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Important dates to know for the 2021-22 school year in Dawson County
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Children get off the school bus at Riverview Elementary School for the first day of school on Aug. 7, 2020. - photo by Erica Jones

It’s that time again, the new school year is almost upon us. To start out the 2021-22 school year right, here are a few important dates that families in Dawson County should know. 

Open house date and times

  • Elementary School: Aug. 4 (3-6 p.m.) 

  • High School, Junior High School and Middle School: Aug. 4 (2-5 p.m.)  

First day of school in Dawson County 

The first day of school for all students will be Aug. 6, 2021.

Student holidays for the 2021-22 school year

  • Labor Day: Sept. 6, 2021

  • Fall Break: Sept. 23-27

  • Professional Development: Oct. 22

  • Veteran’s Day: Nov. 11 (early release)

  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Nov. 22-26

  • Holiday Break: Dec. 22-31

  • Professional Development: Jan. 3

  • MLK Day: Jan. 17

  • Professional Development: Feb. 17

  • Student and Staff Holiday: Feb. 18-21

  • Professional Development: March 11

  • Spring Break: April 4-8

Last day of the 2021-22 school year 

The last day of the 2021-22 school year is May 25, 2022. It will be an early release day.