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2021-2022 School Year Calendar Options

GCPS has presented 3 calendar options for the 2021-2022 school year, and Dacula Middle School is gathering your feedback from our school community for your preferred option.

In developing options, the following parameters were taken into consideration: 180 school days, 10 planning/staff development days, two early release days in each semester for ES/MS, three early release days in each semester for HS exams, one week break for Thanksgiving, Winter Break, one week break for Spring Break, end the first semester prior to Winter Break and end second semester prior to Memorial Day. 

Of the three calendars currently under consideration, Option 1 is much like the current calendar. It calls for a start date of Aug. 4 and an end date of May 25. Option 2 calls for a start date of Aug. 4. However, with a staggered return to the classroom by grade level, some students will learn remotely until their grade level is scheduled to return to in-person learning. Option 3 also calls for a staggered start for students, with a start date of Aug. 9. 

Options 2 and 3 both include six digital learning days—three in first semester and three in second semester. These two options do not include built-in inclement weather days. 

After reviewing the options, please access the link to select your preferred option. The link will be active for your feedback until Friday, November 6.

Following are the three calendar options: Option 1, Option 2, and Option 3

2021-2022 Calendar Options Feedback Form