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School calendar highlights for 2021-22 in Tampa Bay

Details on holidays, grading periods and more.
Students from Moton Elementary School in Brooksville wave from their bus.
Students from Moton Elementary School in Brooksville wave from their bus. [ Times (2013) ]
Published Jul. 30
Updated Aug. 2

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Hillsborough County

Aug. 10, 2021: First day of school

Sept. 6: Labor Day (no school)

Oct. 8: First grading period ends

Nov. 11: Veterans Day (no school)

Nov. 22-26: Fall break

Dec. 17: Second grading period ends

Dec. 20-31: Winter break

Jan. 3, 2022: Teachers return for second semester

Jan. 4: Students return

Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

Feb. 18: Non-student day

Feb. 21: Presidents Day (no school)

March 7: Non-student day

March 11: Third grading period ends

March 14-18: Spring break

March 21: Teachers return from spring break

March 22: Students return

April 15: Non-student day

May 27: Last day of school

(Possible hurricane make-up days: Nov. 11, Nov. 22-24, Nov. 26)

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Pinellas County

Aug. 11, 2021: First day of school

Sept. 6: Labor Day (no school)

Oct. 7: First quarter ends

Oct. 8: No school for students

Nov. 22-26: Thanksgiving holiday week

Dec. 17: Second quarter ends

Dec. 20-31: Winter break

Jan. 3, 2022: Teachers return for second semester

Jan. 4: Students return

Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

Feb. 21: No school for students

March 11: Third quarter ends

March 14-18: Spring break

March 21: Teachers return from spring break

March 22: Students return

April 15: No school for students

May 26: Last day of school. Students released two hours early.

(Possible hurricane make-up days: Oct. 8, Nov. 22-23, Jan. 3, March 21)

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Pasco County

Aug. 10, 2021: First day of school

Sept. 6: Labor Day (no school)

Oct. 15: First quarter ends

Oct. 18: No school for students

Nov. 22-26: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 17: Second quarter ends

Dec. 20-31: Winter break

Jan. 3, 2022: Teachers return for second semester

Jan. 4: Students return

Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

Feb. 21: Presidents Day (no school)

March 11: Third quarter ends

March 14-18: Spring break

March 21: Teachers return after spring break

March 22: Students return

April 15: No school for students and teachers

May 25: Last day of school

(Possible hurricane make-up days: Nov. 22-23)

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Hernando County

Aug. 10, 2021: First day of school

Sept. 6: Labor Day (no school)

Oct. 7: First grading period ends

Oct. 8: No school for students

Nov. 11: Veterans Day (no school)

Nov. 22-26: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 15-17: End of semester early release days

Dec. 17: Second grading period ends

Dec. 20-31: Winter break

Jan. 3, 2022: Teachers return for second semester

Jan. 4: Students return

Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Dr. Day (no school)

Feb. 4: No school for students

Feb. 21: Presidents Day (no school)

March 10: Third grading period ends

March 11: No school for students

March 14-18: Spring break

April 15: No school

May 25-27: End of semester early release days

May 27: Last day of school

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