April 27, 2023
As the end of the 2022-23 School Year approaches, the Prince George School Board has approved a pair of calendar adjustments for the months of May and June.
First, Friday, May 26, 2023, has been converted from a regular school day to a holiday for students and staff. This change means PGCPS schools and offices will be closed for Memorial Day beginning Friday, May 26, 2023, through Monday, May 29, 2023. These facilities will open at their normal times on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
Secondly, the Prince George School Board approved converting Friday, June 16, 2023, from a regular instructional day for students to a teacher workday. Students will not report to school on this day, meaning the last day of school for students for the 2022-23 School Year will be Thursday, June 15, 2023.
In developing school calendars annually, PGCPS builds additional instructional time into the school year to compensate for inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances that necessitate the closure of schools. As the year progresses and that extra time isn't utilized, the school division can consider converting certain days to holidays for students and staff or removing days from the end of the school year. Those recommendations are provided to the school board for consideration and implemented into the calendar if approved.
We appreciate the Prince George School Board's consideration and approval of this calendar adjustment. Our calendar is designed to fully support the instructional needs of our students and account for unanticipated closures, such as those for weather. When additional time is available in our calendar, our school system looks for ways to give our school community opportunities for time off with family and rest.
For more information and to view the division's updated calendar, please visit our website at https://www.pgs.k12.va.us/apps/pages/Calendar.
While on our website, be sure to review the 2023-24 School Year Calendar, as the upcoming year features a pre-Labor Day start date of Monday, August 21, 2023. We encourage families to review the calendar ahead of PGCPS' transition to an August start of the school year. A link to the calendar is available on the current-year calendar website linked above and each school's website in their "About Us" menu.