Orangeburg County School District trustees unanimously approved school start and end times for the 2021-2022 school year.
The schedule for students returning to school in August will be: • 4k-2nd grade (primary school) – Start time: 7:40 a.m. End time: 2:40 p.m. • 3rd to 5th grade (elementary school) – Start time: 7:40 a.m. End time: 2:40 p.m. • 6th to 8th grade (middle school) – Start time: 8 a.m. End time: 3 p.m. • K-12 schools – Start time: 8 a.m. End time: 3 p.m. • 9th to 12th grade (high schools) – Start time: 8:25 a.m. End time: 3:25 p.m The school start and end times were overwhelmingly supported by parents and employees in a districtwide survey issued recently. Trustees approved them Tuesday.
Start and end times for individual teachers depend on the needs of the school.
In related matters, trustees also unanimously approved the 2021-2022 school calendar.
School will start Aug. 16, 2021 with the last day of school being June 3 for students and June 6 for teachers. Report cards will be issued June 10.
Holidays will include: President's Day, Feb. 21; Memorial Day, May 30; Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, spring break and Good Friday.
Graduation is scheduled for May 27-28. Seniors would not need to return the final week after graduation.