2016 - 2017 School Year

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Approved: 11/3/15
Revised 06/14/16
August
Friday 12 Administrative & Supervisory Personnel Meeting
Wednesday 17 Teachers on Duty
Thursday 18 Systemwide Professional Development Activities
Wednesday 24 Opening Day for Students
  Pupil Days 6
  Teacher Days 11
 
September
Monday 5 Labor Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Monday 12 Systemwide Professional Development Day– Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty; Eid-al-Adha*
  Pupil Days 20
  Teacher Days 21

October
Monday 3 Schools and Offices Closed – Rosh Hashanah
Monday 10 Columbus Day*
Wednesday 12 Schools and Offices Closed – Yom Kippur
Friday 21 Systemwide Professional Development Day/MSEA Convention – Schools Closed for Students – Teachers on Duty
Friday 28 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 Days 18
  Teacher Days 19
 
November
Tuesday 8 Election Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Thursday 10 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 11 Veterans Day*; Elementary Conference Day – Schools Closed for Elementary Students – Teachers on Duty – Middle Schools and High Schools in Session Full Day
Monday-Friday 14-18 American Education Week
Thursday-Friday 24-25 Thanksgiving Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed
  Pupil Days 18-19
  Teacher Days 19
 
December
Friday 9 Half-Day Professional Development – Elementary and Middle Schools
Close 3 Hours Early for Students – Teachers on Duty; High Schools in Session Full Day
Thursday 15 Bill of Rights Day*
Thursday 22 Christmas Holiday/Winter Break Begins at the End of School Day
  Pupil Days 16
  Teacher Days 16
 
January
Tuesday 3 Schools Reopen
Friday 13 Second Marking Period Ends – All Schools Close 3 Hours Early – Grade
Reporting and Data Analysis** – Teachers on Duty
Sunday 15 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, Birthday *
Monday 16 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, Birthday Observed – Schools and Offices Closed
Tuesday 17 Systemwide Professional Development Day – Full Day Planning and Preparation for Teachers with Semester Courses - Schools Closed for All Students, Teachers on Duty
Thursday 26 Distribution of Report Cards
  Pupil Days 19
  Teacher Days 20
 
February
Sunday 12 Lincoln’s Birthday*
Friday 17 Half-Day Professional Development – Elementary and Middle Schools
Close 3 Hours Early for Students– Teachers on Duty; High Schools in Session Full Day
Monday 20 Presidents’ Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Wednesday 22 Washington’s Birthday*
  Pupil Days 19
  Teacher Days 19
 
March
Saturday 25 Maryland Day*
Friday 31 Third Marking Period Ends – Elementary and Middle School Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students - Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – Teachers on Duty; High Schools in Session Full Day
  Pupil Days 23
  Teacher Days 23
 
April
Friday 7 Easter Holiday/Spring Break begins at the end of the day##
Tuesday 18 Schools Reopen
Thursday 20 Distribution of Report Cards
  Pupil Days 14
  Teacher Days 14
 
May
Monday 8 Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference Day – No Preschool-3, Pre-K, or Kindergarten Sessions; Teachers on Duty
Tuesday 9 Pre-K Conference Day – No Preschool-3 or Pre-K sessions; Teachers on Duty
Friday 26 Last Day for Seniors
Monday 29 Memorial Day Observed – Schools and Offices Closed
Tuesday 30 Commencement Exercises Begin
  Pupil Days 22
  Teacher Days 22
 
June
Thursday-Friday 1-9 Commencement Exercises
Wednesday 14 Flag Day*
Thursday 15 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
Friday 16 Assessment Day*** – Elementary and Middle Schools Close 3 Hours Early for Students – High Schools in Session Full Day - Grade Reporting and Data Analysis** – Teachers on Duty;
Monday 19 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
  Pupil Days 13
  Teacher Days 13
Total Pupil Days:188-189
Total Teacher Days:197
June
Thursday-Friday 29-30 Summer School Teachers on Duty (Teachers choose June 29 or June 30)
     
July
Tuesday 4 Independence Day – Schools and Offices Closed
Wednesday 5 Summer School Begins
Friday 28 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.

## If four (4) or more emergency closure days are used by March 1, 2017, Spring break will be curtailed as follows: Spring break will begin at the end of classes on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, and classes will resume on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

If schools are closed six (6) 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 and Spring Break 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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