Key Dates on 2018-19 School Calendar

More instructional hours built into the 2018-19 School Year Calendar means fewer make-up days.

An additional 10 minutes will be added to the elementary instructional day next year … and the legislature agreed to allow the mandated 15-minute elementary recess to count toward instructional hours.


Highlights

• September 4, 2018 – First Day of School

… Oct. 4 – Interim Reports Issued
… Nov 5 – End of 1st Grading Period

• November 6, 2018 – Virtual Clerical Day (Election Day)
     … No School for Students

… 2nd Grading Period Begins

• November 12, 2018 – Veterans’ Day Holiday

• November 16, 2018 – Parent/Teacher Conference Day
     … No School for Students
… Report Cards Distributed
     … Staff Development Day for non-instructional staff

• November 21, 2018 (early dismissal)

• November 22 – 23, 2018 – Thanksgiving Holiday

… Dec. 13 – Interim Reports Issued

• December 21, 2018 – January 1, 2019 – Winter Break

• January 2, 2019 – School Reopens

• January 21, 2019 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

• January 23-28, 2019 – First Semester Exams

• January 24-28, 2019 – Early Dismissal for All Students

… Jan. 28 – End of 1st Semester (2nd Grading Period)
… Jan. 29 – 2nd Semester Begins (3rd Grading Period)

• January 29, 2019  –  Early Dismissal for All Students
… Clerical Half-Day for Teachers

• February 15, 2019 – Parent/Teacher Conference Day
… Report Cards Distributed
     … No School for Students

• February 18, 2019 – Presidents’ Day Holiday

… Mar. 4 – Interim Reports Issued

• March 5, 2019 — Staff Development for ALL staff
     … No School for Students

… Apr. 5 – End of 3rd Grading Period
… Apr. 8 – 4th Grading Period Begins

• April 15 – April 19, 2019  Spring Break

… Apr. 24 – Report Cards Distributed
… May 15 – Interim Reports Issued

• May 27, 2019 ​- Memorial Day Holiday

• June 8, 2019 – Graduation Ceremonies

• June 11-13, 2019 – Second Semester Exams

• June 12-13, 2019 – Early Dismissal for All Students

… End of Second Semester (4th Grading Period)
… Report Cards Distributed

• June 13, 2019 – Last day of school

• June 14, 2019 –Teacher Clerical Day

Make Up Days

• Up to nine missed days of school will be made up by the additional instructional hours built into the school calendar.

• If additional days are missed due to inclement weather, the make-up schedule will be determined by the school board.

Guiding Principles

● Ten (10) days of pre-service for new teachers

● Seven (7) days of pre-service for returning teachers

● First day of school must be the Tuesday after Labor Day

● Must have at least 180 instructional days — equivalent of 990 hours

● Election days in November and May should be used either as staff development, clerical or a combination of staff development and clerical

• When Easter occurs prior to the 15th of April, Spring Break is scheduled the week following Easter

     –Easter   ~   April 21, 2019
     –Spring Break  ~  April 15 – April 19, 2019

• When Easter occurs on or after April 15, Spring Break should be scheduled the week preceding Easter

Calendar Committee Members

• Parents
• Teachers
• School Administrators
• Bus Drivers Representative
• School Admin Office Representatives

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