• Approved CHCCS calendars for
    2022-23 and 2023-24 school years

    Previously, the district used this page for community members to review and share feedback on the proposed school calendars for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years. For a summary of the public feedback that was shared with the Board of Education at the Feb. 3 meeting, please click here.

Approved Calendars (click on each year for details)

      Approved 2022-23 Calendar

      • Please Note: All Teacher Workdays in the calendar are non-student days.

        First Day for Students (Grades 1-12): August 29, 2022
        Last Day for Students: June 9, 2023 with a 3-Hour Early Dismissal

        August 2022
        Teacher Workdays (no school for students): August 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
        First Day of School for Students (Grades 1-12): August 29
        First Day of School, Kindergarten: is school-based; contact your child’s school for its date

        September 2022
        Labor Day Holiday: September 5
        First Full  Day of School, PreK/Head Start: September 6
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): September 26

        October 2022
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): October 5
        End of Quarter 1: October 28
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): October 31

        November 2022
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): November 8
        Veterans Day Holiday: November 11
        Early Release Day (3-Hour Early Dismissal): November 22
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): November 23
        Thanksgiving Holidays: November 24-25

        December 2022
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): December 19
        Winter Break: December 20 - 30

        January 2023
        Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: January 16
        End of Quarter 2: January 20
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): January 23

        February 2023
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): February 13

        March 2023
        End of Quarter 3: March 30
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): March 31

        April 2023
        Spring Break: April 3-7
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): April 21

        May 2023
        Memorial Day Holiday: May 29

        June 2023
        Last Day for Students with 3-Hour Early Dismissal: June 9
        High School Graduations: June 10
        Teacher Workdays (no school for students): June 12, 13

        Inclement Weather Make-Up Days (Students)
        1 - No make up day for students
        2 - No make up day for students
        3 - No make up day for students
        4 - February 13
        5 - March 31

        For Staff Only
        August 17, 18, 19, 22, 26 - Optional Teacher Workdays
        August 23, 24, 25 - Required Teacher Workdays
        September 26 - Optional Teacher Workday
        October 5 - Optional Teacher Workday
        October 31 - Optional Teacher Workday
        November 8 - Required Teacher Workday
        November 22 - Professional Learning Day, 3-Hour Early Dismissal for students
        November 23 - Optional Teacher Workday
        December 19 - Optional Teacher Workday
        January 23 - Optional Teacher Workday
        February 13 - Required Teacher Workday
        March 31 - Optional Teacher Workday
        April 21 - Required Teacher Workday
        June 12, 13 - Optional Teacher Workdays
        June 19 - Holiday
        July 4 - Holiday

      Approved 2023-24 Calendar

      • Please Note: All Teacher Workdays in the calendar are non-student days.

        First Day for Students (Grades 1-12): August 28, 2023
        Last Day for Students: June 12 2024 with a 3-Hour Early Dismissal

        August 2023
        Teacher Workdays (no school for students): August 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
        First Day of School for Students (Grades 1-12): August 28
        First Day of School, Kindergarten: is school-based; contact your child’s school for its date

        September 2023
        Labor Day Holiday: September 4
        First Full Day of School, PreK/Head Start: September 5
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): September 25

        October 2023
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): October 4
        End of Quarter 1: October 27
        Teacher Workday: October 30

        November 2023
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): November 7
        Veterans Day Holiday (observed): November 10
        Early Release Day (3-Hour Early Dismissal): November 21
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): November 22
        Thanksgiving Holidays: November 23-24

        December 2023
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): December 18
        Winter Break: December 19 - January 1

        January 2024
        Winter Break: December 19 - January 1
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): January 2
        Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: January 15
        End of Quarter 2: January 25
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): January 26

        February 2024
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): February 9

        March 2024
        End of Quarter 3: March 28
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): March 29

        April 2024
        Spring Break: April 1-5
        Teacher Workday (no school for students): April 19

        May 2024
        Memorial Day Holiday: May 27

        June 2024
        Last Day for Students with 3-Hour Early Dismissal: June 12
        High School Graduations: To Be Determined
        Teacher Workdays (no school for students): June 13, 14

        Inclement Weather Make-Up Days (Students)
        1 - No make up day for students
        2 - No make up day for students
        3 - No make up day for students
        4 - January 2
        5 - April 19

        For Staff Only
        August 18, 21, 25 - Optional Teacher Workdays
        August 22, 23, 24 - Required Teacher Workdays
        September 25 - Optional Teacher Workday
        October 4 - Optional Teacher Workday
        October 30 - Optional Teacher Workday
        November 7 - Optional Teacher Workday
        November 22 - Optional Teacher Workday
        December 18 - Optional Teacher Workday
        January 2 - Optional Teacher Workday
        January 26 - Optional Teacher Workday
        February 9 - Optional Teacher Workday
        March 29 - Optional Teacher Workday
        April 19 - Required Teacher Workday
        June 13, 14 - Optional Teacher Workdays
        June 19 - Holiday
        July 4 - Holiday

      Background

      • What laws must CHCCS follow in drafting a school calendar?
        The NC General Assembly voted in 2004 to mandate that all public schools can start no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26 and end no later than the Friday closest to June 11. This bears repeating frequently, because it’s important to understand how little flexibility is available for setting calendar days for students. For example, in the upcoming 2022-23 school year, these will be the start and end dates for students:

        • Start Day for Students: August 29, 2022
        • End Day for Students: June 9, 2023

        The calendar must include 185 days or 1,025 hours for students. CHCCS currently follows the 1,025 instructional hour requirement for students to be in school, instead of the 185 day requirement. Teachers must work for 215 days. You can see the full list of calendar requirements at this link: NC SCHOOL CALENDAR LAW.

        How are the draft calendars created?
        The development process for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years began with the work of a CHCCS Calendar Committee which has approximately 50 members. Those members include PTA representatives from elementary, middle and high schools, teachers, certified and classified staff as well as community members. The committee met regularly during the fall and early winter. Additionally, members sought feedback from their school or community-based peers, colleagues and constituents as the drafts were developed, in order to ensure many ideas, questions and concerns could be addressed.

        What else do we consider when proposing these calendars?
        In order to assist CHCCS employees and families with long-term planning, the current calendar creation effort involves drafting calendars two school years in advance. Additionally, to the greatest extent possible, CHCCS is mindful of religious and cultural observances when planning a school calendar, while also remaining compliant with NC school calendar law. For a recent example, click here to review community/faith dates in the current 2021-22 school calendar.