Approved Two Year Instructional Calendar

At their meeting last Tuesday (2/13), the Goochland County School Board approved the attached two year instructional calendar. This multi-year instructional calendar was created over the course of several months with feedback from many different perspectives. It aligns with our strategic plan as well as our instructional philosophy.  

Like this year, the focus of these calendars is on our core mission: teaching and learning.  Each calendar follows a similar structure to that of our current calendar to allow for ongoing breaks in instruction for our instructional team to grow and develop their professional skills.  Each version includes 193 teacher work days and 180 instructional days for students.  Additionally, each draft includes full instructional days prior to winter break and the end of the year to allow us to maximize instructional time and allow our teachers the professional autonomy and flexibility to assess students.  Make up days, if needed, are marked to facilitate future planning.  Like this year, each version maintains many of the traditional timelines for starting school, holiday breaks, and the last day of school that have been a part of past calendars.

Highlights of each of the draft calendars are as follows:

2018-2019

  • First day of school – Monday, August 20, 2018

  • One parent conference day in October

  • Winter break begins on Friday, December 21, 2018 and ends on Sunday, January 6, 2019.  This is a two week break.  

  • Second semester begins on January 7, 2019

  • Spring Break – Monday, April 1, 2019 through Friday, April 5, 2019

  • Early dismissal on Friday, April 19, 2019; No School for Students on Monday, April 22, 2019

  • Last day of school – Wednesday, June 5, 2019

2019-2020

  • First day of school – Monday, August 19, 2019

  • One parent conference day in October

  • Winter break begins on Friday, December 20, 2019 and ends on Sunday, January 5, 2020.  This is a two week break.

  • Second semester begins on January 6, 2020

  • Spring Break – Monday, April 6, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020

  • No School for Students on Monday, April 13, 2020

  • Last day of school – Wednesday, June 3, 2020

I am hopeful that this multi-year instructional calendar will allow you to make personal and professional long term plans. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need further clarification.

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