2014-15 School Year, Month by Month

Updated: July 16, 2014

The calendar below applies to the majority of schools, but please note that some schools (often charter schools) offer programming on "intersession" calendars or have voted for calendar adjustments called school-based options PDF. Check with your school about any changes to the calendar below.


Key:

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

Jump to October–November | December–January | February–March | April–June

August 2014

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
             12
New Teacher Institute; Mentor Academy 
13 
New Teacher Institute; Mentor Academy 
14 
15 
18

19
Professional development (PD) for staff
20
PD for staff
21
PD for staff
22
PD for staff
25
First day for students;  start of 1st quarter
26272829


September 2014

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
1
Labor Day; schools and offices closed
2

3

4

5

8

9101112
15

16171819
22 2324

25

26
PD for staff; schools closed for students
29
Distribution window for 1st-quarter progress reports
30
1st-quarter progress reports

   


October 2014

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 

 

1
Distribution window
for 1st-quarter progress reports
2
1st-quarter progress reports
3
Parent-teacher conferences; early release for students
6
Window for High School Assessments (HSAs)
7
HSAs
 Pre-k at Play
8
HSAs
9
HSAs
10
HSAs
13
HSAs

14
HSAs
 
15
HSAs

16
HSAs

17
PD for staff; schools closed for students
20 21222324

27

2829
End of 1st quarter
30
Start of 2nd quarter
31


November 2014

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
3
PD for staff; schools closed for students
4
Election Day; schools and offices closed
5
Distribution window for 1st-quarter report cards
6
1st-quarter report cards 
7
1st-quarter report cards
10

111213
14
1718192021

24

252627
Thanksgiving; schools and offices closed
28
Thanksgiving; schools and offices closed

December 2014

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
1 2 3

4



8
Distribution window
for 2nd-quarter progress reports
9
2nd-quarter progress reports
10
2nd-quarter progress reports
11
Window for evening parent-teacher conferences
12
Evening parent-teacher conferences
15
Evening parent-teacher conferences
16
Evening parent-teacher conferences
1718
19
22
23
24
Winter holiday; schools and offices closed
25
Winter holiday; schools and offices closed
26
Winter holiday; schools and offices closed
29
Winter holiday; schools closed
30
Winter holiday; schools closed
31
Winter holiday; schools closed 
  

January 2015

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday




1
Winter holiday; schools and offices closed
2
Winter holiday; schools closed
5

6

7

8

9

12
Window for High School Assessments (HSAs); window for high school midterm exams
13
HSAs; high school midterm exams
14
HSAs; high school midterm exams
15
HSAs; high school midterm exams
16 
HSAs; high school midterm exams; end of 2nd quarter
19
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day; schools and offices closed
20
HSAs; start of 3rd quarter
21
HSAs


22
HSAs; distribution window for 2nd-quarter report cards
23
HSAs; 2nd-quarter report cards
26
Distribution window for 2nd-quarter report cards

27

28 2930


February 2015

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
23456

9101112 13

16
Presidents' Day; schools and offices closed
17
PD for staff; schools closed for students
18

19

20

23

24

25

26

27


March 2015

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
2
Distribution window
for 3rd-quarter progress reports; window for midyear Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC)
3
3rd-quarter progress reports; PARCC
4
3rd-quarter progress reports; PARCC
5
PARCC

6
Parent-teacher conferences; early release for students
9
PARCC

10
PARCC
11
PARCC
12
PARCC

13
PARCC
16
PARCC

17
PARCC

18
PARCC
19
PARCC
20
PARCC
23
PARCC
24 
PARCC
25 
End of 3rd quarter; PARCC
26 
Start of 4th quarter; PARCC
27 
PARCC
30 
Distribution window for 3rd-quarter report cards
31
3rd-quarter report cards  
     

April 2015

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 
1
Distribution window for 3rd-quarter report cards
2
3rd-quarter report cards
3
Spring break; schools and offices closed
6
Spring break; schools and offices closed
7
Spring break; schools closed
8
Spring break; schools closed
9
Spring break; schools closed
10
Spring break; schools closed
13
Window for Maryland School Assessments (MSAs) in science (grades 5 and 8); window for High School Assessments (seniors only)
14
MSAs; HSAs (seniors only)
15
MSAs; HSAs (seniors only)
16
MSAs; HSAs (seniors only)
17
PD for staff; schools closed for students
20
Window for end-of-year Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC); MSAs in science 

21 
PARCC; MSAs
22
PARCC; MSAs 

 
23
PARCC; MSAs
 
24
PARCC; MSAs
 
27 
PARCC; MSAs
28
PARCC; MSAs
29
PARCC; MSAs
30  
PARCC; MSAs
 


May 2015

High school graduation ceremonies will take place between Friday, May 29, and Sunday, May 31.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 
 

1
Window for end-of-year Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC); Maryland School Assessments (MSAs) in science (grades 5 and 8)
4
PARCC; Advanced Placement (AP) exams
5
PARCC; AP exams
6
PARCC; AP exams
7
PARCC; AP exams; distribution window for 4th-quarter progress reports
8
PARCC; AP exams; 4th-quarter progress reports
11
PARCC; AP exams; 4th-quarter progress reports; window for evening parent-teacher conferences
12
PARCC; AP exams; evening parent-teacher conferences
13
PARCC; AP exams; evening parent-teacher conferences
14
PARCC; AP exams; evening parent-teacher conferences
15
PARCC; AP exams; evening parent-teacher conferences
18
High School Assessments (HSAs)
19
HSAs
20
HSAs
21
HSAs
22
HSAs

25
Memorial Day; schools and offices closed
26
HSAs
27
HSAs
 
28
HSAs
 
29
HSAs


June 2015

* Note: The last day of school for students will fall between June 8 and June 15, depending on the number of days used for emergency or weather-related closings ("snow days") during the year. Scroll down for more information.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
1
High School Assessments (HSAs)
2
HSAs
3
 HSAs
4
HSAs
5


8
High school final exams*
9
High school final exams*

10
High school final exams*

11
Make-up day for high school final exams*
 
12
Make-up day for high school final exams*
 
15
End of 4th quarter; 
last day of school for students (if five "snow days" are used)*
16
Professional development and last day of school for teachers (if five "snow days" are used)*; distribution window for 4th-quarter report cards*

17
4th-quarter report cards*

18
4th-quarter report cards*
19
2223 24 25 26
2930       

Notes about the last day of school:

  • If no snow days are used, the last day is June 8 for students and June 9 for 10-month employees
  • If 1 snow day is used, the last day is June 9 for students and June 10 for 10-month employees
  • If 2 snow days are used, the last day is June 10 for students and June 11 for 10-month employees
  • If 3 snow days are used, the last day is June 11 for students and June 12 for 10-month employees
  • If 4 snow days are used, the last day is June 12 for students and June 15 for 10-month employees
  • If 5 snow days are used, the last day is June 15 for students and June 16 for 10-month employees

The distribution window for 4th-quarter report cards will shift by one day for each snow day used; for example, if no snow days are used, report cards will be distributed between June 9 and 11. Snow days will also affect the schedule for high school final exams, which also will shift one day for each snow day used; for example, if no snow days are used, high school final exams will take place from June 1 to 3  (with make-up days on June 4 and 5).

Professional development will be scheduled on the last day of school for 10-month employees. Staff should also be aware that if their school has elected “school-based options” for scheduling of professional days, the last day may vary from the information listed above. Please check with your school administrators for information.