School Year Calendar 2021-22

2021-22 SY Calendar updated

APS 2021-22 School Year calendar updates 

On June 17, 2021 – President Biden signed legislation into law marking June 19th a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday will be observed annually. In Massachusetts, the holiday was officially observed for the first time in 2021.

We have updated the 2021-22 school year calendar to reflect the Juneteenth observance. The final day of school, with no storm days, is still scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2022. 

Juneteenth is on Sunday in 2022 and will be observed on Monday, June 20, 2022 by state and federal law. If the superintendent needs to call more than three (3) storm days, this will move the final day of school accordingly. Each April, based on the number of storm days and a recommendation from the superintendent, the School Committee votes on the final day of school. 

2021-2022 Andover Public Schools Calendar

Andover Public Schools serves children from many different religious and ethnic backgrounds, and a goal of the APS Theory of Action is to create safe, caring, and culturally responsive classrooms and schools. With that in mind, district policy IMDC "Accommodation for Religious and Ethnic Observances" describes the handling of absences and event scheduling on days which require additional consideration. The School Committee recognizes the list below may not include all holidays observed by Andover families, but there has been an attempt to identify the major ones.

 

Religious and Ethnic Observances 2021-2022

Holiday

Date

Muharram*

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

APS classes begin for students on Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Rosh Hashanah* (day 1)

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Rosh Hashanah* (day 2)

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Samvatsari

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Ganesha Chaturthi

Friday, September 10, 2021

Yom Kippur*

Thursday, September 16, 2021

First Day of Sukkot*

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Navaratri

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Dasera/ Dussehra

Friday, October 15, 2021

Diwali

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Chanukah/ Hanukkah* (day 1)

Monday, November 29, 2021

Christmas Eve

Friday, December 24, 2021

Kwanzaa (day 1)

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Epiphany

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Orthodox Christmas

Friday, January 7, 2022

Lunar New Year

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Isra & Miraj

Monday, March 1, 2022

Holi *

Friday, March 18, 2022

Ramadan*

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Good Friday

Friday, April 15, 2022

Passover* (day 1)

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Orthodox Good Friday

Friday, April 22, 2022

Orthodox Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Laylat al-Qadr

Monday, April 26, 2022

Eid al-Fitr*

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Vesak Day

Monday, May 16, 2022

Shavuot*

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19, 2022

 *Holidays begin at sundown the day before.

 

Click on the calendar to create a printable version. Best viewed in landscape mode. 

Early Release Days – ALL SCHOOLS

  • Friday, Oct. 8, 2021
  • Wed, Nov 24, 2021
  • Friday, Dec. 10, 2021
  • Friday, Jan. 28, 2022
  • Friday, March 18, 2022
  • Friday, May 6, 2022
  • Friday, June 3, 2022

Teacher PD & Conference Dates 

  • Nov. 12* – No Classes at Elem, MS, AHS
  • Nov. 5 -- K conf only – no K classes

First Day of School          

  • Mon., Aug. 30 - Teachers
  • Wed., Sep 1 – Students

Last Day of School            

  • Tues., June 14 – w/no snow days
  • Tues., June 21 – w/5 snow days

No Classes held due to Federal, State Holidays and school recess

  • Sept 3- 6 - Labor Day Recess
  • Oct 11 - Columbus Day
  • Nov 11 - Veterans Day
  • Nov 25-26 - Thanksgiving Recess
  • Dec 24-Dec 31 - Holiday Recess
  • Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King Day
  • Feb. 21-25 - Presidents’ Day/Winter Recess
  • April 18-22 - Patriots’ Day/Spring Recess
  • May 30 - Memorial Day