For any school leader, administrator or communication professional, it can be a challenge to keep track of all the holidays, holidays, events, appreciation days, weekly celebrations and other occasions that take place throughout the year.

To help make this a little easier, we have compiled a list of these events for the next year, starting in July 2021 and running through June 2022. These events include national recognition months, staff appreciation weeks and various well-known and more obscure holidays and days of awareness.

We hope you find this resource helpful as you plan events, communications and social media content this year.

 

July 2021

    • National Picnic Month
    • National Ice Cream Month
    • July 4: Independence Day
    • July 30: International Day of Friendship
    • July 30: System Administrator Appreciation Day (#SysAdminDay)

August 2021

    • National Truancy Prevention Month
    • Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
    • August 9: Book Lovers Day
    • August 13: International Youth Day (#YouthDay)
    • August 26: Women’s Equality Day

September 2021

    • Suicide Prevention Month
    • College Savings Month
    • Hispanic Heritage Month
    • September 6: Labor Day
    • September 8: International Literacy Day
    • September 12: National Grandparent’s Day
    • September 13: Positive Thinking Day
    • September 15: National School Backpack Awareness Day
    • September: 21: International IT Professionals Day

October 2021

    • National Principals Month (#ThankaPrincipal)
    • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
    • Careers in Construction Month
    • Positive Attitude Month
    • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
    • October 1: Manufacturing Day
    • October 2: National Custodian Day
    • October 3-9: Fire Prevention Week
    • October 5: World Teachers Day
    • October 11: Indigenous Peoples Day/Columbus Day
    • October 16: National Boss’s Day
    • October 18-22: National School Bus Safety Week
    • October 10: Unity Day/Stop Bullying Day
    • October 23-31: Red Ribbon Week/Drug-Free America Week
    • October 28: National First Responders Day

November 2021

    • National Career Development Month
    • National Scholarship Month
    • Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
    • November 7: Daylight Saving Time Ends
    • November 8: National STEM and STEAMDay
    • November 11: Veterans Day
    • November 15-19: American Education Week
    • November 18: National Parent Involvement Day
    • November 19: Substitute Educator Day
    • November 20: World Children’s Day
    • November 25: Thanksgiving
    • November 25-December 6: Hanukkah

December 2021

    • Human Rights Month
    • Learn a Foreign Language Month
    • December 2: Special Education Day
    • December 3: International Day of People with Disabilities
    • December 5: International Volunteer Day
    • December 6-12: Computer Science Education Week
    • December 6-January 1: Kwanzaa

January 2022

    • National Mentoring Month (#MentoringMonth, #MentorIRL)
    • Thank You Month
    • 100th Day of School (most districts)
    • January 9: National School Librarians/Library Week (also celebrated in April)
    • January 9: School Resource Officers Day
    • January 15: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 2022

    • African American History Month (#AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth, #BlackHistoryMonth)
    • Career and Technical Education Month® (CTE Month®) (#CTEMonth)
    • Financial Aid Awareness Month (#FinAidFeb)
    • Dental Health Month
    • February 2: Groundhog Day
    • February 7-11: National School Counseling Week
    • February 14: Valentine’s Day
    • February 14-20: Random Acts of Kindness Week (#MakeKindnessTheNorm)
    • February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day (#MakeKindnessTheNorm)
    • February 21: President’s Day (third Monday in February)
    • February 21-25: Public Schools Week
    • February 25: Digital Learning Day
    • February 25: Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day (#GirlDay2021)

March 2022

    • Women’s History Month
    • Youth Art Month
    • National Nutrition Month
    • Music in Our Schools Month
    • March 2: Read Across America Day
    • March 4: Employee Appreciation Day
    • March 4: Maintenance Workers Appreciation Day
    • March 7-11: School Social Work Week
    • March 8: International Women’s Day (#EachforEqual, #IWD2022)
    • March 11: International Social Emotional Learning/SEL Day (#SELDay #SocialEmotionalLearning)
    • March 13: National Good Samaritan Day
    • March 13: Daylight Saving Time Begins
    • March 14: Pi Day
    • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

April 2022

    • World Autism Awareness Month
    • Financial Literacy Month (#MySavingsStory #FinancialLiteracyMonth #FinLitMonth)
    • Counseling Awareness Month (#CounselorsHelp)
    • School Library Month
    • National Internship Awareness Month
    • Mathematics Awareness Month
    • National Volunteer Month
    • April 1: April Fool’s Day
    • April 1: Walk to Work Day
    • April 2: Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
    • April 2-10: National Robotics Week (#NationalRoboticsWeek, #RoboticsWeek, #Roboweek)
    • April 3-10: National School Library Week (also celebrated January 9)
    • April 4: National School Librarian Day (also celebrated January 9)
    • April 4-8: National Assistant Principals Week
    • April 17-23: National School Volunteer Week
    • April 21: Administrative Assistants Day
    • April 22: Earth Day
    • April 27: Administrative Professionals Day (#WeLeadUp, #AdminProfessionalsDay)
    • April 29: Arbor Day

May 2022

    • National Mental Health Awareness Month
    • Military Appreciation Month
    • National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
    • Asian & Pacific-Island Heritage Month/Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
    • May 1: National College Decision Day (#DecisionDay #CollegeBound)
    • May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week (#ThankATeacher)
    • May 6: School Lunch Hero Day
    • March 8: Mother’s Day
    • March 11: National School Nurses Day
    • March 30: Memorial Day

June 2022

    • National Safety Month
    • Pride Month
    • June 19: Juneteenth
    • June 19: Father’s Day
    • June 21: First Day of Summer
    • June 30: Federal FAFSA application deadline