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2018 - 2019 School Year

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Approved: 11/07/17
  Date Details Days

August

20 (M) Administrative & Supervisory Personnel Meeting Pupil: 0
Teacher: 8
22 (W) Teachers and School-Based Staff on Duty
24 (F) Systemwide Professional Development Activities
27 (M) Teacher Classroom Preparation Day
29 (W) Systemwide Professional Development Activities
30 (Th) Orientation for Students Entering Grades 6 and 9

September

3  (M) Labor Day – Schools and Offices Closed Pupil: 17
Teacher: 17
4 (T) Opening Day for Students
10 (M) Rosh Hashanah – Schools and Offices Closed
19 (W) Yom Kippur – Schools and Offices Closed

October

8 (M) Columbus Day* Pupil: 22
Teacher: 23
19 (F) Systemwide Professional Development Day/MSEA Convention – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty or at the Convention       

November

6 (T) Election Day – Schools and Offices Closed Pupil: 18-19
Teacher: 19
9 (F) First Marking Period Ends – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty
11 (Su) Veterans Day*
12-16 (M-F) American Education Week
22-23 (Th-F) Thanksgiving Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed
26 (M) Report Cards Distributed
29 (Th) Preschool-3 and PreK Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or PreK a.m. or p.m. Sessions – Teachers on Duty
30 (F) Elementary Conference Day – Schools Closed for Elementary Students – Middle and High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty

December

21 (F) Christmas Holiday/Winter Break Begins at the End of the School Day Pupil: 15
Teacher: 15

January

2 (W) Schools Reopen Pupil: 21
Teacher: 21
21 (M) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday – Schools and Offices Closed
25 (F) Second Marking Period Ends – Schools Close 3 Hours Early for All Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – Teachers on Duty

February

7 (Th) Report Cards Distributed Pupil: 19
Teacher: 19
12 (T) Lincoln’s Birthday*
18 (M) Presidents’ Day; Washington’s Birthday* – Schools and Offices Closed

March

25 (M) Maryland Day* Pupil: 21
Teacher: 21

April

5 (F) Third Marking Period Ends – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty Pupil: 20
Teacher: 20
18 (Th) Spring Break Begins at the End of the School Day
23 (T) Schools Reopen – Report Cards Distributed

May

6 (M) PreK and Kindergarten Conference Day – No Preschool-3, PreK, or Kindergarten Sessions – Teachers on Duty Pupil: 22
Teacher: 22
7 (T) PreK Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or PreK sessions – Teachers on Duty
24 (F) Last Day for Seniors
27 (M) Memorial Day Observed – Schools and Offices Closed
28-31 (T-F) Commencement Exercises

June

1-7 (S-F) Commencement Exercises Pupil: 9
Teacher: 10
5 (W) Systemwide Professional Development Day – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty; Eid-Al Fitr*
12 (W) Assessment Day*** – Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in Session Full Day – Last Day of Classes for Preschool-3 and PreK
13 (Th) Assessment Day*** – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty
14 (F) Assessment Day*** – Last Day of Classes – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty; Flag Day*

July

4 (Th) Independence Day – Schools and Offices Closed  
5 (F) Summer School Teachers on Duty
8 (M) Summer School Begins

August

2 (F) Summer School Ends  
  • Total Pupil Days: 184-185
  • Total Teacher Days: 195

* Schools open with appropriate exercises OR appropriate exercises to be scheduled on the school day prior.

** GRADE AND Data Recording, Data Analysis – Principals and teachers will have time for grade and data recording, data analysis/progress assessment.

***ASSESSMENT DAY – High schools will have the opportunity to administer traditional final exams or to use alternative assessment procedures. Test administration may be scheduled on Friday, June 14, 2019, as long as another make-up testing date is available for students who were unable to test due to religious observance.

## The school year will end on Friday, June 14, 2019.  However, depending on the number of emergency closure days used (e.g., full-day closures, delayed openings, or early dismissals), the school calendar may be adjusted (e.g. re-designation of professional development days, planned early releases, etc.) in order to meet the minimum required student days/equivalent student hours. 

Teacher duty days will not exceed 191.

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