National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

All Yukon schools will be closed on September 30, 2021, to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. School calendars are being updated to include the new holiday.

Find school holiday dates

School calendars

School calendars are different for every school. Special events like parent-teacher interviews can affect when students are in school. Rural school calendars reflect the unique needs of their communities. Check with your school for daily schedules.

View the 2021–22 school calendar for all Yukon schools.

2021–22 key dates for Whitehorse schools 

The first day for students at Whitehorse schools is August 23, 2021. 

  • August 23, 2021: First day of school
  • September 30, 2021: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • December 20, 2021 to January 3, 2022: Christmas break
  • March 7 to March 18, 2022: Spring break
  • April 15 to April 18, 2022: Easter weekend. There are no classes on Friday or Monday.
  • Wednesday, June 15 2022: Last day of school.

Future key dates for all Yukon schools

Key dates for Yukon schools for the 2022–23 school year are also available. 

View the 2022–23 school calendar.

Future school calendar key dates are approved early in the year they come into effect. School communities will have the opportunity to revise these identified before the start of these school years.

Rural schools

Rural schools follow different school calendars than schools in Whitehorse. Each rural community in Yukon has a unique set of needs that must be carefully considered when establishing school calendar dates. The 1st and last days of the school year may differ from school to school. Some schools take a 1-week, rather than a 2-week, spring break. Important dates for each school are identified in the school calendar synopsis.

Rural schools are also being provided an additional Professional Development day for health and safety training or teachers and school staff. Central administration staff and school principals at rural schools are still determining where the additional day will fit into their school calendar. 

Any updates to the school calendar for rural schools will be shared directly with school communities before school starts. 

Contact: 

For questions, email publicschools@yukon.ca or phone 867-667-5127, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5127. You can also contact your school directly.