School Year and Religious Holiday Calendars

2023-2024 DRAFT School Year Calendars

These draft calendars are subject to change based on feedback received during the consultation period or at the direction of the Ministry of Education. If you would like more information on school year calendars, please visit the Ministry’s website.

To view the 2023-2024 draft calendars, use links below:

2022-2023 School Year Calendars

Key Dates

Classes Begin: September 7, 2022

Last Day of Classes: June 29, 2023

194 School Days (Including PA Days)

Elementary PA Days

September 6, 2022

October 24, 2022

November 18, 2022

January 20, 2023

May 19, 2023

June 2, 2023

June 30, 2023

Secondary PA Days

September 6, 2022

October 24, 2022

November 18, 2022

February 3, 2023

April 28, 2023

May 19, 2023

June 30, 2023


September 5, 2022 - Labour Day

October 10, 2022 - Thanksgiving

December 26, 2022 - January 6, 2023 - Winter Break

February 20, 2023 - Family Day

March 13 - 17, 2023 - Spring Break

April 7, 2023 - Good Friday

April 10, 2023 - Easter Monday

May 22, 2023 - Victoria Day


Religious and Multi-Faith Days of Observance

More Information:

The days listed are qualified for grants and are marked as "G" days in the Register of Daily Attendance. This list is not completely inclusive. It is based on information recorded on the Multifaith Calendar. If a request is made for an observance or faith not listed, please contact Learning Support Services, 519-452-2000, ext. 20071, who will follow established procedures to determine if this is a grant day.

This procedure lists only observances that fall on school days and which require suspension of work or study.

Principals are requested to be certain that no student, who is entitled to observe these religious festivals and is absent from school for that reason, is penalized in any way, e.g. tests, awards, etc.

It is important to note that often a religious festival requires the observing person to refrain from work of any kind. As a consequence she/he may not only be absent from school but may be prevented from participating in an evening performance or activity as well. School shows or concerts might be scheduled outside the days noted where possible and when known students would be affected.

Many religions begin holy days at sunrise or sunset and therefore may bridge over two calendar days upon occasion.

Please note that there may be some First Nations students who follow the Iroquoian Longhouse Ceremonies and who attend our schools. Such students may or may not live in First nation communities. Where such students are required by parental request to be out of school beyond 3 days to observe a ceremony the parents should request same in writing under the conditions in O. Reg 262 s 21(2).

Please see our Board's policy on religious observances on the Policies and Procedures webpage.

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