School Boards approve School Year Calendar for 2021-2022

April 29, 2021

School Boards approve School Year Calendar for 2021-2022

The Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon (CSC Nouvelon), Rainbow District School Board (RDSB), Sudbury Catholic District School Board (SCDSB) and Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) have approved the School Year Calendar for 2021-2022.

The four school boards have worked together to produce a common calendar for many years, facilitating the co-ordination of services such as student transportation. Each board adopted the calendar following its own consultation process. The calendar will now be submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Education for final approval.

The 2021-2022 School Year Calendar will be the same for students in all English and French-language schools in Greater Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury East (including Warren, Markstay, Noëlville, St. Charles and Killarney). The calendar will also apply, with minor differences, to CSC Nouvelon and CSPGNO schools in Elliot Lake, Blind River, Spanish, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Chapleau, Dubreuilville and Hornepayne.

The 2021-2022 school year for students will begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, following the Labour Day weekend. There will be no early dismissal.

In addition to the first day of school, the School Year Calendar includes the dates for the Christmas Break, the March Break, statutory holidays, secondary school examination days and professional activity days in 2021-2022.

Overview of the 2021-2022 School Year

Elementary and Secondary Schools

Labour Day                                                      September 6, 2021

First Day of School for Students                     September 7, 2021

Thanksgiving                                                   October 11, 2021

Christmas Break                                              December 20 to 31, 2021

Family Day                                                       February 21, 2022

Board Holiday (SCDSB, CSPGNO, CSC Nouvelon)      March 11, 2022

Mid-Winter Break                                           March 14 to 18, 2022

Good Friday                                                    April 15, 2022

Easter Monday                                                April 18, 2022

Victoria Day                                                     May 23, 2022

Last Day of School for Students                      June 29, 2022

First Semester (Secondary)                 September 7, 2021 to February 3, 2022

Second Semester (Secondary)            February 4, 2022 to June 29, 2022


Examination Days for Secondary Schools

January 28 to February 3, 2022 (5 days)

June 23 to 29, 2022 (5 days)

Professional Activity Days

Seven days for professional development activities will also be held during the 2021-2022 School Year, as follows:

Sudbury/Espanola/Manitoulin Districts

September 1, 2021

September 2, 2021

September 3, 2021 (for SCDSB, CSPGNO and CSC Nouvelon)

October 25, 2021

November 19, 2021

February 4, 2022

March 11, 2022 (for RDSB only)

June 13, 2022

The School Year Calendar for 2021-2022 is available on school board websites:


Media Contacts:

Carole Dubé

Director of Communications

Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario

705-671-1533, ext. 2233