2021-22 Calendar Development

Each year, the Joint Albemarle County/Charlottesville City Schools Calendar Committee works to produce a school calendar that supports our goals to engage students, improve opportunities and achievement, and get the most productivity out of our resources. The committee is composed of teachers, parents/guardians, and school and central office administrators.

The 2021-22 calendar development process is underway! As the process moves forward, this page will be updated with additional information and resources.

2021-22 Draft Calendar

While we do not yet know how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect next school year, preparations must move forward.

Following two meetings in November and December 2020, the Calendar Committee published an initial draft of the 2021-22 School Year Calendar and invited students, families, employees, and community members to review the draft and provide feedback through a brief survey from January 6-15, 2021. Participants were asked to rate their satisfaction with the draft calendar on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 indicating “very dissatisfied” and 5 indicating “very satisfied.”

The division received a total of 2,549 survey responses, 93% of which indicated a satisfaction rating with the draft calendar of 3 or higher.

Please note that this draft calendar is separate from any decision ACPS may make on our stage of returning to school next year. Further, the calendar is subject to change in response to guidance or directives from local, state or federal officials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calendar Development Timeline

The following dates are subject to change.

  • December 9, 2020 | First committee meeting to draft calendar
  • January 6, 2021 | Post draft calendar and open community survey for feedback
  • January 15 | Close community survey
  • January 19 | Second committee meeting for revisions
  • February 2 | Third committee meeting (if needed)
  • February 11 | Present recommended calendar to School Board as Information Item (for review)
  • February 25 | Present recommended calendar to School Board as Action Item (for approval)