MCPS Back To School: Important Dates to Remember For The 2022-2023 School Year

by MCS Staff

Students are heading back to school later this month with teachers reporting on August 22nd for Pre-Service. August 22nd-26th will serve as professional days for teachers. Prior to the first day of school for students, MCPS is holding a Back-To-School Fair at Westfield Wheaton, and most students will be returning to school on Monday, August 29th (Only Arcola Elementary School and Roscoe Nix Elementary School follow the Innovative School calendar). Below you will see important dates to remember for the 2022-2023 school year:

2022

July 4

Independence Day—Schools and offices closed

August 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Professional days for teachers

August 29

First day of school for students

September 5

Labor Day—Schools and offices closed

September 14

Early release day for students

September 26

No school for students and teachers

September 30

Early release day for students

October 5

No school for students and teachers

October 24*

Professional day for teachers; no school for students

November 7*

Professional day for teachers; no school for students; end of 1st quarter grading/planning

November 8

Election Day—Schools and offices closed

November 21 and 22

Early release days for students

November 23

Systemwide Closure—Schools and offices closed

November 24 and 25

Thanksgiving—Schools and offices closed

December 7

Early release day for students

December 23, 27, 28, 29, 30

Winter Break—No school for students and teachers

December 26

Holiday—Schools and offices closed

2023

January 2

New Year’s Day (observed)—Schools and offices closed

January 16

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—Schools and offices closed

January 27*

Professional day for teachers; no school for students; end of 2nd quarter grading/planning

February 20

Presidents’ Day—Schools and offices closed

March 3

Early release day for students

March 15

Early release day for students

March 31*

Professional day for teachers; no school for students; end of 3rd quarter grading/planning

April 3*, 4*, 5, 6

Spring Break—No school for students and teachers

April 7 and 10

Holidays—Schools and offices closed

April 21*

Professional day for teachers; no school for students

May 29

Memorial Day—Schools and offices closed

June 16

Last day of school for students; early release day

June 19

Systemwide Closure—Schools and offices closed

June 20*

Professional day for teachers; end of 4th quarter grading/planning

* If the school year is disrupted by emergencies and schools are closed three or more days, dates identified as possible make-up instructional days include: October 24 and November 7, 2022; January 27, March 31, April 3, April 4, April 21, and June 20–23, 2023.

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