2017-18 School Year, Month by Month

Updated: August 4, 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)


August 2017

Note: A district-sponsored SAT administration will take place on Saturday, August 26.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


1

2
 
 
 
3

4

7
 
 
8 9 10 11
 
14
 
 
 
15 16 17 18
21
 
 
 
22
Board of Commissioners meeting 
23 24 25
28

29
Professional development (PD) for staff (schools closed for students) 
30
PD for staff (schools closed for students)
31
PD for staff (schools closed for students)
1
PD for staff (schools closed for students)


September 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4
Labor Day (schools and offices closed)
5
First day of school for students; window opens for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment; 1st quarter starts
6

7

8

11
SECAC meeting


12
Board of Commissioners meeting
13 14 15
18



19

20 21
Observance day (modified after-school activities)
22
Observance day (modified after-school activities) 
25 26
Board of Commissioners meeting
27

28
PCAB meeting (new date)
29


October 2017

Note: A district-sponsored SAT administration will take place on Saturday, October 7.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2
 
 
 
3

4

5


6


9
 
 
10
Window closes for the Kindergarten Readiness AssessmentBoard of Commissioners meeting
11
PSAT link opens new window for grades 10 and 11

12
PCAB meeting

13
1st-quarter progress reports
16


17
18


19
PD for staff (schools closed for students)
 
20
PD for staff 
(schools closed for students)
23 24
25 26 27
30
31
 
 
 
   


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
Board of Commissioners meeting 
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


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  


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
 
 


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