2016-17 School Year, List View

See a month-by-month calendar view

Updated: August 4, 2016


Events by month

Events by type

August 2016

September 2016

  • 5 - Labor Day, schools and offices closed
  • 12 - 13 - Observance day; modified after-school activities (must end by 5:30 p.m., no testing may occur)
  • 13, 27 - Board of Commissioners meeting
  • 29, 30 - 1st-quarter progress reports

October 2016

  • 3 - 1st-quarter progress reports
  • 3, 4, 11, 12 - Observance day; modified after-school activities (must end by 5:30 p.m., no testing may occur)
  • 11, 25 - Board of Commissioners meeting
  • 20 - 21 PD for staff, schools closed for students

November 2016

  • 4 - End of 1st quarter
  • 7 - PD for staff and parent-teacher conferences; schools closed for students
  • 8 - Election Day, schools and offices closed
  • 9 - Start of 2nd quarter
  • 11 - 15 - Window for distribution of 1st-quarter report cards
  • 15 - Board of Commissioners meeting
  • 24 and 25 - Thanksgiving holiday, schools and offices closed

December 2016

  • 12 - 14 Window for distribution of 2nd-quarter progress reports
  • 13 - Board of Commissioners meeting
  • 23 - 30 - Winter holiday, schools closed (offices also closed December 26 and 30)

January 2017

  • 2 - New Year's Day, schools and offices closed
  • 9 - 20 - Window for High School Assessments (HSAs)
  • 10, 24 - Board of Commissioners meeting
  • 16 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, schools and offices closed
  • 20 - End of 2nd quarter
  • 23 - Start of 3rd quarter
  • 23 - 27 - Evening parent-teacher conferences
  • 24 - 27 - Window for distribution of 2nd-quarter report 
  • 27 - PD for staff, schools closed for students

February 2017

  • 14, 28 - Board of Commissioners meeting
  • 17 - PD for staff, schools closed for students
  • 20 - Presidents' Day, schools and offices closed
  • 27, 28 - Window opens for distribution of 3rd-quarter progress reports

March 2017

  • 1 - Window closes for distribution of 3rd-quarter progress reports
  • 13 - 31 - Window for Maryland State Assessment (MSA) science 
  • 14, 28 - Board of Commissioners meeting
  • 17 - Parent-teacher conferences and PD for staff; schools closed for students
  • 31 - End of 3rd quarter

April 2017

  • 3 - Start of 4th quarter
  • 5 - 7 - 3rd-quarter report card distribution window
  • 10 - 17 - Spring break, schools closed (offices also closed on April 13, 14, 17)
  • 18 - Window for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) opens
  • 24 - 28 - Window for parent-teacher conferences
  • 25 - Board of Commissioners meeting

May 2017

  • 1 to 5, 8 to 12 - Advanced Placement (AP) exams
  • 9, 23 - Board of Commissioners meeting
  • 10 - 12 - Window for distribution of 4th-quarter progress reports
  • 22 - High School Assessments (HSAs) window opens
  • 22 - 25- Senior Exams
  • 29 - Memorial Day, schools and offices closed

June 2017

  • 1 - Graduation window opens
  • 5 - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) window closes
  • 9 - High School Assessments (HSAs) window closes
  • 10 - Graduation window closes
  • 13 - Board of Commissioners meeting
  • 12 - End of 4th quarter (if no "snow days" are used)
  • 12 - Last day of school for students (if no "snow days" are used)
  • 15 - 23 - 4th quarter report card distribution window


First day

  • August 23, 2016 - for teachers
  • August 29, 2016 - for students

Last day

  • June 19, 2017 (if the district is closed for five days during the year due to inclement weather)

Notes about the last day of school:

If fewer than five "snow days" are used during the year, the last day will be earlier in June — though no earlier than Monday, June 12 (if no snow days are used).

The distribution window for 4th-quarter report cards will shift by one day for each snow day used. Snow days will also affect the schedule for high school final exams, which also will shift one day for each snow day used.

Holidays

Schools closed for students and staff, offices closed as noted

  • September 5, 2016 - Labor Day (schools and offices closed)
  • November 24 and 25, 2016 - Thanksgiving (schools and offices closed)
  • December 23 to January 2, 2017, inclusive - Winter holiday (offices closed December 26, 30 and January 2)
  • January 16, 2017 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (schools and offices closed)
  • February 20, 2017 - Presidents' Day (schools and offices closed)
  • April 10 to April 17, 2017 - Spring break, schools closed (offices closed only April 13, 14 and17)
  • May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day (schools and offices closed)

Professional days

Schools closed for students

  • August 23 to 26, 2016
  • October 20 - 21, 2016
  • November 7, 2016
  • January 27, 2017
  • February 17, 2017
  • March 17, 2017

Evening parent-teacher conference windows

  • January 23 to 27, 2017
  • April 24 to 28, 2017

Major assessments

Maryland School Assessments (MSAs) in science,
  • March 13 to 17, 20 to 24, 27 to 31, 2017

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC)

  • April 18 to 21, 24 to 28, 2017
  • May 1 to 5, 8 to 12, 15 to 19, 22 to 26, 30 to 31, 2017
  • June 1 to 2, 5, 2017
High School Assessments (HSAs)
  • January 9 to 13, 17 to 20
  • May 22 to 26, 30 - 31
  • June 1 - 2, 5 - 9, 2017

Advanced Placement (AP) exams

  • May 1 to 5, 8 to 12, 2017

Quarters

  • August 29 to November 4, 2016 - 1st quarter
  • November 9, 2016, to January 20, 2017 - 2nd quarter
  • January 23 to March 31, 2017 - 3rd quarter
  • April 3 to June 12, 2017 - 4th quarter

Report card distribution

  • November 11 to 15, 2016 - 1st quarter
  • January 24 to 27, 2017 - 2nd quarter
  • April 5 to April 7, 2017 - 3rd quarter
  • June 15 to 23, 2017 - 4th quarter
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