2016-17 School Year, Month by Month

Updated: August 4, 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)


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);
SECAC meeting


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

22

23
26

27
Board of School Commissioners meeting

28
 29
Window opens for distribution of 1st-quarter progress reports
 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);
Window closes for distribution of 1st-quarter progress reports 

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

6
PCAB meeting

7


10
SECAC meeting
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;
PCAB meeting
21
PD for staff;
 schools closed for students
24 25
Board of School Commissioners meeting
26 27 28
31      


November 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


1

2
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
1st quarter report card distribution window opens
14
SECAC meeting
 15
1st quarter report card distribution window closes;
Board of School Commissioners meeting

16 17
PCAB meeting
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
PCAB meeting
2
5 6 7
8
9
12
Window for distribution of 2nd-quarter progress reports opens;
SECAC meeting
13
Board of School Commissioners meeting


14
Window for distribution of 2nd-quarter progress reports closes
15
PCAB meeting
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
PCAB meeting
6
9
Window for High School Assessments (HSAs) opens;
SECAC meeting

 10
Board of School Commissioners meeting

 11

 12

 13

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

17
18
19
PCAB meeting
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;
Window opens for distribution of 2nd-quarter reports;
Board of School Commissioners meeting
 

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;
Window closes for distribution of 2nd-quarter reports 
30


31




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
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
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
Window for High School Assessments (HSAs) opens; 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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