Changes to 2021-22 School Year Calendar

Dear Families,

At their meeting last night, the Albemarle County School Board approved changes to the current 2021-22 school calendar in response to the impact the pandemic has had on employee workload. The revised calendar includes additional teacher workdays and provides 177 school days. Also, two days previously designated as half-days for students have been converted to full days of instruction. The revised 2021-22 School Year Calendar includes the following changes:

  • Tuesday, January 25, is now a full Teacher Workday (no school for students).
  • Wednesday, February 16, is now a full day of instruction for students (instead of a half-day).
  • Friday, February 18, is now a non-student day, with the morning reserved for Division PLC meetings and the afternoon reserved for a Teacher Workday.
  • Friday, March 18, is now a full Teacher Workday (no school for students).
  • Wednesday, April 20, is now a full day of instruction for students (instead of a half-day).
  • Friday, April 22, is now a non-student day, with the morning reserved for Division PLC meetings and the afternoon reserved for a Teacher Workday.
  • Friday, May 20, is now a full Teacher Workday (no school for students).

These changes do not affect the division’s ability to meet the state’s requirement that all school divisions provide a minimum of 990 instructional hours each school year. However, if inclement weather causes an unusual number of school closures this winter, one or more teacher workdays in the spring may be converted to instructional days.

The revised calendar, in English and Spanish, is now available on the division's Calendars page.