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HCPS is considering modified draft calendar options for both the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years that include both a pre-Labor Day start and a more traditional post-Labor Day start. The School Board heard a report at its June 24 work session about the latest proposals from the school division’s calendar committee. In the latest pre-Labor Day proposals, the school years would begin earlier, but also end earlier, too.

Note: The pre-Labor Day proposals call for gradual implementation. In 2022-23, the school year would begin one week prior to Labor Day (and end one week earlier.) In 2023-24, the school year would begin two weeks prior to Labor Day (and end two weeks earlier.) No final decisions have been made at this time.

What’s next? Community input and feedback! The Board is expected to decide on calendar proposals in late August, after getting more input from families and staff members.

Background: Recently, we announced we were restarting a conversation about whether the school year should begin before Labor Day in 2022-23 (click here to read the old information that was first announced June 9), the school year that will get underway in 14 months. 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 has responded with updated calendar ideas for the 2022-23 AND 2023-24 school years (below). Each includes 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.

Proposed Options for 2022 - 2023

2022-23
Pre-Labor Day
School Calendar DRAFT

  • School begins Aug. 29, 2022 (One week prior to 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.

2022-23
Post-Labor Day
School Calendar DRAFT

  • School begins Sept. 6, 2022 (Labor Day is Sept. 5).
  • Winter Break is Dec. 19-30.
  • Spring Break is April 3-7.
  • Last day of school for students is June 16, 2023.

Proposed Options for 2023 - 2024

2023-24
Pre-Labor Day
School Calendar DRAFT

  • School begins Aug. 21, 2023 (Two weeks prior to 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.

2023-24
Post-Labor Day
School Calendar DRAFT

  • School begins Sept. 5, 2023 (Labor Day is Sept. 4).
  • Winter Break is Dec. 25-Jan. 5.
  • Spring Break is April 1-5.
  • Last day of school for students is June 14, 2024.