2015 - 2016 School Year

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Approved: 06/10/14
August
Friday 14 Administrative & Supervisory Personnel Meeting
Monday 17 Teachers on Duty
Tuesday-Wednesday 18-19 Systemwide Professional Development Activities
Wednesday 19 School based Paraeducators and Ten (10) Month Clericals on Duty
Wednesday 26 Opening Day for Students
  Pupil Days 4
  Teacher Days 13
 
September
Monday 7 Labor Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Monday 14 Rosh Hashanah – Schools and Offices Closed
Wednesday 23 Yom Kippur – Schools and Offices Closed
  Pupil Days 19
  Teacher Days 19

October
Monday 12 Columbus Day*
Friday 16 Systemwide Professional Development Day/MSEA Convention – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty
Friday 30 First Marking Period Ends – Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Elementary and Middle School Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – Teachers on Duty – High Schools in Session Full Day
  Pupil Days 21
  Teacher Days 22
 
November
Wednesday 11 Veterans Day*
Thursday 12 Distributions of Report Cards – Preschool-3 and PreK Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or PreK A.M. or P.M. Sessions – Teachers on Duty
Friday 13 Elementary Conference Day – Schools Closed for Elementary Students – Teachers on Duty – Middle Schools and High Schools in Session Full Day
Monday-Friday 16-20 American Education Week
Thursday-Friday 26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed
  Pupil Days 18-19
  Teacher Days 19
 
December
Friday 11 Half-Day Systemwide Professional Development – All Schools Close 3 Hours Early – Teachers on Duty
Tuesday 15 Bill of Rights Day*
Wednesday 23 Christmas Holiday/Winter Break Begins at the End of School Day
  Pupil Days 17
  Teacher Days 17
 
January
Monday 4 Schools Reopen
Friday 15 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, Birthday *
Friday 15 Second Marking Period Ends – All Schools Close 3 Hours Early – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – Teachers on Duty
Monday 18 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, Birthday Observed – Schools and Offices Closed
Tuesday 19 Schools Closed for Students – Systemwide Professional Development – Teachers on Duty (Full Day Preparation for Teachers with Semester Courses)
  Pupil Days 18
  Teacher Days 19
 
February
Thursday 4 Distribution of Report Cards
Friday 12 Lincoln's Birthday*
Monday 15 Presidents' Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Monday 22 Washington's Birthday*
  Pupil Days 20
  Teacher Days 20
 
March
Friday 4 Half-Day Systemwide Professional Development for Elementary and Middle Schools – Schools Close 3 hours early for Elementary and Middle School Students – Teachers on Duty – High Schools in Session Full Day
Thursday 24 Easter Holiday/Spring Break Begins at the End of School Day
Friday 25 Maryland Day*
  Pupil Days 18
  Teacher Days 18
 
April
Monday 4 Schools Reopen
Thursday 7 Third Marking Period Ends
Friday 8 Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Elementary and Middle School
Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – Teachers on Duty – High Schools in Session Full Day
Thursday 21 Distribution of Report Cards
  Pupil Days 19
  Teacher Days 20
 
May
Monday 16 PreK and Kindergarten Conference Day – No Preschool-3, Pre-K, or Kindergarten Sessions
Friday 27 Last Day for Seniors
Monday 30 Memorial Day Observed – Schools and Offices Closed
Tuesday 31 Commencement Exercises Begin
  Pupil Days 21
  Teacher Days 21
 
June
Wednesday-Thursday 1-9 Commencement Exercises
Tuesday 14 Assessment Day**** – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis – Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in Session Full Day – Last Day of Classes for Preschool-3 and PreK
Wednesday 15 Assessment Day**** – Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Elementary and Middle School Students – High Schools in Session Full Day – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – Teachers on Duty
Thursday 16 Assessment Day**** – Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Elementary and Middle School Students – High Schools in Session Full Day – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – Teachers on Duty
Thursday 16 Flag Day*
  Pupil Days 12
  Teacher Days 12
Total Pupil Days: 187-188
Total Teacher Days: 198
June
Friday 24 Summer School Teachers on Duty (Teachers choose June 24 or July 1)
     
July
Friday 1 Summer School Teachers on Duty (Teachers choose June 24 or July 1)
Monday 4 Independence Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Tuesday 5 Summer School Begins
Friday 29 Summer School Ends 3
 

*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.

If schools are closed seven days due to emergency conditions, it may be necessary to alter the school calendar. Additional days may be scheduled as required at the end of the school year. Depending on the use of emergency full day closures, delayed openings or early dismissals, the calendar may be adjusted as needed to meet the minimum required days/hours. Professional Development days may be modified. Teacher duty days will not exceed 191. End-of-year adjustments to the school calendar will be announced as soon as feasible.

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