Key Dates

Please Note: Grace's policy is that student's are expected to attend school each day unless they have an approved absence. Families should avoid planning to have their children miss school the day before or after a long weekend or break.

2021-22 School Year

Updated January 29, 2021

August  23 Preseason Athletics Begin (HS)
August  23 New Faculty & Staff Antiracism/Orientation Workshops
August 30 Opening Faculty Meetings Begin (All Faculty & Staff)
September 6 Labor Day (school closed)
September 7 Rosh Hashanah (school closed)
September 8 Grades 9, 10 & 12 Orientations
September 8 Grade 5 & 7 Orientations
September Grade 6 & 8 Orientations
September Grade 11 Retreat/Orientation
September 9 EC and LS Opening -- early dismissal (JK-4)
September 9-10 Grade 9 Trip with Grade 12 Peer Leaders
September 10 MS Opening (full day)
September 10 Grade 10 Trip
September 13 HS Opening Day
September 16 Yom Kippur (school closed)
October 11 Fall Weekend (school closed)
October 12 Faculty Professional Day (no school)
November 2 CANCELLED: EC/LS/MS Visiting Day; ALL GRADES WILL STILL DISMISS EARLY; election day
November 11 JK–12 Conference Day (no school)
November 23 Thanksgiving Break begins at end of school day
November 24-26 Thanksgiving Vacation
November 29 School Reopens
December 17 Winter Break Begins (early dismissal)
January  3 School Reopens
January  17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (school closed)
February  2 EC & LS Conference Day (no school JK-4)
February  21-22 Presidents' Day Weekend (school closed)
March  11 Spring Break - begins at end of school day
March  28 School reopens
April 15 Good Friday (school closed)
April  21 Grades 2–11 Conference Day (no school except for JK, K and Grade 1)
May  11 Early Childhood Conference Day (no school for JK, K & Grade 1)
May  27 Commencement
May 30 Memorial Day (School Closed)
June 14 HS Closing
June 14 EC & LS Closing
June  14 Grades 5-7 Closing
June  15 Grade 8 Closing

2022-23 School Year

Updated February 16, 2022

August
22
Preseason Athletics Begin (HS)
August
22
New Faculty & Staff Antiracism/Orientation Workshops/Admin Opening
August
29
Opening Faculty Meetings Begin (All Faculty & Staff)
September
5
Labor Day (school closed)
September
6-7
Grade 12 Orientation/Retreat Day (Overnight)
September
7
Grades 9 & 10 Orientation Day
September
7
New MS Student Orientation
September
8
MS Student Orientation
September
8
Grade 11 Orientation/Retreat Day
September
8
EC and LS Opening – early dismissal (EC and LS)
September
8-9
Grade 9 Trip with Grade 12 Peer Leaders
September
9
JK/K early dismissal
September
9
MS Grade Retreats
September
12
MS and HS Opening Day
October
5
Yom Kippur (no school)
October
10
Fall Weekend (school closed)
October 
11
Faculty Professional Day (no school)
November
8
EC/LS/MS Visiting Day; HS noon dismissal; election day
November
11
JK–12 Conference Day (no school)
November
22
Thanksgiving Break begins at end of school day
November
23–25
Thanksgiving Vacation
November
28
School Reopens
December
16
Winter Break begins (early dismissal)
January
3
School Reopens 
January
16
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (school closed)
January
17
Faculty Professional Day
February
2
EC & LS Conference Day (no school for JK-4)
February
20-21
Presidents' Day Weekend (school closed)
March
17
Spring Break – begins at end of school day
April
3
School Reopens
April
7
Good Friday (School Closed)
April
20
Grades 2–11 Conference Day (no school except for JK, K and 1)
May
11
EC Conference Day (no school for JK, K & 1)
May
22-23
Senior Retreat (overnight)
May
24
Senior Dinner
May
26
Commencement
May
29
Memorial Day (School Closed)
June
1
Prom
June
13
HS Closing
June
13
EC & LS Closing
June
14
MS Closing Exercises
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