Future School Calendars: Approved

  • Updated June 2024

    At its February 15 meeting, the Board of Education approved the School Year Calendars for 2024-25 and 2025-26. Below are highlights for each year, as well as links to CHCCS printable calendars.

    New Look for Printable Calendars

    To offer a better understanding of CHCCS calendars, the printable calendars now include a second page, which explains Teacher Workdays, Inclement Weather Days, Holidays and Observances, as well as North Carolina Calendar Law. Page 2 also lists by month, Teacher Workdays and holidays and, where applicable, the cultural or religious reasons CHCCS chose these days to be non-student days. 

    The basics for the 2024-25 School Year Calendar (printable calendar):

    • Athletics begin: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
    • Start Day for Students: Monday, August 26, 2024
    • End Day for Students: Thursday, June 12, 2025
    • Thanksgiving Break: Monday, Nov. 25-Friday, Nov. 29, 2024 (a full week off for students, three optional workdays for staff)
    • Winter Break: Monday, Dec. 23, 2024-Friday, Jan. 3, 2025
    • Spring Break: Monday, March 31-Friday, April 4, 2025

     

    The basics for the 2025-26 School Year Calendar (printable calendar):

    • Athletics begin: Thursday, July 31, 2025
    • Start Day for Students: Monday, August 25, 2025
    • End Day for Students: Thursday, June 11, 2026
    • Thanksgiving Break: Monday, Nov. 24-Friday, Nov. 28, 2025 (a full week off for students, three optional workdays for staff)
    • Winter Break: Monday, Dec. 22, 2025-Friday, Jan. 2, 2026
    • Spring Break: Monday, March 30-Friday, April 3, 2026

     

    How are the calendars created?

    The development process 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.

    Reminder: According to North Carolina law, public schools can start no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26 and end no later than the Friday closest to June 11. 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.

     

    What’s noteworthy about these calendars?

    In order to assist with long-term planning, the current effort involves drafting calendars two school years in advance. The Calendar Committee reconvenes in November 2024 to begin working on drafting a calendar for 2026-27.

    Also, when applicable, CHCCS strives to observe holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Diwali, the Lunar New Year and Eid al-Fitr through the strategic placement of a limited number of Teacher Workdays (no school for students.) Additional holidays are observed when students have full weeks off such as Thanksgiving week, Winter Break and Spring Break. Unfortunately, public school districts are unable to observe every holiday and still meet minimum instructional-hours requirements for students given the constraints of North Carolina school calendar laws. 

Printable School Year Calendars (PDF)

Current School Year Calendars

Future School Calendars

  • The 2024-25 and 2025-26 calendars were approved by the Board of Education on February 15, 2024.

Religious & Cultural Observances Dates

CHCCS District Calendar

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