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2017 - 2018 School Year

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Approved: 11/9/16
Revised: 04/18/17
Revised: 09/26/17
  Date Details Days

August

21 (M) Administrative & Supervisory Personnel Meeting Pupil: 0
Teacher: 5
25 (F) Teachers and school based staff on Duty
28 (M) Teacher Classroom Preparation Day
29 (T) Systemwide Professional Development Activities
30 (W) Orientation for students entering the 6th and 9th Grades

September

4 (M) Labor Day – Schools and Offices Closed Pupil: 18
Teacher: 19
5 (T) Opening Day for Students
21 (Th) Rosh Hashanah – Schools and Offices Closed

October

9 (M) Columbus Day* Pupil: 21
Teacher: 22
20 (F) Systemwide Professional Development Day/MSEA Convention – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty or at the convention

November

3 (F) 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 Pupil: 19-20
Teacher: 20
11 (S) Veterans Day*
13-17 (M-F) American Education Week
16 (Th) 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
17 (F) Elementary Conference Day – Schools Closed for Elementary Students – Teachers on Duty – Middle Schools and High Schools in Session Full Day
23-24 (Th-F) Thanksgiving Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed

December

22 (F) Christmas Holiday/Winter Break Begins at the End of School Day Pupil: 16
Teacher: 16

January

2 (T) Schools Reopen Pupil: 21
Teacher: 21
15 (M) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday – Schools and Offices Closed
19 (F) 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

February

1 (Th) Report Cards Distributed Pupil: 19
Teacher: 19
12 (M) Lincoln’s Birthday*
19 (M) Presidents’ Day – Schools and Offices Closed
22 (Th) Washington’s Birthday*

March

25 (Su) Maryland Day* Pupil: 21
Teacher: 21
29 (Th) 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

April

3 (T) Schools Reopen Pupil: 20
Teacher: 20
19 (Th) Distribution of Report Cards

May

7 (M) Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference Day – No Preschool-3, Pre-K, or Kindergarten Sessions; Teachers on Duty Pupil: 22
Teacher: 22
8 (T) Pre-K Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or Pre-K sessions; Teachers on Duty
22 (T) Commencement Exercises Begin
25 (F) Last Day for Seniors
28 (M) Memorial Day Observed – Schools and Offices Closed

June

1-8 (F-F) Commencement Exercises Pupil: 11
Teacher: 11
13 (W) 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
14 (Th) 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*
15 (F) 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* ##
26 (T) Primary Election Day – Schools and Offices Closed

July

4 (W) Independence Day – Schools and Offices Closed  
6 (F) Summer School Teachers on Duty
9 (M) Summer School Begins

August

3 (F) Summer School Ends  
18 (S) Summer School Commencement Exercises
  • Total Pupil Days: 188-189
  • Total Teacher Days:196

* 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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