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Recommended dates for the 2016-2017 School Year Calendar

The Board of Trustees has approved the following dates for the 2016-2017 school year calendar. These dates are subject to Ministry of Education approval, which is expected by the late spring of 2016.

  • The first day of school for students will be Tuesday, September 6, 2016
  • Semester 2 will begin Friday, February 3, 2017
  • The last day of the school for students will be Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • The following seven dates be designated as professional activity days:
    • Friday, September 30, 2016
    • Friday, October 28, 2016
    • Friday, November 25, 2016
    • Friday, February 3, 2017
    • Friday, March 3, 2017
    • Friday, May 19, 2017
    • Friday, June 30, 2017
  • Ten examination days* for secondary schools will be:
    • Thursday, January 26, 2017 through to Wednesday, February 1, 2017
    • Thursday, June 22, 2017 through to Wednesday, June 28, 2017

*Actual dates may vary, please confirm with each secondary school.

HolidaysMinistry of Education Dates for the 2016-2017 School Year Calendar
Proposed Dates for the HPEDSB 2016-2017 School Year Calendar
Labour DayMonday, September 5, 2016Same
Thanksgiving DayMonday, October 10, 2016Same
Christmas Break (inclusive)Monday, December 19, 2016 to Friday December 30, 2016Monday, December 26, 2016 to Friday January 6, 2017
Family DayMonday, February 20, 2017Same
Mid-winter Break (inclusive)Monday, March 13, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017Same
Good FridayFriday, April 14, 2017

 

Same
Easter MondayMonday, April 17, 2017Same
Victoria DayMonday, May 22, 2017Same

 

Background

Each spring, school boards are required to establish a school year calendar for the next school year in accordance with Regulation 304 School Year Calendar. This regulation sets the beginning and end dates for the school year, stipulates school holidays, and prescribes the minimum number of instructional days (194) and the maximum number of professional activity days (7), examinations days (10) and board designated holidays (2).

In establishing the annual school year calendar, it is the practice of the Board to consult with employee groups, parents, community members and neighbouring school boards about the use and placement of professional activity days, examination days and board holidays in order to ensure the optimum use of school time and to determine transportation costs. Meetings have also been held with representatives of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (with whom this board shares bus routes) and the Limestone District School Board (with whom the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board shares bus routes).

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: March 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm