The 2021-2022 school year starts on September 1 for all students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten and Preschool students start a little later and families are advised to check with their child's school to confirm start dates.
Over the summer, the Government of Canada announced that September 30th would become a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, the NLPS Board of Trustees voted in favour of observing the federal holiday and providing students and staff with an opportunity to recognize and reflect on the legacy of residential schools.
Since this holiday was not included in the original calendar that the Board approved for the 2021-2022 school year, that calendar had to be amended. Please note that the following changes have been made to the calendar for 2021-2022:
- September 24th is now a school day for all students and staff
- September 30th is now a holiday for all students and staff
- October 8th remains a no school day for students, but will now be IPP Day for staff
These changes provide minimal disruption to the overall calendar while maintaining requirements for instructional days and time.
Schools have been circulating copies of the original 2021-2022 School Calendar. Please note the changes above on any printed calendar that you receive.
You may also wish to download and print the 2021-2022 Revised School Calendar.
The 2021-2022 School Calendar was approved by the Board in February following stakeholder engagement on the draft calendar. One change was made as a result of the feedback received and the staff professional development day originally scheduled for October 25 was moved to November 1.
We continue to offer multiple Family Fridays and long weekends that coincide with stat holidays throughout the school year. This year we have added three professional development days to the calendar for staff and there will be no school for students on those days.