2015-16 School Year, Month by Month

Updated: July 22, 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. Check with your school in late spring or summer 2015 about any changes to the calendar below.


Key:

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


August 2015

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
24

25
Professional development (PD) for staff; schools closed for students
26
PD for staff; schools closed for students
27
PD for staff; schools closed for students
28
PD for staff; schools closed for students
31
First day for students;  start of 1st quarter
 
   


September 2015

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


1

2

3

4

7
Labor Day; schools and offices closed
8
Board of Commissioners meeting
9 10 11
14

15 16 17 18
21 22
Board of Commissioners meeting
23

24

25
28
TerraNova assessment for grades 5 and 8 
29
TerraNova
30 
TerraNova
   


October 2015

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 

 


1
TerraNova

2
TerraNova

5
Window for High School Assessments (HSAs)
6
HSAs;
1st-quarter progress reports
7
HSAs;
1st-quarter progress reports
8
HSAs;
1st-quarter progress reports
9
HSAs
12
HSAs
13
14
HSAs

15
PD for staff; schools closed for students
16
PD for staff; schools closed for students
19 20 21 22 23

26

27
Board of Commissioners meeting
28

29

30


November 2015

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2

3

4
5
End of 1st quarter
6
Parent-teacher conferences and PD for staff; schools closed for students
9
Start of 2nd quarter 

10
1st-quarter report card distribution window; Board of Commissioners meeting
11
1st-quarter report card distribution window  
12
1st-quarter report card distribution window  
13
16 17 18 19 20

23

24 25 26
Thanksgiving; schools and offices closed
27
Thanksgiving; schools and offices closed
30 

       

December 2015

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

1 2

3



7

8
Board of Commissioners meeting
9

10
11

14

15
Distribution window
for 2nd-quarter progress reports
 16
2nd-quarter progress reports 
17
2nd-quarter progress reports
18
21
22

23

24
Winter holiday
; schools and offices closed
25
Winter holiday
; schools and offices closed
28
Winter holiday
; schools closed
29
Winter holiday
; schools closed
30
Winter holiday; schools closed
 31
Winter holiday; schools closed
 

January 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday




1
Winter holiday; schools and offices closed
4

5

6

7

8

11
Window for High School Assessments (HSAs)
12
HSAs; Board of Commissioners meeting
13
HSAs
14
HSAs
15 
HSAs
18
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day; schools and offices closed
19
HSAs
20
HSAs



21
HSAs

22
End of 2nd quarter;
HSAs
25
PD for staff; schools closed for students

26
Start of 3rd quarter; evening parent-teacher conferences; Board of Commissioners meeting
27
Distribution window for 2nd-quarter report cards; evening parent-teacher conferences 
28
Distribution window for 2nd-quarter report cards; evening parent-teacher conferences  
29



February 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 2 3 4 5

8 9
Board of Commissioners meeting
10 11 12

15
Presidents' Day; schools and offices closed
16

17

18

19

22

23
Board of Commissioners meeting
24

25

26
PD for staff; schools closed for students
29
 
       


March 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

1
Distribution window for 3rd-quarter progress reports;
evening parent-teacher conferences 

2
Distribution window for 3rd-quarter progress reports;
evening parent-teacher conferences;
window for Maryland State Assessment (MSA) science (grades 5 and 8)
3
Distribution window for 3rd-quarter progress reports;
evening parent-teacher conferences;
MSA science 

4
MSA science

7
MSA science

8
MSA science; Board of Commissioners meeting
9
MSA science
10
MSA science

11
MSA science
14
MSA science

15
MSA science

16
MSA science
17
MSA science
18
MSA science
21 
MSA science
22 
MSA science; Board of Commissioners meeting
23
MSA science
24 
End of 3rd quarter;
MSA science
25 
Spring break; schools and offices closed
28 
Spring break; schools and offices closed
29
Spring break; schools and offices closed
30
Spring break; schools closed
31
Spring break; schools closed
 

April 2016


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 


1
Spring break; schools closed
4
Start of 4th quarter; 
5

6

7
3rd-quarter report card distribution window; 
8
3rd-quarter report card distribution window; 

11

12
 
13


14

15

18
 
19 

20
Window for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC)
21
PARCC
 
22
PARCC
 
25
Parent-teacher conferences and PD for staff; schools closed for students
26
Primary election day; schools closed; Board of Commissioners meeting
27
PARCC
28 
PARCC
29
PARCC 


May 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2  
Window for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC); Advanced Placement (AP) exams
3
PARCC; AP exams
4  
4th-quarter progress report distribution window; 
PARCC; AP exams
 
5
4th-quarter progress report distribution window; PARCC; AP exams
6
4th-quarter progress report distribution window; PARCC; AP exams
9
PARCC; AP exams
10
PARCC; AP exams; Board of Commissioners meeting
11
PARCC; AP exams
12
PARCC; AP exams
13
PARCC; AP exams
16
PARCC
17
PARCC
18
PARCC
19
PARCC
20
PARCC
23
PARCC
24
PARCC; Board of Commissioners meeting
25
PARCC
26
PARCC
27
PARCC

30
Memorial Day; schools and offices closed
31
PARCC;
High School Assessments (HSAs)

 

 



June 2016

* Note: The last day of school will fall between June 13 and June 20, 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. Scroll down for more information.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


1
PARCC;
HSAs

2
PARCC;
HSAs
3
PARCC;
HSAs

6
HSAs
7
HSAs

8
HSAs

9
HSAs
 
10
HSAs
 
13
Last day of school (if no "snow days" are used)*
14
Last day of school (if 1 snow day is used); Board of Commissioners meeting
15
Last day of school (if 2 snow days are used)

16
Last day of school (if 3 snow days are used)
17
Last day of school (if 4 snow days are used)
20
Last day of school (if 5 snow days are used)

21 22 23 24
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.