In response to canceled school days due to ice on Jan. 23 and the threat of inclement weather on Jan. 29, Henderson County Public Schools has designated Friday, Feb. 15 and Monday, Feb. 18 as full student days on all calendars, with a few other minor changes to the Flex calendar.
Prior to this change, Feb. 15 had been an early dismissal day (at 12 p.m.) on the Traditional, Flex, and Early College calendars; Feb. 18 had been an annual leave day with no school for students on the Traditional and Early College calendars.
Additional changes to the Flex calendar include making April 15 a “no day” instead of an annual leave day for staff. No one will be in school during that time – just like a regularly scheduled Spring Break – but the designation of a “no day” helps prevent staff from having to use annual leave time.
June 5 will now be a full day for Flex students, rather than a half day dismissing at noon, and June 6 has been newly designated as a half day instead of a required teacher workday for Flex teachers. June 11 is now a required teacher workday, rather than an optional teacher workday for Flex teachers; June 12 is now an optional teacher workday.
No additional calendar changes to the Traditional or Early College calendars have been necessary to satisfy the state’s requirement of instructional hours. Graduation dates for high schools remain unchanged since the December 2018 calendar revision; Traditional students will graduate on June 14, and Early College students will graduate May 31.
With respect to our district school calendars, Henderson County Public Schools adheres to the state mandated requirement of at least 1,025 hours of instruction [NC GS 115C – 84.2].
As always, future weather will dictate any other calendar revisions. Up-to-date school calendars can be accessed via our school system website, or on the HCPS Mobile App. Users of the app can also opt to receive in-app push notifications for calendar updates, weather-related information, and more.