2021-22 school year start dates

First-grade student wearing a COVID-19 mask at her desk reading "Words I Use When I Write."

The City School District of Albany will begin the 2021-22 school year with orientation days for students on Thursday, Sept. 2 and Friday, Sept. 3. 

At this time, we are planning orientation programs on the following schedules. Please watch for more information and updates later this summer.

You can visit your individual school page for more information about school times, school supply lists and more.


Elementary orientation days

  • Thursday, Sept. 2 -- Grades 1-2 only (no school for students in grades 3-5)
  • Friday, Sept. 3 -- Grades 3-5 only (no school for students in grades 1-2)
  • PK/K -- Orientation days for students in prekindergarten and kindergarten will be determined later this summer.

Middle school orientation days

  • Thursday, Sept. 2 -- Last names beginning A-L only (no school for students M-Z)
  • Friday, Sept. 3 -- Last names beginning M-Z only (no school for students A-L)

High school orientation days

  • Thursday, Sept. 2 -- Grade 9 students only (no school for students in grades 10-12)
    • Morning -- Last names A-L only
    • Afternoon -- Last names M-Z only
  • Friday, Sept. 3 -- Grades 10-12 students only (no school for students in grade 9)
    • Morning -- Last names A-L only
    • Afternoon -- Last names M-Z only

Additional back-to-school dates

  • Monday, Sept. 6 -- Labor Day (all schools and district offices closed)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 7 -- No school for students (professional development day for faculty and staff)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 8 -- First full day of school for all students PK-12

You also can view and download our one-page 2021-22 calendar for families. The annual district wall calendar will be mailed to all district families in late August.