CCPS School Board Adopts the 2024-25 and Draft B of the 2025-26 Instructional Calendars

The Caroline County School Board voted Monday, February 12, 2024 to adopt the proposed instructional calendars for the 2024-25 and Draft B of the 2025-26 school years.  The following highlights for the 2024-25 school year includes:

  • Staggered School Start Monday, August 12, 2024  FIRST DAY for PreK, KG, 6th, 9th
  • All Students Return Tuesday, Aug 13, 2024
  • Aug. 30 & Sept. 2 Pre/Labor Day Holiday
  • Oct. 11     Student Holiday, ½ Div. PD-½ Workday
  • Nov. 5 No School-Election Day
  • Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec. 23-Jan. 3 Winter Break 
  • Jan. 6 Teacher workday (Students return on Jan. 7)
  • Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • Feb. 14 Student Holiday, ½ Div. PD-½ Workday
  • Feb. 20 No School Presidents’ Day Holiday
  • Mar. 10 Student Holiday, ½ Div. PD-½ Workday
  • Mar. 31-Apr. 4 Spring Break
  • April 21 No School (Make Up day) 
  • May 22 Last Day of School 

After receiving input from multiple stakeholder groups and an online survey, the school division’s calendar committee made final revisions to the initially proposed calendars for school board adoption. There will be NO Change in school start times for the 2025-2026 school year. While the research strongly suggests secondary students start school after 8:30 am, the CCPS Board noted elementary student safety in the AM and after school childcare as two critical factors to maintain the current CCPS school start times.  The adopted calendars accomplish a variety of ends, including a pre-Labor-Day start, balanced job-embedded professional learning opportunities, teacher planning days at the end of each quarter, and three make-up days.  The CCPS school board and calendar committee are pleased to have an academic calendar that supports high-quality teaching and learning that meets all state mandates and required instructional hours for verified credit.

See the approved calendars: 2024-2025 & 2025-2026