• 2017-2018 School Year Calendar as a Grid

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    July 4

    Tuesday

    Holiday – Independence Day ­ Schools and Offices Closed

    August 21-23

    Monday - Wednesday

    Professional Duty Days for New Teachers

    August 28-31

    Monday - Thursday

    Professional Duty Days for All Teachers

    August 30

    Wednesday

    Professional Development

    August 31

    Thursday

    Systemic Orientation Day for Pre-K and Kindergarten Students

    September 1

    Friday

    Professional Duty Day for All Teachers

    September 1

    Friday

    Eid al-Adha*

    September 4

    Monday

    Holiday – Labor Day – Schools and Offices Closed

    September 5

    Tuesday

    Systemic Orientation Day – New Gr. 6&7 Middle-Schoolers & New 9th-Graders

    September 6

    Wednesday

    First Day of School for All Students

    September 21

    Thursday

    Rosh Hashanah*

    September 29

    Friday

    Professional Development – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students

    September 30

    Saturday

    Yom Kippur*

    October 19

    Thursday

    Diwali*

    October 20

    Friday

    Professional Development – Schools Closed for Students

    October 30

    Monday

    Professional Development – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students

    November 3

    Friday

    Professional Development – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students

    November 9

    Thursday

    End of First Quarter (46 days)

    November 10

    Friday

    Veterans Day (Observed) & Parent-Teacher Conferences – Schools Closed for Students

    November 13

    Monday

    Professional Day for Teachers – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students

    November 22-24

    Wednesday - Friday

    Holidays – Thanksgiving – Schools and Offices Closed

    December 8

    Friday

    Professional Development – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students

    December 25-29

    Monday - Friday

    Winter Break & Christmas Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed

    January 1

    Monday

    Winter Break – New Year’s Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed

    January 15

    Monday

    Holiday – Martin L. King, Jr. Day – Schools and Offices Closed

    January 25

    Thursday

    End of Second Quarter (44 days)

    January 26

    Friday

    Professional Day for Teachers – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students

    February 9

    Friday

    Professional Development – Schools Closed for Students1

    February 19

    Monday

    Holiday – Presidents’ Day – Schools and Offices Closed

    March 28

    Wednesday

    End of Third Quarter (42 days)

    March 29

    Thursday

    Professional Day for Teachers – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students

    March 30 & April 2

    Friday & Monday

    Holidays – Easter – Schools and Offices Closed

    March 31-April 6

    Saturday - Friday

    Passover

    April 3-6

    Tuesday - Friday

    Spring Break – Schools Closed for Students and Teachers1

    May 16

    Wednesday

    First Day of Ramadan

    May 28

    Monday

    Holiday – Memorial Day – Schools and Offices Closed

    June 14 Thursday Last Day of Ramadan
    June 14 Thursday 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students1

    June 15

    Friday

    Last Day for Students – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal – End of Fourth Quarter (48 days)1

    June 15

    Friday

    Eid al-Fitr*

    June 20

    Wednesday

    Last Day for Teachers1

    June 26

    Tuesday

    Holiday – Primary Election Day – Schools and Offices Closed

    IMPORTANT CALENDAR NOTES

    • There are 180 student days and 192 teacher days (195 for new teachers).
    • Jewish and Muslim holidays begin the day before at sunset. To avoid excluding students, families and staff from important meetings or activities, PGCPS prohibits scheduling these events on major holidays noted with an asterisk (*) on this calendar. This restriction does not apply to state or regional events.
    • Last days for students and teachers are subject to change.
    • 10- and 11-month employees can refer to Bulletin M-1-18 for clarification on workdays. 

    1INCLEMENT WEATHER MAKE-UP DAYS

    Two inclement weather make-up days are built into the school calendar. If one day is used, the last day for students will be June 14 and the last day for teachers will be June 19. If no days are used, the last day for students will be June 13 and the last day for teachers will be June 18.

    If schools are closed due to inclement weather for three or more days, the following non-school days may be used as make-up days: February 9, April 5 and April 6.