2018-19 School Year, Month by Month

  • Updated: December 1, 2018

    This calendar applies to the majority of schools. Schools with alternative calendars are listed here. You can also ask at your school if a different calendar applies to you.

    NEW for this year

    "Snow day" make-up schedule   Seven half-days for students
    If the district closes due to snow or other emergencies...
    • For one day, Presidents' Day (February 18) will become a regular school day
    • For two days, the first Monday of spring break (April 15) will be a regular school day
    • For three days, Tuesday of spring break (April 16) will be a regular school day
    • For four or more days, the school year will extend into the week of June 17
      Most schools will dismiss for students three hours early on the following days (teachers have professional development):
    • October 3
    • December 5
    • January 9
    • February 6
    • March 6
    • April 3
    • May 1

    Key:

        = schools closed        = schools closed for students      = schools dismiss 3 hours early for students 


    December 2018

    There will be a district-sponsored SAT for seniors on Saturday, December 1. The annual Middle and High School Choice Fair will take place on Saturday, December 8.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    PARCC window opens for high schools on block schedules
    4 5
    Early release 
    (schools dismiss 3 hours early); School funding work session

    6
     
     
    7
    10
    11
    Board of Commissioners meeting 
    12 14
    17
     
     
     
    18
    Black Teacher Recruitment and Retention Working Group meeting
    19
    Window opens for distribution of 2nd-quarter progress reports 
    20
    21
    Window closes for distribution of 2nd-quarter progress reports; 
    PARCC window closes for high schools on block schedules 
    24
    Winter holiday 
    (schools and offices closed)
    25
    Winter holiday (schools and offices closed)
    26
    Winter holiday (schools closed)
    27
    Winter holiday (schools closed) 
    28
    Winter holiday
     (schools closed)
    31
    Winter holiday 
    (schools closed)

           


    January 2019

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

    2 3

    4

    7
    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
    8
    9
    Early release 
    (schools dismiss 3 hours early)
    10  11
    14
    SECAC meeting
    15
    Black Teacher Recruitment and Retention Working Group meeting
    16 17
    PCAB meeting
    18
     
    21
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (schools and offices closed)
    22
    Window opens for evening parent-teacher conferences; 
    Board of Commissioners meeting 
    23

    24


    25
    PD for staff (schools closed for students);  window closes for evening parent-teacher conferences
    28
    End of 2nd quarter
     

    29
    Start of 3rd quarter
    30
    31 
    Window opens for distribution of 2nd-quarter report cards

    Community Conversation with the CEO
     


    February 2019

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
            1
    Window closes for the Government High School Assessment (HSA) and the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment for high school (MISA HS)
    4
     
     
     
    5
    Window closes for distribution of 2nd-quarter report cards 
    6
    Early release 
    (schools dismiss 3 hours early)
    7 8
    11
    SECAC meeting
    12  13 14

    15
     
     
    18
    Presidents' Day 
    (schools and offices closed)
    If one snow day has to be made up, this will be a REGULAR school day 
    19
    Black Teacher Recruitment and Retention Working Group meeting
    20
    21
    PCAB meeting
    22
    Window closes for the English Language Proficiency Assessment for English language learners
    25

     
     
    26  27 28   


    March 2019

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
         

    1
    Read Across America Day

    4

    5 6
    Early release 
    (schools dismiss 3 hours early);
    window opens for distribution of 3rd-quarter progress reports
    7
    8
    Window closes for distribution of 3rd-quarter progress reports
     
     
    11
    Window opens for the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) in grades 5 and 8 and alternate assessment for special education students in many grades;
    SECAC meeting
    12
    Board of Commissioners meeting
     
    13 14

    15
    Staff PD and parent-teacher conferences (schools closed for students)
    18 
    Window opens for the Multi-State Alternate Assessment for special education students in many grades
    19
    Black Teacher Recruitment and Retention Working Group meeting; Board work session on graduation requirements
    20

    21
    PCAB meeting
    22

    25
     
     
    26
    Board of Commissioners meeting
     
    27
    In-school SAT for juniors
     
    28
    Community Conversation with the CEO
    29
    Window closes for Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) in grades 5 and 8


    April 2019

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1

    2 3
    Early release 
    (schools dismiss 3 hours early);
    end of 3rd quarter 
    4
    Start of 4th quarter
    5


    8
    Window opens for distribution of 3rd-quarter report cards;
    SECAC meeting
    9
    Board of Commissioners meeting
    10
    Board forum on proposed FY20 budget

    11
    Window closes for distribution of 3rd-quarter report cards
     
    12

    15
    Spring break
    (schools closed) 
    If two snow days must be made up, this will be a REGULAR school day
    16
    Spring break
    (schools closed)
    If three snow days must be made up, this will be a REGULAR school day
    17
    Spring break
    (schools closed)
    18
    Spring break
    (schools and offices closed)
    19
    Spring break 
    (schools and offices closed)
    22
    Spring break 
    (schools and offices closed)
    23
    Window opens for evening parent-teacher conferences;
    Board of Commissioners meeting
    24
    Window opens for PARCC assessments in grades 3 to 8 and high schools not on block schedules
    25
    PCAB meeting
    26
    Window closes for evening parent-teacher conferences
    29



    30
    Black Teacher Recruitment and Retention Working Group meeting
         




    May 2019

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
     
     
     
     
     
    1
    Early release 
    (schools dismiss 3 hours early)
    2
    3
    Window closes for the Multi-State Alternate Assessment for special education students in many grades
    6
    Window opens for Advanced Placement (AP) link opens new window exams
    7
    Window opens for state high school assessments (government and science)
    8
    9
    Community Conversation with the CEO
    10
    Window closes for alternate science assessment
     
     
    Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6 to 10
    13
     
     
    14
    Board of Commissioners meeting
    15

    16
    PCAB meeting 
    17
    Window closes for AP link opens new window exams;
    window opens for distribution of 4th-quarter progress reports
    20
    21
    Black Teacher Recruitment and Retention Working Group meeting

    22
    Window closes for distribution of 4th-quarter progress reports

    23
    24
    27
    Memorial Day (schools and offices closed)

    29
    30 31 



    June 2019

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3

    4 5
    Window closes for PARCC assessments
    6
     
     
    7
    Window closes for state high school assessments (government and science)
    10
    SECAC meeting
    11
    Board of Commissioners meeting
    12
    13

     
     
    14
    Last day of school for students
    ; end of 4th quarter
    If four or more snow days must be made up, the school year will be EXTENDED into the week of June 17
    17
    Staff PD (schools closed for students)
    If four or more snow days must be made up, this will be a REGULAR school day and the school year will be EXTENDED into the week of June 17
    18
    19
    Window opens for distribution of 4th-quarter report cards

    20
     
    21
    Window closes for distribution of 4th-quarter report cards 
    24

     

    25 26 27 28
     
     
     

     

    Proposed 2019-20 calendar 

    View the proposed calendar for 2019-20 in this presentation link opens PDF document (made to the Board of School Commissioners on November 14, 2017).