Current + Future
The SDPC Board of Trustees approved the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year on Jan. 25, 2021. This is a Modified Year-Round calendar with a start date of August 3, 2021 for students.
Work Calendars - Click here to view and download employee work schedule calendars.
Modified Year-Round Calendar Approach
The MODIFIED calendar provides:
Complete 1st semester and secondary level exams before Christmas break (in prior years, a later start date led to exams being given after Christmas which was very difficult for students and parents)
Breaks Throughout the Year
Our goal is to create breaks evenly distributed throughout the school year instead of long stretches without stopping.
Prevents student and teacher burnout.
Decreases teacher and student absences.
Prevents social, behavioral, and emotional issues.
Allows us to schedule unique opportunities for partnerships with area organizations for Arts and Music Enrichment during these breaks.
Additional opportunities for students and staff throughout the year instead of just summer.
Decrease Summer Learning Loss
An earlier return (first Tuesday in August) reduces learning loss during the summer months and allows a return to structure for students.
Allows more instructional days before cold and flu season
Breaks are built-in during times when more absences occur due to sickness.
Flexible Learning Opportunities
Allows students to complete 12-week and 8-week virtual courses each semester (during 20 week semester).
Flexibility in scheduling virtual courses makes more courses available to students.
Provides more options for our students to obtain credits.
All of this is in line with the SDPC Board priority of INNOVATION
Enables SDPC to be more future-focused.
The total number of school days for students (180) and contract days for teachers (190) remain the same as they have been before.
2022-2023 Calendar (Next school year)
The SDPC Board of Trustees approved the 2022-2023 FINAL Calendar on Oct. 25, 2021. This is a Modified Year-Round calendar with a start date of August 2, 2022 for students.
First Day: August 2
Last Day: May 26
SDPC posts draft versions of future calendars to assist teachers and families with planning. All calendars are subject to change. Calendars are brought to the school board for final approval during the preceding school year.
The district has developed draft calendars through the 2026-2027 school year, which will be posted on the district website for planning purposes but must be reviewed by the board each year before final approval and are subject to change. These calendars follow the Modified Year-Round format.