2017-18 School Year, Month by Month

  • Updated: November 20, 2017

    The calendar below applies to the majority of schools, but note that some schools offer programming on "intersession" calendars or may modify their calendars with approval from the district, Baltimore Teachers Union, and a majority of staff. 

    Key:

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


    November 2017

    Note: A district-sponsored SAT administration will take place on Saturday, November 4.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
       
    1
     
    2
     
    3
     
     
     
    6
    Parent-teacher conferences and PD for staff (schools closed for students)
    7
     
    8
     
    9
    1st quarter ends
    10
    2nd quarter starts
    13
     
     
    14
    Board of Commissioners meeting
    15 16
    PCAB meeting
    17

    American Education Week

    20 21 22
    1st-quarter report cards 
    23
    Thanksgiving (schools and offices closed)
    24
    Thanksgiving (schools and offices closed)
    27

     
     
    28

    29 30 1


    December 2017

    Note: The annual Middle and High School Choice Fair will take place on Saturday, December 9.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4 5 6 7
     
     
    8
    11
    PARCC window opens for high schools on block schedules; SECAC meeting  
    12
    Board of Commissioners meeting 
    13
    14
    15
    18
     
     
     
    19
    20

    21
    22
    2nd-quarter progress reports 
     
     
    25
    Winter holiday 
    (schools and offices closed)
    26
    Winter holiday (schools and offices closed)
    27
    Winter holiday (schools and offices closed)
    28
    Winter holiday (schools closed) 
    29
    Winter holiday
     (schools  closed)


    January 2018

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    Winter holiday
     (schools and offices closed)
    2
    3
    4

    5
    8
    Window opens for the Government High School Assessment (HSA), Maryland Integrated Science Assessment for high school (MISA HS), and English Language Proficiency Assessment for English language learners in all grades; SECAC meeting
    9
     
     10 11  12
    15
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (schools and offices closed)
    16 17 18
    PCAB meeting
    19
     
     
    22
    Evening parent-teacher conferences
    23
    Evening parent-teacher conferences;
     
    24
    Evening parent-teacher conferences; 2nd quarter ends
    25
    Evening parent-teacher conferences; 3rd quarter starts

    26
    PD for staff (schools closed for students);  evening parent-teacher conferences; PARCC window closes for high schools on block schedules
    29

     

    30
    31
       


    February 2018

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
          1 2
     
    Window closes for the Government High School Assessment (HSA) and the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment for high school (MISA HS)
    5
     
     
     
    6
    2nd-quarter report cards 
    7 8 9
    12
    SECAC meeting
    13
     
    14 15
    PCAB meeting 
    16
    PD for staff (schools closed for students)
     
    19
    Presidents' Day 
    (schools and offices closed) 
    20 21
    22
    23
    Window closes for the English Language Proficiency Assessment for English language learners
    26

     
     
    27
     
    28    


    March 2018

    Note: If the district must close for inclement weather for more than one day, either the school year will be extended or spring break will be shortened (unless a waiver is granted by the state).

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
          1

    2
    5
    Window opens for the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) in grades 5 and 8
    6 7 8
    9
    3rd-quarter progress reports
     
    12
    SECAC meeting
    13
    Board of Commissioners meeting
     
    14 15
    Window opens for the Alt-MISA for special education students in grades 5, 8, and 10 (certificate track); PCAB meeting 
    16
    Parent-teacher conferences and PD for staff (schools closed for students)
    19 
    Window opens for the Multi-State Alternate Assessment for special education students in grades 5, 8, and 11 (certificate track) 
    20 21
    District-sponsored in-school SAT for students in grade 11
    22 23
    Window closes for the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) in grades 5 and 8
    26
    Spring break (schools closed)
     
    27
    Spring break (schools closed) 
    28
    Spring break (
    schools closed) 
     
    29
    Spring break (schools and offices closed)
    30
    Spring break (schools and offices closed)

     


    April 2018

    Note: If the district must close for inclement weather for more than one day, either the school year will be extended or spring break will be shortened (unless a waiver is granted by the state).

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    Spring break (schools and offices closed)
    3  4
    5
    6
    Observance day (modified after-school activities*) 
    9
    SECAC meeting
    10
    Board of Commissioners meeting
    11
    3rd quarter ends
    12
    4th quarter starts
     
     
    13

    16
     
    17 18 19
    PCAB meeting 
    20
    23
    Window opens for PARCC assessments in grades 3 to 8 and high schools not on block schedules; evening parent-teacher conferences
    24
    3rd-quarter report cards; evening parent-teacher conferences; Board of Commissioners meeting
    25
    Evening parent-teacher conferences
    26
    Evening parent-teacher conferences
    27
    Evening parent-teacher conferences

    * No testing may occur on observance days, and all programs and activities must end by 5:30 p.m.


    May 2018

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    30
     
     
     
    1
    2
    3
    4
    Window closes for the Multi-State Alternate Assessment for special education students in grades 5, 8, and 11 (certificate track) 
    7
    Window opens for the Government High School Assessment (HSA), Maryland Integrated Science Assessment for high school (MISA HS), and Advanced Placement (AP) link opens new window exams
    8
    Board of Commissioners meeting
    9

    10
    11
     
     
     
    14
     
     
    15 16
    Observance day (modified after-school activities*) 
    17
    PCAB meeting 
    18
    Window closes for the Alt-MISA for special education students in grades 5, 8, and 10, and for AP link opens new window exams 
    21
    Observance day (modified after-school activities) 
    22
    4th-quarter progress reports; Board of Commissioners meeting
    23 24
    25
    28
    Memorial Day (schools and offices closed)
    29
    30
    31  

    * No testing may occur on observance days, and all programs and activities must end by 5:30 p.m.


    June 2018

    Note: The last day of school is tentatively scheduled for June 14. If the district must close schools for one day due to inclement weather or an emergency, the last day of school will be June 15. If the district must close for more than one day, it must either apply to the state for a waiver to allow school to continue into the week of June 18 or remove days from spring break. If the district applies for a waiver and is denied, this would necessitate the removal of days from spring break.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    Window closes for PARCC assessments 
    5 6
    7
     
     
    8
    Window closes for the Government High School Assessment (HSA), Maryland Integrated Science Assessment for high school (MISA HS) 
    11
    SECAC meeting
    12
    Board of Commissioners meeting
    13
    14
    Last day of school
    ; 4th quarter ends
     
     
    15
    18

     

    19
     
    20


    21
    4th-quarter report cards 
     
    22
     
     
     
     
    25

     

    26 27 28 29