Yukon school calendar dates set for 2021–22

Calendar dates for all Yukon schools for the 2021–22 school year are now set and available online at Yukon.ca.

The dates published online as part of the four-year outlook have been adjusted following feedback from school administrators and school councils. The changes include:

  • two professional development days for Whitehorse schools are now scheduled to take place at the beginning of the school year to support student attendance;
  • even though the Wood Buffalo Arctic Winter Games have been postponed, spring break dates are now Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 18, 2022; and
  • Christmas break and end of the school year dates have changed to support attendance and ensure the required amount of instructional time is provided to students.

Key dates for Whitehorse schools:

  • the first day of school for students is now Monday, August 23, 2021;
  • the last day of school for students is now Wednesday, June 15, 2022; and
  • spring break dates are now Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 18, 2022.

Key dates for rural schools:

  • School calendar dates vary by school depending on the needs of the community and can be viewed on Yukon.ca.

Key dates for all schools:

  • Christmas break dates are now Monday, December 20, 2021, to Monday, January 3, 2022.

Key dates for the 2022–23 school year are currently available online and no changes have been made at this time.

We are pleased to share dates for the 2021–22 school year. Thank you to all school administrators and school councils for ensuring the school calendar reflects the unique needs of our school communities and supports effective learning for students.

Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan

Quick facts 
  • The Government of Yukon aims to publish key school calendar dates four years in advance on Yukon.ca to support families, school staff and communities to plan around the school calendar. While key dates don’t typically change, adjustments can be made in some circumstances.

  • School calendars are developed with school administrators and school councils and set in the spring ahead of a new school year. School councils provide input on how school calendar dates affect the community, including for Yukon First Nations cultural activities.

  • Whitehorse schools share the same calendar dates. Watson Lake schools also follow the same calendar dates. Rural school calendar dates vary depending on the needs of the community. 

  • School calendars in Yukon require 950 hours of instruction through the school year and school days must be between 300 to 330 instructional minutes according to the Education Act.

  • Key school calendar dates are currently available up until the 2022–23 school year. Key dates for 2023–24 and 2024–25 will be available by the end of the current school year.

Media contact 

Maria Paré
Communications, Education

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