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At its Aug. 26, 2021 work session, the School Board approved calendars for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years, based on input from the public and the HCPS Calendar Committee. The Board selected the two calendars with pre-Labor Day starts (scroll down to see the complete calendars that were approved). Thank you for your involvement in this important process. The information below the full calendar versions is about the now-completed process for choosing the two calendars.

2022-23 school calendar highlights:

  • School begins Aug. 29, 2022 (One before Labor Day, which is Sept. 5).
  • Winter Break is Dec. 19-30.
  • Spring Break is April 3-7.
  • Last day of school for students is June 9, 2023.

2023-24 school calendar highlights:

  • School begins Aug. 21, 2023 (two weeks before Labor Day, which is Sept. 4).
  • Winter Break is Dec. 25-Jan. 5.
  • Spring Break is April 1-5.
  • Last day of school for students is May 31, 2024.

Background: In June we announced we were restarting a conversation about whether the school year should begin before Labor Day in 2022-23. We asked for input on the idea from staff and families, particularly on a proposal to start before Labor Day while finishing at our traditional time in mid-June, building in more flexibility for additional holidays and observances. After getting your feedback, the HCPS Calendar Committee responded with updated calendar ideas for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years. Each included a proposal to begin school before Labor Day and another proposal to start after Labor Day in the years 2022 and 2023, to give Henrico employees and families advance notice of any changes that may be approved.

The General Assembly voted in 2019 to allow the commonwealth’s school divisions to begin school before Labor Day. Of Virginia’s 135 school divisions, 105 have adopted pre-Labor Day start dates.

A month-by-month look at the 2022-23 pre-Labor Day calendar

July 2022

  • July 4: Independence Day holiday
  • July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29: Offices closed

August 2022

  • Aug. 5, 12: Offices closed
  • Aug. 15-19: HCPS New Teacher Academy
  • Aug. 22-26: Teacher workweek, professional learning and work days
  • Aug. 29: First day of school

September 2022

  • Sept. 2: Student holiday and staff clerical day
  • Sept. 5: Labor Day holiday

October 2022

  • Oct 5: Yom Kippur, student/teacher holiday
  • Oct. 24: Diwali, student/teacher holiday

November 2022

  • Nov. 3: End of quarter
  • Nov. 8: Election Day, student holiday/teacher virtual professional learning and clerical day
  • Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving holiday

December 2022

  • Dec. 19-30: Winter Break – student and teacher holiday

January 2023

  • Jan. 2: Schools reopen following Winter Break
  • Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
  • Jan. 26: End of semester
  • Jan. 27: Student half day/teacher clerical day

February 2023

  • Feb. 20: Student holiday/staff professional learning day

March 2023

  • March 31: End of quarter – Student half day/teacher clerical day

April 2023

  • April 3-7: Spring Break – student and teacher holiday
  • April 21: Eid al-Fitr – student and teacher holiday

May 2023

  • May 29: Memorial Day holiday

June 2023

  • June 9: Last day for students
  • June 10: Last day for teachers
  • June 19: Juneteenth – staff holiday
  • June 16, 23, 30: Offices closed
A month-by-month look at the 2023-24 pre-Labor Day calendar

July 2023

  • July 4: Independence Day holiday
  • July 7, 14, 21 and 28: Offices closed

August 2023

  • Aug. 4: Offices closed
  • Aug. 7-11: HCPS New Teacher Academy
  • Aug. 14-18: Teacher workweek, professional learning and work days
  • Aug. 21: First day of school

September 2023

  • Sept. 1: Student and teacher holiday
  • Sept. 4: Labor Day holiday
  • Sept. 25: Yom Kippur, student and teacher holiday

October 2023

  • Oct. 25: End of quarter
  • Oct. 27: Student half day/teacher clerical day

November 2023

  • Nov. 7: Election Day – student holiday, teacher virtual professional learning and clerical day
  • Nov. 13: Diwali – student and teacher holiday
  • Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving holiday

December 2023

  • Dec. 25-29: Winter Break – student and teacher holiday 

January 2024

  • Jan. 1-5: Winter Break – student and teacher holiday 
  • Jan. 8: Schools reopen following Winter Break
  • Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
  • Jan. 18: End of semester – student half day/teacher clerical day
  • Jan. 24: Student half day/teacher clerical day

February 2024

  • Feb. 19: Presidents Day – student holiday, staff professional learning and clerical day

March 2024

  • March 21: End of quarter
  • March 22: Student half day/teacher clerical day

April 2024

  • April 1-5: Spring Break – student and teacher holiday 
  • April 10: Eid al-Fitr – student and teacher holiday 

May 2024

  • May 27: Memorial Day holiday
  • May 31: Last day of school – student half day and teacher clerical day

June 2024

  • June 1: Teacher clerical day
  • June 19: Juneteenth holiday
  • June 7, 14, 21 and 28: Offices closed

Summary of Prior Discussions