to the School Board, the Board approves a final calendar.

Calendario 2020-21

Looking for 2021-22 calendar?  Visit this page.

After considering feedback and recommendations, the Henrico School Board adopts a final calendar for each school year. The calendar for 2020-21 seeks to accomplish a variety of ends, including a post-Labor-Day start; planning, clerical and professional learning time for teachers; and more opportunities to observe religious holidays in an increasingly diversifying community. Creating the best calendar for a school year requires a great deal of coordination and communication. Thanks to everyone who participated in the process, including citizens who gave input and the HCPS calendar committee.

2020-21 school year:

  • Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.
  • Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 25-27, 2020.
  • Winter Break is Dec. 21–Jan. 1. School reopens Jan. 4, 2021.
  • The last day of classes is June 18, 2021.

A month-by-month look at the 2020-21 calendar

July 2020

  • July 2: Offices closed for Independence Day
  • July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Offices closed

August 2020

  • Aug. 7, 14, 21: Offices closed
  • Aug. 24-28: New Teacher Academy
  • Aug. 31: Teacher workweek, professional learning and work days

September 2020

  • Sept. 1-4: Teacher workweek, professional learning and work days
  • Sept. 7:  Schools closed – Labor Day
  • Sept. 8: First day of school
  • Sept. 28: Yom Kippur – student and teacher holiday and clerical day

October 2020

November 2020

  • Nov. 1: End of the nine-week evaluation periods for students 
  • Nov. 3: Election Day – student holiday, teacher professional learning and clerical day
  • Nov. 13: Diwali – student and teacher holiday (Diwali is Nov. 14, but is being observed Nov. 13.)
  • Nov. 25-27: Schools Closed – Thanksgiving holiday

December 2020

  • Dec. 21-31: Schools Closed – Winter Break (includes Christmas. Winter Break continues in January.)

January 2021

  • Jan. 1: Schools closed for Winter Break – New Year’s Day
  • Jan: 4: Schools reopen following Winter Break
  • Jan. 18: Schools closed – Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
  • Jan. 26: End of the nine-week evaluation periods for students 

Students in grades pre-K through 5:

  • Friday, Jan. 22, is a student half-day.
  • Friday, Jan. 29, is a normal (full) school day.

Students in grades 6-12:

  • Friday, Jan. 22, is a normal (full) school day.
  • Thursday, Jan. 28 is a full asynchronous (independent learning) and teacher planning day.
  • Friday, Jan. 29 is a half asynchronous (independent learning) and teacher planning day.

February 2021

  • Feb. 15: Student half-day, staff professional learning day
  • WEEK OF FEB. 22:
    • Feb. 22-23: In-person learning for students in pre-K through grade 2 who chose the in-person option. Virtual learning for all other students.
    • Feb. 24: Wellness Wednesday for all students (abbreviated virtual learning and/or independent study).
    • Feb. 25-26: Virtual learning for all students (some exceptions for small groups that have been engaging in limited in-person learning.)

March 2021

  • WEEK OF MARCH 1
    • March 1-2: In-person learning for students in pre-K through grade 5, as well as students in grade 6 and grade 9 who chose the in-person option. Virtual learning for all other students.
    • March 3: Wellness Wednesday for all students (abbreviated virtual learning and/or independent study).
    • March 4-5: Virtual learning for all students (some exceptions for small groups that have been engaging in limited in-person learning.)
  • WEEK OF MARCH 8:
    • March 8-9: In-person learning for all students who chose the in-person option, including grades 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12. Virtual learning for all other students.
    • March 10: Wellness Wednesday for all students (abbreviated virtual learning and/or independent study).
    • March 11-12: In-person learning for all students who chose the in-person option, including grades 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12. Virtual learning for all other students.
    • March 12: Student half day, teacher professional learning.
  • WEEK OF MARCH 15 AND BEYOND: Same as previous week. Four days of in-person learning for all students who chose the in-person option. Virtual learning for all other students. Wellness Wednesdays for all students (abbreviated virtual learning and/or independent study).

April 2021

  • April 1: End of the nine-week evaluation periods for students 
  • April 2: Student half day, staff clerical day
  • April 4: Easter
  • April 5-9: Schools closed – Spring Break (Easter is April 4)
  • April 12: Kindergarten registration begins, by appointment

May 2021

  • May 13: Eid al-Fitr – student and teacher holiday
  • May 31: Schools closed – Memorial Day holiday

TBD

  • Student exam week/high school early dismissal

June 2021

  • June 17: End of the nine-week evaluation periods for students 
  • June 18: Last day of classes – student half day, staff clerical day
  • June 18: Last day for teachers
  • June 25: Offices closed

 

The printable PDF version of the 2020-21 HCPS calendar was removed because of significant changes that occurred related to COVID-19. For the most accurate 2020-21 calendar, note the month-by-month calendar on this page, or visit and subscribe to the HCPS Google calendar.

How the calendar is made

How does a calendar come together? First, a committee comprised of representatives of metro-Richmond-area school divisions discusses dates for Winter Break, Spring Break, first semester and the end of the year in order to align for consistency. An HCPS committee of teachers, administrators, parents and high school students makes initial recommendations to the School Board in the fall. Members of the public provide input on the proposals, and school division staff make updates based on that feedback. After staff members present a final draft or drafts to the School Board, the Board approves a final calendar.