2016-17 School Year, Month by Month

Updated: December 23, 2015

The calendar below applies to the majority of schools, but note that some schools (often charter schools) offer programming on "intersession" calendars or may vote for calendar adjustments called school-based options. 


Key:

    = schools closed        = schools closed for students (buildings open and staffed)


August 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
22

23
Professional development (PD) for staff; schools closed for students
24
PD for staff; schools closed for students
25
PD for staff; schools closed for students
26
PD for staff; schools closed for students
29
First day for students;  start of 1st quarter
 30 31    


September 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday






1

2

5
Labor Day; schools and offices closed
6

7 8 9
12
Observance day;
modified after-school activities (must end by 5:30 p.m., no testing may occur)


13
Observance day;
modified after-school activities (must end by 5:30 p.m., no testing may occur)
14 15 16
19 20
21

22

23
26

27

28
 29  30


October 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 3
Observance day; modified after-school activities (must end by 5:30 p.m., no testing may occur)

 4
Observance day; modified after-school activities (must end by 5:30 p.m., no testing may occur)
5

6


7


10

11
Observance day; modified after-school activities (must end by 5:30 p.m., no testing may occur)

12
Observance day; modified after-school activities (must end by 5:30 p.m., no testing may occur)

13


14

17


18
19


20
PD for staff;
 schools closed for students
21
PD for staff;
 schools closed for students
24 25 26 27 28
31      


November 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


1

2
3
4
End of 1st quarter


7
Parent-teacher conferences and PD for staff; schools closed for students

8
Election Day, schools and offices closed
9
Start of 2nd quarter
10
11
14 15 16 17 18

21

22 23 24
Thanksgiving; schools and offices closed
25
Thanksgiving;
schools and offices closed
28

29 30    

December 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday




1

2
5 6 7
8
9
12 13

14
15

16
19
20 21 22
23
Winter holiday
; schools closed
26
Winter holiday
; schools and offices closed
27
Winter holiday
; schools closed
28
Winter holiday; schools closed
 29
Winter holiday; schools closed
30
Winter holiday
; schools and offices closed

January 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2
Winter holiday
; schools and offices closed
3
4
5
6
9
Window for High School Assessments (HSAs)

 10

 11

 12

 13

16
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day; schools and offices closed

17
18
19
20
End of 2nd quarter; 
HSA window closes
23
Start of 3rd quarter;
Window opens for evening parent-teacher conferences
24
Evening parent-teacher conferences

25
Evening parent-teacher conferences




26
Evening parent-teacher conferences


27
PD for staff; schools closed for students;
Window closes for evening parent-teacher conferences
30


31




February 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1 2 3
6
7 8 9 10
13
14 15 16 17
PD for staff; 
schools closed for students
20
Presidents' Day;
schools and offices closed

21
22

23

24

27
 
28      


March 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


1

2 3
6

7 8 9
10
13
Window for Maryland State Assessment (MSA) science begins;
14 15 16 17
Parent-teacher conferences and PD for staff; schools closed for students
20 21 22 23 24
27 

28
29
30

 31
End of 3rd quarter
Window for Science MSAs closes

April 2017


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3
Start of 4th quarter
4 5 6 7
10
Spring break;
schools closed
11
Spring break;
schools closed

12
Spring break;
schools closed
13
Spring break;
schools and offices closed
14
Spring break;
schools and offices closed
17
Spring break;
schools and offices closed


18
*Window for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) opens
19 20 21
24
Window opens for evening parent-teacher conferences
25
Evening parent-teacher conferences
26
Evening parent-teacher conferences

27
Evening parent-teacher conferences
28
Window closes for evening parent-teacher conferences


 

*PARCC Window: Schools determine the days that students test for PARCC. If make-up testing is needed, it is scheduled at the school. PARCC can be scheduled between April 18 and June 5, but a student will only test for part of 2-3 days during that time.


May 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1
2
3
4
5
8
9
10
11
12

15

16 17 18 19
22
High School Assessments (HSAs); Senior exams
23
Senior exams
24
Senior exams
25
Senior exams
26
29
Memorial Day; schools and offices closed
30
31
   


June 2017

** Note: The last day of school will fall between June 13 and June 19, depending on the number of days used for emergency or weather-related closings ("snow days") during the year. For students, the last day is a half-day; for teachers, it is a full day.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday




1
Graduation window opens (June 1 - 10)
2
5
PARCC window closes
6


7


8
9
HSA window closes;
Graduation window closes June 10
12
Last day of school (if no "snow days" are used) 
13
Last day of school (if 1 "snow day" is used) 

14
Last day of school (if 2 snow day are used) 

15
Last day of school (if 3 snow days are used) 
16
Last day of school (if 4 snow days are used)  
19
Last day of school (if 5 snow days are used)  

20 21 22 23
26 27 28 29 30

** Notes about the last day of school:

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.

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