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School Year 2015-2016

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2015-2015 Calendar - Approved by the Board May 6, 2015
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2016-2017 Calendar (Tentative approval by the Board 11/5/14)

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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 2015

10-12 New teacher orientation
12 Fall Sports Begin
13-14 Reading Program training for new teachers
17-20 Opening activities for teachers. (To include the equivalent of 2 teacher workdays) - Aug 19 Professional Development Day
21 Schools closed for teachers

The following schools will open 1 day late due to construction projects:

  • Crofton Elementary School

  • Lothian Elementary School

  • Mills-Parole Elementary School

  • Magothy River Middle School

  • Southern Middle School

  • J. Albert Adams Academy

  • Mary Moss Academy

Staggered entrances for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten will be adjusted accordingly.

24 Schools open grades 1-5 and 6 and 9 only
25 Schools open for students in grades 1 through 12.
24-25 Conferences for Kindergarten and Full-day Pre-K students.
25-26 Conferences for Half-day Pre-K & ECI students.
  26-28 Staggered entrance for Kindergarten and Full-day Prekindergarten
  27 First day of school for ECI students
  27, 28, 31 Staggered entrance for Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten
  31 First day for all Kindergarten and Full-day Prekindergarten

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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 2015

1 First day for all Half-day Prekindergarten
7 Labor Day – All Schools and Central Offices closed
14 Rosh Hashanah – All Schools and Central Offices closed - no extracurricular activities to be held after sundown the preceding evening
23 Yom Kippur – All Schools and Central Offices closed - no extracurricular activities to be held after sundown the preceding evening
30 Interims to be sent home

October 2015

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October 2015

TBA PSAT Administration. No classes at CAT-North or CAT-South. Students remain in their home high school.
5 - 9 High School Assessment (HSA) Administration
15 Professional Development - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students
16 Schools closed for students. MSEA Convention. Professional Development Day
30 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 2015

2 Beginning of second marking period
9 Report card/Progress report distribution
11 Professional Development - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I.
14 Winter Sports Begin
16-20 American Education Week
23-24 Schools closed for students. Parent/Teacher conferences
25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday - All Schools and Central Offices closed
 

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December 2015

11 Interims to be sent home by this date.
24-1/1 Christmas/Winter Break. All schools closed December 24 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 25 and 26 may
be made a school day for all students. See "
Calendar Notes" regarding Inclement Weather closings

January 2016

1 All Schools and Central Offices Closed
4 Schools open for teachers and students
5-14 High School Assessment (HSA) Administration
15 Semester Examinations for Centers of Applied Technology
18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemoration
All Schools and Central Offices closed
19-22 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
22 End of second marking period
25 Schools closed for students and teachers
26 Schools closed for students. Workday for teachers.
27 Beginning of third marking period

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February 2016

2 Report card distribution for all students
9 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
15 Presidents’ Day - All Schools and Central Offices closed
22 Schools closed for students. Parent/Teacher Conferences

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March 2016
1 Spring sports begin
2 Interims to be sent home
7-18 MSA Science Assessment Administration
21-28 Easter/Spring Break - (see inclement weather note). All schools closed March 21 - 28 for students, teachers and school-based Unit-IV employees. All schools and central offices closed March 24, 25 and 28.

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April 2016

4-8 High School Assessment (HSA)
6 Registration for Kindergarten begins
11 End of third marking period. Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten, and E.C.I. students
12 Beginning of fourth marking period
19 Report card distribution for all students
26 Primary Elections. All Schools and Central Offices closed
27 Professional Development - Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Schools closed for p.m. Pre-kindergarten and E.C.I. students7-18

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May 2016

11 Interims to be sent home by this date
23 Beginning of High School Assessment (HSA) Administration period (5/23-6/10)
26-27 Schools closed for prekindergarten, kindergarten, & ECI students. Spring Conferences for parents of those students
26 Last day for graduating seniors
30 Memorial Day—All Schools and Central Offices closed

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June 2016

10 End of High School Assessment (HSA) Administration (5/23-6/10)
13 Semester Exams for Centers of Applied Technology. Last day for half-day Pre-K and ECI Students
14-17 High School Examinations, textbook collection. Two-hour early dismissal for all students.
  17 End of fourth marking period Last day for students
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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
the Superintendent will have discussions with the Maryland State Department of Education about a waiver before making a decision on using specific days during Easter/Spring Break as make-up days.

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 14 - Rosh Hashanah
  • Sept 23 - Yom Kippur
  • Sept 23 - Eid al-Adha

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

  • Sept 17: Constitution Day

  • Oct. 12 - Columbus Day

  • Nov. 11 - Veterans' Day

  • Jan 18 - Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday

  • Feb. 12 - Lincoln's Birthday

  • Feb. 22 - Washington's Birthday

  • April 24 - Arbor Day

  • May 30  - Memorial Day

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