We know how busy you and your kids are! It can be a real balancing act to keep home and school calendars organized, and we hope our calendar will help. Check back often to stay informed of important dates such as school holidays, early-release days, governing board meeting dates, and more. View the calendar below or via Google Calendar (the A/B calendar for secondary schools can also be accessed via Google Calendar).

2023-24 Calendar

At its December 2022 meeting, the Hanover County School Board approved the 2023-24 school year calendar. The approved calendar includes the following:

- A staggered start to the school year similar to the past three school years. Students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, Third Grade at John M. Gandy Elementary School only, Sixth Grade, and Ninth Grade will start on Monday, August 21, and all students will go to school on Tuesday, August 22.
- Two full weeks and three weekends of Winter Break (the last school day before Winter Break will be Friday, December 22 and students will return to school on Monday, January 8)
- Spring Break the first full week of April
- No Flexible Learning Days
- No early release days (except for the last week of school)
- The last day of school will be Friday, May 31

The 2023-24 calendar was developed by a committee of parents, teachers, support employees, and administrators who considered many factors, including the valuable feedback from families, faculty, and staff. It was also developed in coordination with the other major school divisions in the metro-Richmond area.

Proposed 2024-25 Calendar

At the November 2023 School Board meeting, the Calendar Committee, which consists of parents, teachers, support employees, and administrators, presented the proposed 2024-25 school calendar.

Families, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to provide input and suggestions regarding the proposed 2024-25 calendar. The public comment period ran through Friday, December 1.

This input will be presented to the School Board in advance of its vote on the calendar, which is scheduled for its regularly scheduled business meeting on Tuesday, December 12.

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Early Closing Schedule


12:20 p.m.: JGES
12:45 p.m.: CSES, LMES, MES


1:45 p.m.: All Schools

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