NNPS proposed calendar for 2023-2024
Calendar committee seeks parent and community input
Posted: February 21, 2023
The draft 2023-2024 school division calendar is available for community review.
The NNPS School Calendar Committee, which consists of representatives from various employees groups and parents, seeks your input regarding the proposed calendars for the 2023-2024 school year. The proposed calendars are the result of a collaborative effort of all school divisions on the Peninsula to develop a regional calendar, which allows for more uniformity among school divisions in this geographical area. Some dates may vary by school division.
- The calendar contains 176 student days (with over 990 instructional hours as required by the State) and includes 192 teacher days (as required by NNPS contracts).
- All Peninsula school divisions will open pre-Labor Day on Monday, August 28 next year.
- Based on the positive feedback from teachers this past January, the calendar maintains the teacher planning day designated for the day after the winter and spring breaks end. (Jan. 2 and April 8).
- In an effort to increase teacher planning time at the elementary level, the draft designates two days (Sept. 22 and Feb. 16) when elementary students will dismiss for a half day so that their teachers have planning time in the afternoon in their buildings while secondary teachers and students maintain a full instructional day.
- The draft calendar maintains a Monday-Friday two-week winter break that aligns with most of our neighboring school divisions.
- Spring Break will continue to be observed as the first Monday-Friday in April for all Peninsula school divisions.
- School will end for NNPS students on Wednesday, June 12 and for teachers on Thursday, June 13.
Factors in Calendar Planning
Please review these Factors in Calendar Planning that provide the guidelines within which the calendar is developed.
- The educational program must be the primary consideration.
- Student school year may begin before or after Labor Day.
- Teachers generally return a week and a half prior to students.
- State requires a minimum of 180 student days or 990 instructional hours.
- NNPS instructional staff contracts include 192 teacher days.
- Twelve-month employee contracts consist of 245 days.
- NNPS works with surrounding school divisions to designate the same holidays as often as possible for consistency with regional education programs and potential staff development opportunities.
- Determination of marking periods
- Designation of parent conference days
- Determination of professional development days
- Determination of early dismissal days