2016-17 School Year, Month by Month

Updated: December 27, 2016

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)

February 2017

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

21
Board work session on public comment policy
22

23

24

27
Window opens for distribution of 3rd-quarter progress reports
 
28
Board of School Commissioners meeting
 
     


March 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


1
Window closes for distribution of 3rd-quarter progress reports

2
PCAB meeting 
3
6

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

28
Board of School Commissioners meeting
 
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
 3rd-quarter report card distribution window opens

 6
 PCAB meeting

7
 3rd-quarter report card distribution window closes
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
PCAB meeting 
21
24
Window opens for evening parent-teacher conferences
25
Evening parent-teacher conferences;
Board of School Commissioners meeting
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
Window for Advanced Placement (AP) exams opens
2
3
4
PCAB meeting
5

8
Window for High School Assessments (HSAs) opens;
SECAC meeting
9
Board of School Commissioners meeting
10
Window opens for distribution of 4th-quarter progress reports
11
12
Window closes for distribution of 4th-quarter progress reports;

Window for Advanced Placement (AP) exams closes
15

16 17 18
PCAB meeting 
19
22
Senior exams
23
Senior exams;
Board of School Commissioners meeting
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 12 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);
PCAB meeting
2
5
PARCC window closes
6


7


8
9
HSA window closes;
Graduation window closes Saturday, June 10
12
Last day of school (if no "snow days" are used);
End of 4th quarter;
SECAC meeting
 

13
Last day of school (if 1 "snow day" is used);
Board of School Commissioners meeting 

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

15
Last day of school (if 3 snow days are used);
4th-quarter report card distribution window opens;
PCAB meeting 

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
4th-quarter report card distribution window closes
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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