Calendar for 2016-17 school year is set

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The Chesterfield County School Board last night approved the calendar for the 2016-17 school year. The calendar accompanies this news release and is also available at mychesterfieldschools.com. Here are highlights:

  • Classes begin Sept. 6, the first Tuesday after Labor Day.
  • Classes end June 16 for students.
  • There are 180 student days.
  • Winter break is Dec. 19-30.
  • Spring break is April 10-14.
  • Nov. 7 is set aside for parent-teacher conferences.
  • Nov. 8 is a student holiday and teacher workday/professional development day.
  • Jan. 30 is a student holiday and teacher workday.
  • To provide planning and professional development time for teachers, the calendar includes eight early-release days for students: Sept. 30, Nov. 4, Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 31, April 28 and June 15-16. Seven of the eight days when students will be dismissed three hours early are Fridays.
  • Schools and school offices will be closed Nov. 23-25 for Thanksgiving, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Feb. 20 for Presidents Day and May 29 for Memorial Day.