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Mar 31 2016

2016-17 MMSD School Calendar Finalized

2016-17 Calendar

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The school calendar for the 2016-17 school year has now been finalized.  The calendar was particularly challenging to put together given the 192 day teacher contract, the timing of winter holidays, and the legislative requirement that school cannot start until September 1.

Start of the school year.  Returning teachers will be expected to report to work on Thursday, August 25, with August 25, 26, 29 and 30 scheduled as staff learning/preparation days.  The content of those days will be

determined collaboratively by the principal and SBLT and shall include “collaborative learning” aligned to SIP, room set up, individual and team planning, family communications, scheduling, and records review. Wednesday, August 31, will be a voluntary day for teachers.  Individual teachers have total discretion over the use of the voluntary day.  School starts on Thursday, September 1, for grades 4K-5, 6 and 9.  All other middle and high school students start on Friday, September 2.  The Labor Day holiday is Monday, September 5.

Winter break. Because of the timing of the winter break holidays, winter break will commence on Thursday, December 22, and will continue through Tuesday, January 3 (a total of 9 days).  School will resume on Wednesday, January 4.

Spring break. In order to shorten the school year to have school end on June 9, both winter break and spring break have been shortened by one day. Spring break will commence on Monday, April 10, and continue through Friday, April 14 (a total of 5 days).  School will resume on Monday, April 17.

End of the school year.  By shortening winter break and spring break by one day, the last day of school for students will be Thursday, June 8. A “staff only” day will then be held on Friday, June 9, with the content again determined at the building level by the principal and SBLT.

Click the graphic above to view the .pdf version of the full calendar, including the scheduling of parent teacher conferences and other “staff only” days.