School Year and Religious Holiday Calendars

2018-2019 School Year Calendars

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 Key Dates

Key Dates of the 2018-2019 School Year

Classes Begin: September 4, 2018

Last Day of Classes

  • Elementary: June 27, 2019
  • Secondary: June 19, 2019

194 School Days (Including PA Days) 

Elementary PA Days
  • September 28, 2018
  • October 26, 2018
  • November 16, 2018
  • January 18, 2019
  • April 5, 2019
  • June 7, 2019
  • June 28, 2019
Secondary PA Days
  • September 28, 2018
  • October 26, 2018
  • November 16, 2018
  • Febraury 1, 2019
  • April 5, 2019
  • June 27-28, 2019
Secondary Exam Days
  • January 25 to January 31, 2019
  • June 20 to June 26, 2019
Holidays
  • September 3, 2018 - Labour Day
  • October 8, 2018 - Thanksgiving
  • December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019 - Christmas Break
  • February 18, 2019 - Family Day
  • March 11 to March 15, 2019 - March Break
  • April 19, 2019 - Good Friday
  • April 22, 2019 - Easter Monday
  • May 20, 2019 - 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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