The 2024-25 calendar options poll will be available for comment through October 27. The poll will include three options for the instructional calendar. The results will be presented to the School Board in November, who will make the final decision in December.
The development of the annual school calendar requires the balancing of the interests of students, families, and staff, along with requirements from the Virginia Department of Education. All three options maintain many of the facets of the current academic calendar.
The annual PWCS instructional calendar is 180 days long. School divisions can begin as early as two weeks before Labor Day and must have a four-day Labor Day weekend for students. The starting point for the 2024-25 calendar begins before Labor Day, incorporating the four-day weekend.
In a commitment to cultural inclusivity, PWCS added four holidays in the 2021-22 school calendar, which remained in the subsequent 2022-23 and 2023-24 calendars. PWCS intends to preserve these holidays in the 2024-25 calendar if they impact an instructional day.
Option A requires an earlier start date to the school year, an extended winter and spring break, and a later end date to the school year. Option B requires a later start date to the school year, an extended winter break, a regular spring break, and a later end date to the school year. Option C requires a later start date to the school year, a regular winter and spring break, and an earlier end date to the school year.
|Teachers Report||August 14||August 12||August 12||August 12|
|Start Date||August 21||August 19||August 20||August 20|
|Winter Break||December 21-January 1||December 23-January 3||December 23-January 3||December 23-January 1|
|Spring Break||March 25-29||April 14-21||April 14-18||April 14-18|
|Last Day of School||June 7||June 12||June 12||June 10|
|Last Day of for Teachers||June 12||June 13||June 13||June 11|