Early Release Days for the 2021-2022 School Year

This post was created on 01/01/2022.

This is the third year Pasco County Schools is utilizing a monthly, two-hour-early release time to allow for staff to engage in professional development aligned with student needs and district and school priorities. ​


For students - increase in effective instruction and decrease in learning disruption on substitute days.

For staff - increased opportunity to learn and grow built in to the work schedule​.

For stakeholders - predictable schedule, fewer substitutes, higher quality, and more engaged staff. ​

Early release days for the 2021 - 2022 school year will take place on the following dates:

  • September 8, 2021
  • October 6, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
  • January 12, 2022
  • February 2, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 13, 2022

On each of the early release days, students will be released two hours early. The bell times, including the early release times for each school, can be found here.