We invite you to review and comment on a first draft of the
2019-20 Henrico County Public Schools calendar.

In this draft:

  • Classes would begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 (in Virginia, school divisions are required by law to open after Labor Day unless a waiver is granted by the Virginia Department of Education.)
  • High school mid-term exams would take place Dec. 17-20, 2019.
  • Winter Break would be Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 – Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Students return to class Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.
  • Spring Break would be Monday, April 6, 2020– Friday, April 10, 2020 plus an additional student and staff holiday on Monday, April 13, 2020.
  • Classes would end Friday, June 12, 2020.
  • There are student half-days and student holidays in order to provide dedicated planning and professional learning time for Henrico Schools’ staff. Specifically, please note there are seven student half-days in the 2019-20 proposal, which is an increase over recent years.
  • There is one potential “make-up day” noted on the draft calendar: Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.


A month-by-month look at the 2019-20 calendar

July 2019
July 4: Offices closed for Independence Day
July 5, 12, 19, 26: Offices closed
August 2019
Aug. 2, 9, 16: Offices closed
Aug. 19-23: New Teacher Academy
Aug. 26-30: Preschool activities, professional learning and work days
September 2019
Sept. 2: Labor Day
Sept. 3: First day of school
Sept. 30: Student half-day/staff professional learning day
October 2019
Oct. 14: Student holiday/Staff professional learning day
Oct. 28: Student half-day/staff professional learning day
November 2019
Nov. 5: Election Day – student holiday/staff clerical day
Nov. 18: Student half-day/staff professional learning day
Nov. 27-29: Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 27 is not a holiday for 12-month employees)
December 2019
Dec. 9: Student half-day/staff professional learning day
Dec. 17-20: Student exam week
Dec. 17-20: Early dismissal for high schools
Dec. 23-31: Winter Break (continues in January)
January 2020
Jan. 1-3: Winter Break
Jan. 6: Schools re-open
Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan. 27: Student holiday/staff clerical day
February 2020
Feb. 17: Student half-day/staff professional learning day
March 2020
March 30: Student half-day/staff clerical day
April 2020
April 6-10: Spring Break
April 13: Student and staff holiday
April 16: Kindergarten registration
May 2020
May 25: Memorial Day holiday
June 2020
June 2-5: Senior exam week
June 9-12: Student exam week/early dismissal for high schools
June 12: Student half-day/staff clerical day
June 19, 26: Offices closed

How the calendar process works:

 A committee that included representatives of other school divisions in the metro-Richmond area discussed dates for Winter Break, Spring Break, first semester, and the end of the year in order to align for consistency.

A Henrico County Public Schools committee comprised of teachers, administrators, parents and high school students will now review public feedback and suggest revisions to the Henrico County Public Schools proposal. A recommendation is then presented to the School Board for further feedback and potential revisions. The School Board then makes the final approval after considering public feedback and potential revisions. Approval of the 2019-20 school calendar is expected no earlier than December 2018.

To view and/or print the full draft, click calendar

Tell us what you think!

You may also share your feedback by phone or email.
Phone: 804-652-3826
E-mail: pamenzie@henrico.k12.va.us