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The calendar of holidays, breaks, and important school dates for schools on a traditional or alternative schedule.

2018-19 School Calendar

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Traditional School Calendar
DateDescription
Aug. 6, 2018 First day back for teachers, school staff
Aug. 13 First day of school
Sept. 3 Labor Day (Schools and administrative offices closed)
Oct. 11-12 Fall break (Administrative offices open)
Oct. 30-31 Middle School student-led conferences
Nov. 19-20 Elementary School parent/teacher conferences
Nov. 21-23 Thanksgiving break (Schools closed; administrative offices closed Nov. 22-23)
Dec. 21-Jan. 4 Winter break (Schools closed; administrative offices closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1)
Jan. 4 Professional development day for school staff (No school for students)
Jan. 7, 2019 First day of second semester
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Schools closed; administrative offices open)
Feb. 18 Presidents Day (Schools and administrative offices closed)
March 7-8 Parent conferences for elementary, middle and high school
March 11-15 Spring break (Schools closed; administrative offices open)
April 19 Vernal Holiday (Schools and administrative offices closed)
May 13-18 Graduation Week
May 22 Last day of school
May 23-24 Weather make-up day
May 27 Memorial Day (Schools and administrative offices closed)

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2018-19: School Calendar, Alternative Calendar
2017-18: School Calendar, Alternative Calendar
2016-17: School Calendar, Alternative Calendar

2018-19 Alternative Calendar

Schools on the Alternative Calendar

This single-track schedule generally has 180 instructional days, and provides students with more continuous learning with shorter, more frequent breaks spread throughout the school year. The schools listed below follow the Alternative Calendar.

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Alternative School Calendar
DateDescription
July 16, 2018 First day back for teachers, school staff
July 23
First day of school
Sept. 3 Labor Day (Schools and administrative offices closed)
Oct. 11-12 Fall break (Administrative offices open)
Oct. 25-26 Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct. 29-Nov. 9 Intersession (Alternative schools closed)
Nov. 21-23 Thanksgiving break (Schools closed; administrative offices closed Nov. 22-23)
Dec. 21-Jan. 4 Winter break (Schools closed; administrative offices closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1)
Jan. 4 Professional development day for school staff (No school for students)
Jan. 7, 2019 First day of second semester
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Schools closed; administrative offices open)
Feb. 18 Presidents Day (Schools and administrative offices closed)
Feb. 21-22 Parent Teacher Conferences
March 11-15 Spring break (Administrative offices open)
March 18-22 Intersession (Alternative schools closed)
April 19 Vernal Holiday (Schools and administrative offices closed)
May 13-18 Graduation Week
May 22 Last day of school
May 23-24 Weather make-up day
May 27 Memorial Day (Schools and administrative offices closed)

2018-19 Grading Periods

High School Grading Periods

The year is divided up into six 6-week grading periods. The first semester is from August 13 to December 20, 2018. The second semester is from January 7 to May 22, 2019.

High School Grading Periods
Grading PeriodGrading Period Ends On
First 6 weeks Sept. 21, 2018
Second 6 weeks Nov. 2, 2018
Third 6 weeks Dec. 20, 2018
Fourth 6 weeks Feb. 15, 2019
Fifth 6 weeks April 5, 2019
Sixth 6 weeks May 22, 2019

Middle School Grading Periods

The year is divided up into four 9-week grading periods. Progress reports are given at the halfway mark for students at risk of failing. The first semester is from August 7 to December 20, 2018. The second semester is from January 7 to May 22, 2019.

Middle School Grading Periods
Grading PeriodGrading Period Ends On
Progress Reports Sept. 12, 2018
First 9 weeks Oct. 10, 2018
Progress Reports Nov. 14, 2018
Second 9 weeks Dec. 20, 2018
Progress Reports Feb. 6, 2019
Third 9 weeks Feb. 27, 2019 
Progress Reports April 18, 2019
Fourth 9 weeks May 22, 2019

Elementary School Grading Periods: Traditional Calendar

Elementary schools follow a trimester grading schedule.

Elementary School Grading Periods
Grading PeriodTrimester End Date
First Trimester Nov. 9, 2018
Second Trimester Feb. 22, 2019
Third Trimester May 22, 2019

Elementary School Grading Periods: Alternative Calendar

Elementary School Grading Periods
Grading PeriodTrimester End Date
First Trimester Oct. 10, 2018
Second Trimester Feb. 8, 2019
Third Trimester May 22, 2019
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