2022-23 Feedback Survey on Draft Calendars

  • Thank you to everyone who submitted your feedback on the draft survey options.  The survey is now closed, but you can still review the three draft calendar options below. The District Calendar Committee will be reviewing the feedback survey in order to submit a recommendation to the School Board in January.  The calendar will should be approved in February.

     

Draft A

  • Draft A

    [ Download Draft A PDF (English) ]

    [ Download Draft A PDF (Spanish) ]


    Highlights:

    • Similar to KCSD’s 2021-22 year-round modified calendar
    • Uneven semesters (89 days/91days)
    • Records Days (students do not attend): July 25-29, January 2-3, March 14, April 17, May 27
    • Students’ first day: August 1
    • Labor Day Holiday: September 5
    • Fall Break: October 10-14
    • Election Day Holiday (mandated by state law): November 8
    • Thanksgiving Break: November 23-25
    • Winter Break: December 19-30
    • Martin Luther King Holiday: January 16
    • Presidents Day Holidays: February 17 and 20
    • March Holidays: March 13
    • Spring Break: April 6-14
    • Students’ last day: May 26
    • Graduation: May 27

Draft B

  • Draft B

    Download Draft B PDF (English) ]

    Download Draft B PDF (Spanish) ]


    Highlights:

    • Year-round modified calendar with two-week breaks
    • Records Days (students do not attend): July 18-22, January 2-3, February 20, March 10, May 27
    • Students’ first day: July 25
    • Labor Day Holiday: September 5
    • Fall Break: October 3-14
    • Election Day Holiday (mandated by state law): November 8
    • Thanksgiving Break: November 23-25
    • Winter Break: December 19-30
    • Martin Luther King Holiday: January 16
    • Spring Break: April 3-14
    • Students’ last day: May 26
    • Graduation: May 27

Draft C

  • Draft C

    Download Draft C PDF (English) ]

    Download Draft C PDF (Spanish) ]


    Highlights:

    • Traditional calendar
    • Records Days (students do not attend): August 8-12, January 9-10, February 20, March 17, May 27
    • Students’ first day: August 15
    • Labor Day Holiday: September 5
    • Election Day Holiday (mandated by state law): November 8
    • Thanksgiving Break: November 23-25
    • Winter Break: December 19-30
    • Martin Luther King Holiday: January 16
    • Spring Break: April 10-14
    • Students’ last day: May 26
    • Graduation: May 27
  • Please note: The opening date for students must not be before the third Monday in August, except for schools operating on a year-round modified school calendar.


Calendar Requirements

  • Below are all the factors the District Calendar Committee must consider when selecting the calendar for a school year:

    • 180 instructional days for students and 190 employment days for teachers including 10 teacher days of which at least 3 must be professional development days
       

    State testing program

    • Grade 2 Gifted and Talented Screening (IA and CogAT)
      Tentative: Five days between the last week of October through the second week of November

    • Grade 11 College-Ready Assessments (The ACT/SAT)
      Tentative: First two weeks of March

    • Grade 11 Career-Ready Assessments
      Tentative: Last two weeks of March

    • Grades 3-8 Assessments (SC READY and SCPASS)
      Last 20 days of school

    • End of Course Examination Program (EOCEP)
      Last 15 days of the semester or year, depending on the length of the class

    Holidays

    • General Election Day
    • Fall Break (5 days – new in 2021-22 school year)
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving (3 days)
    • Christmas (10 days)
    • Martin Luther King Day
    • Spring Break (5 days) traditionally


    Weather days

    At least 3 designated  (Desire to preserve staff development days)

     

    Start Date

    By state law, students cannot start before August 15, 2022.

     

    Traditional preferences in Kershaw County

    • High schools have requested two teacher days between semesters for scheduling changes and records

    • Graduations take place on a Records Day so staff members are available to supervise

    • Teacher days when students do not attend are usually scheduled for Mondays first semester and Mondays or Fridays second semester to allow parents the convenience of a long weekend

    • Allow as much instructional time before testing as possible