• 2021-2022 JC Schools Student Calendar

If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.
  • The 2021-2022 JC Schools student calendar was approved by the Board of Education on Monday, April 12, 2021.

    The Jefferson City School District took additional time to prepare a calendar that will help to support student success while also meeting the needs of our staff. District leaders collected feedback from staff and building principals on how to use the calendar to align with our goal of becoming a premier school district and ensuring every student graduates.

    A few items of note for the 2021-2022 student calendar:

    • The calendar captures many of the priorities staff and families have shared over the past several years, including: providing two full weeks for winter break; providing three full days for Thanksgiving break; providing a full week for spring break; and ending school (pending weather make-up days) before Memorial Day.
    • The calendar includes an earned day off for staff on November 1st to compensate for time spent working parent-teacher conferences. Previously, this earned day off fell within Winter Break.
    • The 2021-2022 calendar has been updated to include no school on Friday, May 20th due to the state track meet hosted at Jefferson City High School, which brings in millions of dollars in economic impact to our community.

    2021-2022 Calendar Rationale

    AUGUST 23: School Starts

    • Due to recent changes in state law which require school districts to begin class no earlier than 14 days before Labor Day, August 23rd is the earliest the 2021-2022 school year can begin.

    SEPTEMBER 6: Labor Day (no school)

    SEPTEMBER 15: Early Release Day

    • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development.

    OCTOBER 11: Columbus Day (no school)

    • Professional Development day for staff (no school for students)

    OCTOBER 20: Early Release Day

    • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development.

    NOVEMBER 1: Staff Compensation Day (no school for staff or students)

    • During the course of the school year, staff will work two parent-teacher conference nights. These days are contractual compensation for those added hours. 

    NOVEMBER 10: Early Release Day

    • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development.

    NOVEMBER 24-26: Thanksgiving Break (no school)

    DECEMBER 17: Last Day before Christmas/Winter Break – 3-Hour Early Release for Students & Staff

    • Schools will dismiss three hours earlier than normal on this last day before the Christmas/Winter break.

    DECEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 31: Christmas/Winter Break (no school)

    JANUARY 12: Early Release Day

    • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development.

    JANUARY 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no school)

    FEBRUARY 9: Early Release Day

    • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development.

    FEBRUARY 21: Presidents’ Day (no school)

    MARCH 9: Early Release Day

    • Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than normal to allow staff to work collaboratively on things such as curriculum, student data and professional development.

    MARCH 28 - APRIL 1: Spring Break (no school)

    • APRIL 1 is a Staff Compensation Day. During the course of the school year, staff will work two parent-teacher conference nights. These days are contractual compensation for those added hours. Instead of taking time off immediately/shortly after those conference nights, this date was chosen to provide students and staff a full week at Spring Break.

    APRIL 15: Good Friday – 3-Hour Early Release for Students & Staff

    MAY 20: JCHS To Host State Track (no school)

    MAY 24: Last Day of School – 3-Hour Early Release for Students

    • Schools will dismiss three hours earlier than normal on this last day of school. Staff will work the remainder of the school day. Possible weather make-up day/hours

    WEATHER MAKE-UP DAYS:

    State law requires school districts to include 36 hours of weather make-up time on their annual school calendars. New state legislation says that school districts only have to use those hours if they fall below 1,044 hours of student instruction, 

    Weather make-up hours are proposed on the following days (not listed in order of when they will be used):

    • May 25, May 26, May 27, May 31, June 1, June 2