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School Year 2014-2015

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2014-2015 Calendar - Approved by the Board November 6, 2013 Printable Version - revised 5/7/2014
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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 2014

11-13 New teacher orientation
13 Fall Sports Begin
14-15 Reading Program training for new teachers
18-21 Opening activities for teachers. (To include the equivalent of 2 teacher workdays) - Aug 20 Professional Development Day
22 Schools closed for teachers
25 Schools open grades 1-5 and 6 and 9 only *See exceptions below
26 Schools open for students in grades 1 through 12.
25-26 Conferences for Kindergarten and Full-day Pre-K students.
26-27 Conferences for Half-day Pre-K & ECI students.

Late opening dates due to construction coming soon

 
  27-29 Staggered entrance for Kindergarten and Full-day Prekindergarten*
  28 First day of school for ECI students
  28, 29, 9/2 Staggered entrance for Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten

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*For more information on the start of Kindergarten, Pre-K, or ECI, contact your local school or visit the Early Childhood website at www.aacps.org/earlychildhood

September 2014

1 Labor Day – All Schools and Central Offices closed
2 First day for all Kindergarten and Full-day Prekindergarten*
3 First day for Half-day Prekindergarten*
17 Professional Development - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
25 Rosh Hashanah – All Schools and Central Offices closed - no extracurricular activities to be held after sundown the preceding evening
26 Interims to be sent home

October 2014

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October 2014

3 No extracurricular activities to be held after sundown due to Yom Kippur (10/4/14).
6 - 17 High School Assessment (HSA) Administration
13 Professional Development - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
15 PSAT Administration
17 Schools closed for students. MSEA Convention.
31 End of first marking period - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students

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November 2014

3 Beginning of second marking period
4 General Elections. All Schools & Central Offices closed.
11 Professional Development - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I.
12 Report card distribution
15 Winter Sports Begin
17-21 American Education Week
24&25 Schools closed for students. Parent/Teacher conferences for elementary and middle schools. Professional Development/Workday for high school teachers
26-28 Thanksgiving Holiday - All Schools and Central Offices closed
 

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December 2014

12 Interims to be sent home by this date.
24-1/2 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 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1&2.

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*Note: 
January 26 and 27 may
be made a school day for all students. See "
Calendar Notes" regarding Inclement Weather closings

January 2015

1&2 All Schools and Central Offices Closed.
5 Schools open for teachers and students
12-23 High School Assessment (HSA) Administration
16 Semester Examinations for Centers of Applied Technology
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemoration
All Schools and Central Offices closed
20-23 High School Semester Examinations. Two-hour early dismissal for all students, teacher workdays. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
23 End of second marking period
26&27 Schools closed for students.* Professional Development day/Workday for elementary and middle school teachers.
28 Beginning of third marking period

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February 2015

3 Report card distribution for all students
3 Application for Pre-kindergarten begins
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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
16 Presidents’ Day - All Schools and Central Offices closed
28 Spring sports begin

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March 2015
2-27 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)— Performance-Based Assessment Administration
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3/30-4/6 Easter/Spring Break. All schools closed March 30 - Apr 6 for students, teachers and school-based Unit-IV employees. All schools and central offices closed Apr 2-6.

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1-6 Easter/Spring Break  (see above)
8 Registration for Kindergarten begins
10 End of third marking period. Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten, and E.C.I. students
13 Beginning of fourth marking period
13-5/1 MSA Science Test Administration, Grades 5 and 8 only.
13-17 High School Assessment (HSA) - Senior administration
4/20-5/15 PARCC – End-Of-Year (EOY) Assessment Administration
21 Report card distribution for all students
29 Professional Development - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students offices closed Apr 17-18
 

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May 2015

1 MSA Science Test Administration, Grades 5 and 8 only.
8 Interims to be sent home by this date
15 End of PARCC EOY Administration period (4/20-5/15)
5/18-6/4 High School Assessment (HSA)
21-22 Schools closed for prekindergarten, kindergarten, & ECI students.  Spring Conferences for parents of those students
25 Memorial Day—All Schools and Central Offices closed
28 Last day for graduating seniors

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June 2014

4 HSA Administration Ends (5/19-6/6)
12 Semester Exams for Centers of Applied Technology
15-18 High School Examinations, textbook collection. Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for all half-day prekindergarten & ECI students.
  18 End of fourth marking period Last day for students  

High School Examinations, textbook collection. Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for all half-day prekindergarten & ECI students.
     

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July 2014

3 Independence Day observed–Schools and Central Office closed
7 Summer School begins
August 3-7 High School Assessment (HSA) Summer Administration

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:
 

Semester Tests and Examinations
Extracurricular activities, practices, and club activities shall be scheduled at the end of the regular school day for not more than 90 minutes on the evening prior to the day of semester tests and examinations for high 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 25 - Rosh Hashanah
  • Oct 4 - Yom Kippur
  • Oct 5 - Eid al-Adha

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

  • Oct. 13 - Columbus Day

  • Nov. 11 - Veterans' Day

  • Jan 15 - Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday

  • Feb. 12 - Lincoln's Birthday

  • Feb. 22 - Washington's Birthday

  • April 24 - Arbor Day

  • May 25  - Memorial Day, and

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