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School Year 2013-2014

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2013-2014 Calendar - Approved by the Board November 14, 2012 Printable Version - revised 4/2/2014
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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 2013

12-14 New teacher orientation
14 Fall Sports Begin
15-16 Reading Program training for new teachers
19-22 Opening activities for teachers. (To include the equivalent of 2 teacher workdays) - Aug 20 Professional Development Day
23 Schools closed for teachers
26-28 Conferences for Half-day Pre-K & ECI students.  Aug 26 & 27 only for Kindergarten & Full-day Pre-K students.
26 Schools open grades 1-5 and 6 and 9 only *See exceptions below
27 Schools open for students in grades 1 through 12.

The following schools open 1 day late (Opening on August 27) due to construction issues. The staggered start for these schools will slide by one day to accommodate the late opening.

  • Annapolis High (Gr. 9 on 8/27; Grs. 10-12 on 8/28)

  • Central Middle (Gr. 6 on 8/27; Grs. 7-8 on 8/28)

  • Severn River Middle (Gr. 6 on 8/27; Grs. 7-8 on 8/28)

  • Southern Middle (Gr. 6 on 8/27; Grs. 7-8 on 8/28)

  • Crofton Elementary (Grs. 1-5 on 8/27)

  • Lothian Elementary (Grs. 1-5 on 8/27)

  • Mills-Parole Elementary (Grs. 1-5 on 8/27)

  • Phoenix Academy (All students on 8/27)

  • Point Pleasant Elementary (Grs. 1-5 on 8/27)

  28-30 Staggered entrance for Kindergarten and Full-day Prekindergarten*
  29 First day of school for ECI students
  29, 30, 9/3 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 2013

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

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October 2013

9/30 - 10/2 High School Assessment (HSA) Administration
14 Professional Development - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
16 PSAT Administration
18 Schools closed for students. MSEA Convention.

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November 2013

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End of first marking period - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
4 Beginning of second marking period
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
18-22 American Education Week
25-26 Schools closed for students. Parent/Teacher conferences for elementary and middle schools. Professional Development/Workday for high school teachers
27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday - All Schools and Central Offices closed
 

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December 2013

13 Interims to be sent home by this date.
23-31 Christmas/Winter Break. All schools closed December 23 through January 1 for students, teachers, and school-based Unit IV employees. School and Central Offices closed December 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1.

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*Note: 
January 27 and 28 may
be made a school day for all students. See "
Calendar Notes" regarding Inclement Weather closings

January 2014

1 New Year's Day - All Schools and Central Offices closed
2 Schools open for teachers and students
6-16 High School Assessment (HSA) Administration
17 Semester Examinations for Centers of Applied Technology
20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemoration
All Schools and Central Offices closed
23-28 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
28 End of second marking period
29-30 Schools closed for students.* Professional Development day/Workday for elementary and middle school teachers.
31 Beginning of third marking period

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February 2014

4 Application for Pre-kindergarten begins
6 Report card distribution for all students
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17 Presidents’ Day - All Schools and Central Offices closed

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March 2014
1 Spring sports begin
7 Interims to be sent home
4-18 Maryland School Assessment Administration (MSA) (Grades 3-8)
3/24-4/11 MSA Science Test Administration - Grades 5 & 8 only

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April 2014

3 End of third marking period. Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten, and E.C.I. students
4 Beginning of fourth marking period
8 Registration for Kindergarten begins
11 End of MSA Science Test Administration - Grades 5 & 8 only (3/24 - 4/11)
11 Report card distribution for all students
7-10 High School Assessment (HSA) - Senior administration
14-18 Easter/Spring Break. All schools closed Apr 14 - Apr 18 for students, teachers and school-based Unit-IV employees. All schools and central offices closed Apr 17-18
 

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May 2014

9 Interims to be sent home by this date
5/19-6/6 High School Assessment (HSA)
22-23 Schools closed for prekindergarten, kindergarten, & ECI students.  Spring Conferences for parents of those students
26 Memorial Day—All Schools and Central Offices closed
29 Last day for graduating seniors

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June 2014

6 HSA Administration Ends (5/19-6/6)
12 Semester Exams for Centers of Applied Technology
13-18 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.
  24 Primary Election Day - All Schools & Central Offices closed

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July 2014

4 Independence Day–Schools and Central Office closed
8 Summer School begins
High School Assessment (HSA) Summer Administration
August 4-7 High School Assessment (HSA) Summer Administration

Calendar Notes:

Inclement Weather & Emergency School Closings
This calendar has four days built in at the end of the school year for emergency closings, making the school year 185 student days and 195 teacher days. If any of the four emergency days are not used, they shall be deducted from the June closing date. Additional emergency closings shall be made up as follows:
 

  • Additional emergency closing days will be made up by adding on days to the June closing date.
     

  • If emergency closings fall on January testing days or the teacher
    workday(s), secondary schools will reschedule so that there are four
    consecutive testing days followed by two teacher workdays.
    This scheduling affects all schools.
     

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 pre-ceding evening and conclude at sundown on the dates noted.

  • Sept 5 - Rosh Hashanah
  • Oct 15 - Eid al-Adha
  • Sept 14 - Yom Kippur

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

  • Oct. 8 - 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 30 - Arbor Day

  • May 27  - Memorial Day, and

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