One difference between the draft calendar, presented in October by Dustin Blank, assistant superintendent of student services, and the approved calendar is that students will now have Good Friday—April 7, 2023—off.
Blank explained that the district had enough extra minutes built into the schedule to allow students to have the day off. However, because it is at the end of a state testing week, it will be a teacher prep day. Teachers will not have the day off and it will also function as a makeup assessment day.
“It needs to remain a teacher workday to accommodate potentially any makeup state assessments that were missed by our students and to make sure that teachers have 187 contract days,” Blank said.
The first day of school is set for Aug. 17, 2022, a Wednesday. Blank said this was done intentionally to give students a three-day week to return to school.
“This gives our students and staff three days to build those relationships ... and allow everyone time to get into the rhythm of school,” Blank said.
Students will get a five-day weekend from Oct. 13-17, 2022, and students will also be off Nov. 8, 2022, which is election day.
Students will be out of school from Dec. 19 to Jan. 2 for the holidays. Spring break will be March 13-17.
Graduation is set for May 29, 2023, which is Memorial Day, and the last day of school is May 25, 2023.
The state requires districts to develop instructional calendars that include 75,600 operational minutes and 187 teacher contract workdays, as well as state and district assessment days, and bad weather make-up days.