2017 - 2018 School Year

Approved: 11/9/16
August
Monday 21 Administrative & Supervisory Personnel Meeting
Friday 25 Teachers on Duty; Teacher Classroom Preparation Day
Tuesday 29 Systemwide Professional Development Activities
Wednesday 30 Orientation for students entering the 6th and 9th Grades
  Pupil Days 0
  Teacher Days 5
 
September
Monday 4 Labor Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Tuesday 5 Opening Day for Students
Thursday 21 Rosh Hashanah – Schools and Offices Closed
  Pupil Days 18
  Teacher Days 19

October
Monday 9 Columbus Day*
Friday 20 Systemwide Professional Development Day/MSEA Convention – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty or at the convention
  Pupil Days 21
  Teacher Days 22
 
November
Friday 3 First Marking Period Ends – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – Teachers on Duty; High Schools in Session Full Day
Saturday 11 Veterans Day*
Monday-Friday 13-17 American Education Week
Thursday 16 Report Cards Distributed; Preschool-3 and Pre-K Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or Pre-K a.m. or p.m. Sessions – Teachers on Duty
Friday 17 Elementary Conference Day – Schools Closed for Elementary Students – Teachers on Duty – Middle Schools and High Schools in Session Full Day
Thursday-Friday 23-24 Thanksgiving Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed
  Pupil Days 19-20
  Teacher Days 20
 
December
Friday 22 Christmas Holiday/Winter Break Begins at the End of School Day
  Pupil Days 16
  Teacher Days 16
 
January
Tuesday 2 Schools Reopen
Monday 15 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday – Schools and Offices Closed
Friday 19 Second Marking Period Ends; 3 Hours Early Release for Students in All Schools; Teachers on Duty – Grade and Data Analysis**; Planning and Preparation for Teachers with Semester Courses
  Pupil Days 21
  Teacher Days 21
 
February
Thursday 1 Report Cards Distributed
Monday 12 Lincoln’s Birthday*
Monday 19 Presidents’ Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Thursday 22 Washington’s Birthday*
  Pupil Days 19
  Teacher Days 19
 
March
Sunday 25 Maryland Day*
Thursday 29 Third Marking Period Ends – Elementary and Middle School Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students; High Schools in Session Full Day; Spring break begins at the end of the school day
  Pupil Days 21
  Teacher Days 21
 
April
Tuesday 3 Schools Reopen
Thursday 19 Distribution of Report Cards
  Pupil Days 20
  Teacher Days 20
 
May
Monday 7 Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference Day – No Preschool-3, Pre-K, or Kindergarten Sessions; Teachers on Duty
Tuesday 8 Pre-K Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or Pre-K sessions; Teachers on Duty
Friday 25 Last Day for Seniors
Monday 28 Memorial Day Observed – Schools and Offices Closed
Tuesday 29 Commencement Exercises Begin
  Pupil Days 22
  Teacher Days 22
 
June
Friday-Friday 1-8 Commencement Exercises
Wednesday 13 Assessment Day*** – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis – Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in Session Full Day – Last Day of Classes for Preschool-3 and Pre-K
Thursday 14 Assessment Day*** – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis*** – Teachers on Duty; High Schools in Session Full Day; Flag Day*
Friday 15 Assessment Day*** – Last Day of Classes; Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – High Schools in Session Full Day – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – Teachers on Duty; Eid Al-Fitr* ##
  Pupil Days 11
  Teacher Days 11
Total Pupil Days: 188-189
Total Teacher Days:196
June
Thursday-Friday 28-29 Summer School Teachers on Duty (Teachers choose June 28 or June 29)
     
July
Wednesday 4 Independence Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Thursday 5 Summer School Begins
Tuesday 31 Summer School Ends
 

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

** GRADE & 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 15, 2018 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 June 15, 2018. However, depending on the number of emergency closure days used (e.g., full-day closures, delayed openings or early dismissals), the school calendar will be adjusted in the following manner in order to meet the minimum required student days/equivalent student hours:

If only four (4) inclement weather days are used, the school year will end on Thursday, June 14, 2018.
If only three (3) inclement weather days are used, the school year will end on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Teacher duty days will not exceed 191.

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