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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 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.

2023-24 school calendar highlights:

  • 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.

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.

Approved Calendar for 2022-23

  • 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.

Approved Calendar for 2023-24

  • 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.

Summary of Prior Discussions