2022-2023 Draft School Calendar

NLPS is seeking input on its 2022-2023 Draft School Calendar. The calendar was approved in principle by the Board of Trustees on December 10, 2021 and is now being shared with stakeholders for feedback.

The calendar includes 192 operational days and 178 instructional days, which is the same as the current 2021-2022 calendar. There are a total of five professional development days for staff, including the division's annual Ignite conference.

Previous feedback from stakeholders has indicated support for Family Fridays and a preference to avoid early dismissal days. There are a total of five Family Fridays, with no school for students or staff, included in the draft calendar and no early dismissal days.

As with previous calendars, the 2022-2023 draft school calendar includes four-day weekends coinciding with Thanksgiving and Victoria Day, a two-week break at Christmas, and a spring break that coincides with Easter. This year's calendar also includes September 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a no school day for students and staff.

The calendar was developed by a committee that includes two school administrators and two representatives from the Alberta Teachers' Association local. They reviewed a number of factors that impact the school calendar including provincial diploma exam and achievement test schedules, average number of instructional and operational days in other Alberta school jurisdictions, the requirement to have 950 hours of instructional time at the elementary school level and 1,000 hours in high school, and the caps on instructional and assignable time for teachers.

Please share your thoughts about the draft calendar in our discussion forum below. The forum will be open from January 5 to February 3. Feedback will be reviewed by division administration and the Board of Trustees prior to final approval of the calendar in February. The finalized calendar will be shared with all stakeholders once it is approved.


NLPS is seeking input on its 2022-2023 Draft School Calendar. The calendar was approved in principle by the Board of Trustees on December 10, 2021 and is now being shared with stakeholders for feedback.

The calendar includes 192 operational days and 178 instructional days, which is the same as the current 2021-2022 calendar. There are a total of five professional development days for staff, including the division's annual Ignite conference.

Previous feedback from stakeholders has indicated support for Family Fridays and a preference to avoid early dismissal days. There are a total of five Family Fridays, with no school for students or staff, included in the draft calendar and no early dismissal days.

As with previous calendars, the 2022-2023 draft school calendar includes four-day weekends coinciding with Thanksgiving and Victoria Day, a two-week break at Christmas, and a spring break that coincides with Easter. This year's calendar also includes September 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a no school day for students and staff.

The calendar was developed by a committee that includes two school administrators and two representatives from the Alberta Teachers' Association local. They reviewed a number of factors that impact the school calendar including provincial diploma exam and achievement test schedules, average number of instructional and operational days in other Alberta school jurisdictions, the requirement to have 950 hours of instructional time at the elementary school level and 1,000 hours in high school, and the caps on instructional and assignable time for teachers.

Please share your thoughts about the draft calendar in our discussion forum below. The forum will be open from January 5 to February 3. Feedback will be reviewed by division administration and the Board of Trustees prior to final approval of the calendar in February. The finalized calendar will be shared with all stakeholders once it is approved.


What questions do you have?

Please submit any questions you have about the 2022-2023 Draft School Calendar? Is there something that is confusing? Do you want to know more about why certain things included in the calendar? Submit your question and indicate whether you would like us to answer you privately or post your question and our answer for other participants to see. 

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  • Is there suppose to be a Family Friday with the Thanksgiving weekend?

    rhonda asked 13 days ago

    The Friday before Thanksgiving would be IPP day which would be a day off for students, but not for staff. So students would have a four-day weekend, staff would have a three-day weekend. 

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