2018 - 2019 School Year
Approved: 11/07/17
August
Monday 20 Administrative & Supervisory Personnel Meeting
Wednesday 22 Teachers and School-Based Staff on Duty
Friday24 Systemwide Professional Development Activities
Monday 27 Teacher Classroom Preparation Day
Wednesday29 Systemwide Professional Development Activities
Thursday30 Orientation for Students Entering Grades 6 and 9
  Pupil Days 0
  Teacher Days 8         
 
September
Monday3   Labor Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Tuesday4 Opening Day for Students
Monday10         Rosh Hashanah – Schools and Offices Closed
Wednesday19 Yom Kippur – Schools and Offices Closed
  Pupil Days 17                  
  Teacher Days 17                         

October
Monday 8 Columbus Day*
Friday 19 Systemwide Professional Development Day/MSEA Convention – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty or at the Convention       
  Pupil Days 22      
  Teacher Days 23
 
November
Tuesday 6 Election Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Friday 9 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
Sunday11 Veterans Day*
Monday-Friday 12-16 American Education Week
Thursday-Friday22-23 Thanksgiving Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed
Monday26 Report Cards Distributed
Thursday 29 Preschool-3 and PreK Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or PreK a.m. or p.m. Sessions – Teachers on Duty
Friday30 Elementary Conference Day – Schools Closed for Elementary Students – Middle and High Schools in Session Full Day – Teachers on Duty
  Pupil Days 18-19
  Teacher Days 19
 
December
21 Friday Christmas Holiday/Winter Break Begins at the End of the School Day
  Pupil Days 15 
  Teacher Days 15         
 
January
Wednesday2 Schools Reopen
Monday 21 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday – Schools and Offices Closed
Friday25    Second Marking Period Ends – Schools Close 3 Hours Early for All Students – Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – Teachers on Duty
  Pupil Days 21
  Teacher Days 21
 
February
Thursday 7       Report Cards Distributed
Tuesday12 Lincoln’s Birthday*
Monday 18 Presidents’ Day; Washington’s Birthday* – Schools and Offices Closed
  Pupil Days 19 
  Teacher Days 19 
 
March
Monday25 Maryland Day*
  Pupil Days 21  
  Teacher Days 21 
 
April
Friday5 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
Thursday18  Spring Break Begins at the End of the School Day
Tuesday 23 Schools Reopen – Report Cards Distributed
  Pupil Days 20
  Teacher Days 20
 
May
Monday 6 PreK and Kindergarten Conference Day – No Preschool-3, PreK, or Kindergarten Sessions – Teachers on Duty
Tuesday 7 PreK Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or PreK sessions – Teachers on Duty
Friday 24 Last Day for Seniors
Monday27 Memorial Day Observed – Schools and Offices Closed
Tuesday-Friday 28-31 Commencement Exercises
  Pupil Days 22
  Teacher Days 22
 
June
Saturday-Friday 1-7      Commencement Exercises
Wednesday5 Systemwide Professional Development Day – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty; Eid-Al Fitr*
Wednesday 12 Assessment Day*** – Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in Session Full Day – Last Day of Classes for Preschool-3 and PreK
Thursday 13 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
Friday14 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*
  Pupil Days  9    
  Teacher Days 10
Total Pupil Days: 184-185
Total Teacher Days: 195
July
Thursday 4 Independence Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Friday 5 Summer School Teachers on Duty
Monday8 Summer School Begins
 
August
Friday 2 Summer School Ends  
 

* 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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