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School Year 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Calendar - Approved by the Board November 18, 2015
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*For more information on the start of Kindergarten, Pre-K, or ECI, contact your local school or visit Early Childhood at www.aacps.org/earlychildhood

August 2016

8-10 New teacher orientation
10 Fall Sports Begin
11-12 Reading Program training for new teachers
15-18 Opening activities for teachers. (To include the equivalent of 2 teacher workdays) - Aug 17 Professional Development Day
19 Schools closed for teachers
22 Schools open grades 1-5 and 6 and 9 only
23 Schools open for students in grades 1 through 12.
22-23 Conferences for Kindergarten and Full-day Pre-K students.
23-24 Conferences for Half-day Pre-K & ECI students.*
  24-26 Staggered entrance for Kindergarten and Full-day Prekindergarten
  25 First day of school for ECI students
  25, 26, 29 Staggered entrance for Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten*
  29 First day for all Kindergarten and Full-day Prekindergarten*
  30 First day for all Half-day PreKindergarten*

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September 2016

5 Labor Day – Schools and Central Offices closed
12 Eid al-Adha - Schools and Central Offices open - See notes under religious observances*
21 Professional Development - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
23 Interims to be sent home

October 2016

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October 2016

3 Rosh Hashanah – Schools and Central Offices open - no extracurricular activities to be held after sundown the preceding evening
12 Yom Kippur –Schools and Central Offices closed - no extracurricular activities to be held after sundown the preceding evening
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Schools closed for students. Parent/Teacher conferences for elementary, middle and high schools.
21 Schools closed for students. MSEA Convention. Professional Development Day.
28/31 End of first marking period - Two-hour early dismissal for all students; teacher workdays. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students

November 2016

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November 2016

1 Beginning of second marking period
8 Election Day - Schools and Central Offices closed
10 Progress Report/Report Card distribution
15 Winter Sports Begin
14-18 American Education Week
23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday - All Schools and Central Offices closed
 

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December 2016

2 Schools closed for students. Parent/Teacher conferences for elementary, middle and high schools.
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Professional Development - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
9 Interims to be sent home
22 Two-hour early dismissal for all students, teacher workday. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
23-1/2 Christmas/Winter Break. All schools closed December 23 through January 2 for students, teachers, and school-based Unit IV employees. School and Central Offices closed December 23, 26, 30 and Jan 2.

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*Note: 
the last 2 days of the marking period may change and January 23 may be made a school day for all students, if the marking period has to be adjusted.. See "
Calendar Notes" regarding Inclement Weather closings

January 2017

2 All Schools and Central Offices closed
3 Schools open for teachers and students
9-13 High School Assessment Administration
16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemoration
All Schools and Central Offices closed
19-20 End of second marking period
 Two-hour early dismissal for all students, teacher workdays. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
23 Schools closed for students. Workday for teachers.
24 Beginning of third marking period
31 Report card distribution

February 2017

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February 2017

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Professional Development - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
20 Presidents’ Day - All Schools and Central Offices closed
24 Interims to be sent home by this date

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March 2017
1 Spring sports begin
2 Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
3 Schools closed for students. Parent/Teacher conferences for elementary, middle and high schools
13-31 Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) Grades 5 & 8 only
15 Professional Development - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
20-4/7 MSA Science Assessment Administration - grades 5-8
28/29 End of third marking period
 Two-hour early dismissal for all students; teacher workdays. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
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April 2017

7 Report card distribution for all students.
10-17 Easter/Spring Break - All schools closed April 10-17 for students, teachers and school-based Unit-IV employees. All school offices and central offices closed April 13, 14 & 17
19 Registration for Kindergarten begins

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May 2017

5 Interims to be sent home by this date
18 Last day for graduating seniors
22-6/9 High School Assessment (HSA) Administration period (Government & Biology)
25,26 Spring Conferences for Prekindergarten, Kindergarten & ECI. Schools closed for those students.
29 Memorial Day—All Schools and Central Offices closed

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June 2017

13-14 End of fourth marking period, textbook collection. Two-hour early dismissal for all students; teacher workdays. Schools closed for p.m. Prekindergarten & ECI students.
  14 Last day for students
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4 Independence Day observed–Schools and Central Office closed
TBA

 Summer School begins


Calendar Notes:

Inclement Weather & Emergency School Closings
This calendar has five days built in at the end of the school year for emergency closings, making the school year 186 student days and 196 teacher days. If any of the five emergency days are not used, they shall be deducted from the June closing date. If more than five additional makeup days are needed:

  • Monday, April 17, may be used as a potential makeup day.

  • Additional inclement weather closings after April 17, and any days needed beyond six, will be added onto the end of the school year.

  • If emergency closings affect the end of any marking period, the calendar will be adjusted and the marking period extended so that both early dismissal days occur at the end of the marking period. This applies to all schools.

Religious Observances
Tests and examinations shall not be scheduled on the day of a major religious observance. Tests and examinations for evening high school will not be scheduled on the day a religious observance begins. Jewish and Muslim dates are set according to the Lunar calendar; they begin at sundown on the preceding evening and conclude at sundown on the dates noted.

  • Sept 12 - Eid al-Adha
  • Oct 12 - Yom Kippur
  • Oct 3 - Rosh Hashanah

Appropriate Exercises
Schools shall devote a portion of the day to appropriate exercises on the following dates: 

...and any other day of national significance. When schools are closed, appropriate exercises should be held on the preceding Friday.