NNPS proposed calendar for 2024-2025

Calendar committee seeks parent and community input

Posted: February 15, 2024

UPDATE: The 2024-2025 school division calendar and Achievable Dream school calendar were approved by the Newport News School Board at their meeting on March 19, 2024.

The draft 2024-2025 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 calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. The proposed calendar is 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.

Calendar Highlights

  • The draft calendar contains 178 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 26 next year. 

  • The draft calendar maintains a two-week Winter Break (Monday, December 23 – Friday, January 3, 2025) that aligns with all of our neighboring school divisions.

  • 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. 6 and April 14).

  • Spring Break will continue to be observed as the first Monday-Friday in April (7–11) for all Peninsula school divisions.

  • School will end for NNPS students a day earlier next year than this year on Tuesday, June 10 and for teachers on Wednesday, June 12.

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