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Richland One School Board Approves 2021-2022 Academic Calendar

The Richland One Board of School Commissioners approved the district’s 2021-2022 academic calendar at an April 1 called meeting.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 will be the first day of school for Richland One students. The last day of school will be Friday, June 3, 2022, which will be an early release day for students.

Other key dates include:

  • Thanksgiving Break – November 22-26, 2021
  • Winter Break – December 20-31, 2021
  • Spring Break – April 11-18, 2022

 Factors considered during the calendar development process include, but are not limited to, the state law mandating that the school year cannot begin before the third Monday in August, testing dates, make-up days and holidays. The primary consideration is what’s best for students from an academic standpoint.

The Richland One Calendar Committee, which includes teachers, principals, classified employees, district administrators, parents and a school board member, developed two draft calendars (Draft Calendar A and Draft Calendar B) for the 2021-2022 school year. The committee sought feedback from students, parents and staff through an online survey. Draft Calendar B was the one that was preferred. Revisions were made to Draft Calendar B based on survey feedback.

The Board approved first reading of the calendar at its March 9 meeting.

The 2021-2022 calendar is posted on the district’s website,