The county school district’s calendar for the upcoming year was recently approved.

The Board of Education okayed the 2021-22 calendar with the mandated 180-days of student instruction.

The first day of school for students is set for Wednesday, August 4.

Off days for students in the fall include Monday, Sept. 6 for Labor Day and Friday, Oct. 8 and Monday, Oct. 11 for Fall Break.

Students will receive one week out of school for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 22-26.

Christmas break will be two weeks plus one day lasting from Dec. 20, 2021 through Jan. 3, 2022. Students will also get Monday, Jan. 17 off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Spring holidays for students include President’s Day on Monday, Feb. 21, Good Friday on Friday, April 15 and Good Monday on Monday, April 18.

Spring Break returns for one week from March 14-18.

The last day of school for students will be Friday, May 20.

According to Superintendent Brandon Quinn, all principals at Alcorn Central, Biggersville and Kossuth were given a “very early say” in the calendar for the new year.

“Principals had several different choices and they narrowed it down to this one,” he told school board members. “They were given multiple opportunities to give feedback on the final calendar choice as well.”

Quinn said principals were also encouraged to share calendar options with teachers and other staff members for feedback.

Staff development days on the 2021-22 calendar include July 29-30, Aug. 2-3, Jan. 3, Feb. 21 and April 18.

Also set are nine-week exams scheduled for Oct. 4-7, Dec. 15-17, March 7-11 and May 18-20.

Progress reports will go out on Sept. 9, Nov. 18, Feb. 10 and April 21, while report cards will be issued on Oct. 14, Jan. 6 and March 24.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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