School Calendar Changes
March 8, 2017 - Parkland School Division continues to strive to provide students with quality education beginning with access to the appropriate number of instructional days. In addition, the calendars also continue to support school-based professional learning opportunities for staff to focus on Division and school priorities.
On March 7, 2017, the Board of Trustees approved the 2017-18 School Calendar and approved in principle the 2018-19 and 2019-20 School Calendars.
In December 2016, the Board of Trustees received as information the proposed calendars for the next three years. All three calendars were circulated to stakeholders for feedback. An additional online survey was utilized and had 324 respondents. A summary report of responses is included in the School Calendars Report presented to the Board. The responses were considered in the development of the proposed calendars.
Each of the calendars for 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20:
- Ensure 184 instructional days so that high schools are able to meet their instructional requirements;
- Provide 11 non-instructional days for professional learning;
- Provide a fall break connected to a weekend;
- Provide students and staff with two weeks of vacation at Christmas and one-week vacation at Spring Break.
For more information contact:
Parkland School Division