The School Year

Our school year closely follows the public school calendar, observing the same holidays, school vacations and, where possible, professional development days. For our returning students, school starts the first Tuesday after Labour Day. New students attend in a staggered entry process, to allow for a smooth and gradual adaptation to the class environment, with two to three new children joining the classroom each day throughout the second week of school. The adaptation period may be shortened or extended as required until the child feels comfortable.

2017-2018 Calendar

Term I 
August 29 – September 1 School Opens – Teacher Administration Days
September 5 (Tuesday) School Starts – Term I begins for returning students only
September 15 (Friday) Welcome to School Picnic
October 21 (Thursday) Parent Orientation Evening
October 9 (Monday) Thanksgiving Day – No School
October 20 (Friday) Professional Day – No School
November 13 (Monday) Remembrance Day – No School
November TBA

November 23 (Thursday)

Class Observations

Parent Information Evening – Kindergarten Program

November 30- Dec 1(Thursday/Friday) Parent Teacher Conferences – No School
December 20 (Wednesday) Winter Concert – End of Term I
December 21 (Thursday) Teacher Administration Day – No School
December 22 – January 5 Winter Break
Term II  
January 8 (Monday) Teacher Administration Day – No School
January 9 (Tuesday) Back to School – Term II
January 16 (Tuesday) Open House at Sitka
January 18 (Thursday) Open House at Jericho
February 2 & 5 (Friday& Monday) Professional Days – No School
February 12 (Monday)

March 9 (Friday)

March 12 – 16

Family Day – No School

FMSS – Spring Family Concert Celebration

K’s Child-led Conferences (School Open)

March 19 – April 2 Spring Break (Includes Good Friday & Easter Monday)
Term III  
April 3 (Tuesday) Back to School – Term III
April 11 (Wednesday) Annual General Meeting at Jericho
April 27 (Friday) Professional Day – No School
May TBA Classroom Observations
May 21 (Monday) Victoria Day
May 25 (Friday) Parent Teacher Conferences – No School
June 1 (Friday) Parent Teacher Conferences  – No School
June 22 (Friday) Year-end Picnic