Holiday Option Lottery

When to Request

An employee who wishes to take a personal leave day before or after a holiday and does not wish to either pay the cost of the long-term substitute (Licensed) or lose 40 percent of a day’s pay (ESP), must make the request through the Human Resource Department during the Holiday Request window. Prior notification must be given to the principal or supervisor at least one day in advance of the request for leave.

** 196 or 206 contract licensed employees are not required to apply to the lottery to use a personal day before or after a holiday (Policy 410.04-5)

How to Request

Complete the google form when the request window has opened. An email with a copy of your responses will be sent to you five minutes after you submit your request. Two-Five (2-5) Business days after the window closes, Human Resources will email the respondents whether or not they were chosen for the lottery (all names are chosen at random).

Contact Paulette Takata at for assistance.

Windows for holiday requests for the 2021-22 School Year:
  • Labor Day – Sept. 6, 2021
    • Days to Request: Sept. 3 or Sept. 7
    • Request Window: July 23 – Aug. 2, 2021 (CLOSED)
  • Fall Recess – Oct. 14-15, 2021
    • Days to Request: Oct. 13 or Oct. 18
    • Request Window: Aug. 30 – Sept. 9, 2021(CLOSED)
  • Thanksgiving Recess – Nov. 24-26, 2021 
    • Days to Request: Nov. 23 or Nov. 29
    • Request Window: Oct. 9-19, 2021 (CLOSED)


  • Winter Recess – Dec. 20, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2021  
    • Days to Request: Dec. 17 or Jan. 3
    • Request Window: Nov. 5-15, 2021 (CLOSED)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan. 17, 2022**
    • Day to Request: Jan. 18
    • Request Window: Dec. 3-13, 2021 (CLOSED)
  • President’s Day – Feb. 21, 2022
    • Days to Request: Feb. 18 or Feb. 22
    • Request Window: Jan. 7-17, 2022 (CLOSED)
  • Spring Recess – April 4-8, 2022
    • Days to Request: Apr. 1 or Apr. 11
    • Request Window: Feb. 18 – Feb. 28, 2022

**186 Day Contracts cannot use a personal day on January 14, 2022 due to grading day

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