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Board Approves 2021-2022 Academic Calendar

January 12th, 2021

The Howard County Board of Education approved the HCPSS 2021-2022 academic calendar during its meeting on January 7. The next school year will begin on August 30, 2021, for students and on August 19, 2021, for school staff. Winter break will be December 23-31, 2021, with schools reopening on Monday, January 3, 2022. Spring Break will run from April 11-18, 2022. The last day of school is scheduled for June 14, 2022.

Five days at the end of the school year are designated for potential use if needed to make up inclement weather closing days.

The academic calendar is designed to provide for continuity in instructional programming and time for teachers to engage in professional work and growth activities. It reflects the school system’s respect for student and staff religious observances and allows a traditional break from schoolwork during winter and spring. The calendar complies with Maryland law requiring at least 180 instructional days, as well as negotiated agreements and district policies.

The 2021-2022 academic calendar can be viewed online.