School Year and Religious Holiday Calendars

2017-2018 School Year Calendars

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 Key Dates

School Year Calendar Key Dates

Classes Begin: September 5, 2017

Last Day of Classes: June 28, 2017

194 School Days (Including PA Days)

Elementary PA Days
  • September 29, 2017
  • October 27, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • January 19, 2018
  • April 27, 2018
  • June 8, 2017
  • June 29, 2018
Secondary PA Days
  • September 29, 2017
  • October 27, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • Febraury 2, 2018
  • April 27, 2018
  • June 28, 2018
  • June 29, 2018
Secondary Exam Days
  • January 26 to February 1, 2018
  • June 21 to June 27, 2018
  • September 4, 2017 - Labour Day
  • October 9, 2017 - Thanksgiving
  • December 25 to January 5, 2018 - Christmas Break
  • February 19, 2018 - Family Day
  • March 12 to March 16, 2018 - March Break
  • March 30, 2018 - Good Friday
  • April 2, 2018 - Easter Monday
  • May 21, 2018 - Victoria Day

DRAFT: 2018-2019 School Year Calendars

Public input has closed for the proposed 2018-2019 School Year Calendars. The draft calendars will be implemented pending the Ontario Ministry of Education's approval. 

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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