Approved 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

The 2021-22 school year calendar has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The first day of school will be on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

DateEvent
September 7, 2021First Day of School for Students
October 8, 2021PA day (all grades)
October 11, 2021Thanksgiving Day (no school)
November 12, 2021PA day (all grades)
December 3, 2021PA day (all grades)
Dec. 20–31, 2021Christmas Break
January 3, 2022First Day of School after Christmas Break
January 21, 2022PA Day (JK-6 only)
January 27, 2022 – Feb 2, 2022First Semester Examinations (Secondary)
February 4, 2022PA day (7-12)
February 7, 2022First Day of Semester 2 (Secondary)
February 21, 2022Family Day
March 14–18, 2022March Break
March 21, 2022First Day of School after March Break
April 15, 2022Good Friday
April 18, 2022Easter Monday
May 23, 2022Victoria Day
June 3, 2022PA day (all grades)
June 22–28, 2022Second Semester Examinations (Secondary)
June 29, 2022Last day of school for all students
June 30, 2022PA day (all grades)

How is the calendar developed?

The school year calendar comes together with the help of an Executive Committee, in consultation with our coterminous Board, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

We also receive input from representatives of the Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA), the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC), the Catholic Principals’ Council–Ottawa (CPCO), union groups, non-affiliated groups, as well as the Board’s student trustees.

What are the requirements?

The ministry of education requires that the school year calendar have a minimum of 194 school days. A maximum of seven professional development (PD) days are permitted. Three PD days are mandatory and must be dedicated to provincial education priorities. The remaining school days shall be instructional days, and a total of ten instructional days are designated as examination days for high school students.

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