2021-2022 Academic Calendar Updates, Jan.28, 2022
January 28th, 2022
To date, HCPSS has used four of five days allocated in this year’s calendar as inclement weather makeup days. In anticipation of possible future inclement weather days, and in response to the declaration of June 19 as a federal holiday, at its Jan. 27 meeting, the Howard County Board of Education approved several modifications to the 2021-2022 current school year academic calendar:
Monday, Feb. 21, previously closed for Presidents Day, now will be a full school day, with both schools and offices being open. Earlier this week Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Mohammed Choudhury announced that districts may request permission and use the state-mandated closure on Presidents Day for an inclement weather make-up.
Monday, June 20, all HCPSS schools and offices will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. A bill signed by President Biden declared June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a U.S. federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of African American slaves.
Wednesday, June 22 was added as an additional inclement weather day, if needed.
As in previous years, the last day of school will be communicated once winter weather is over and inclement weather days have been used. The HCPSS calendar is updated online.