Calendars and Important Dates

The school year calendar information provides parents with a list of important dates, such as PD Days and holidays. Subscribe to your school’s calendar and always know what’s happening at the school.

How to subscribe

Go to your child’s school calendar webpage and use the link (+) at the bottom right of the calendar to subscribe. As events are added, deleted or changed, they will now show up in your personal calendar.

The online calendar provides the first and last days of school, professional development days and holidays, exams and assessment dates, as well as any events added directly by your school. We separately provide a printable calendar.

If you prefer to subscribe only to board-wide calendars please visit our general calendars page and follow the subscription instructions.

The first day of school for elementary and secondary students is Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
The last day of classes for elementary students is Thursday, June 28, 2018.
See below for secondary students’ final examination dates.

Professional Development Days and Holidays

Elementary

  • September 22, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • January 26, 2018
  • April 13, 2018
  • May 4, 2018
  • June 1, 2018
  • June 29, 2018

Secondary

  • September 22, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • February 2, 2018
  • April 13, 2018
  • May 4, 2018
  • June 28, 2018
  • June 29, 2018

School and Statutory Holidays

  • Labour Day – September 4, 2017
  • Thanksgiving – October 9, 2017
  • Winter Break – December 25, 2017 to January 5, 2018
  • Family Day – February 19, 2018
  • March Break – March 12 to 16, 2018
  • Good Friday – March 30, 2018
  • Easter Monday – April 2, 2018
  • Victoria Day – May 21, 2018

Exams and Assessment Dates

Education Quality Administration Office (EQAO) Dates

  • Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test – April 10, 2018
  • Primary Division and Junior Division Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics – May 22 to June 4, 2018
  • Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics (first-semester students) – January 15 to 26, 2018
  • Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics (second-semester students) – June 5 to 18, 2018

Secondary School Examination Days

Secondary students are expected to be available for the examination days as follows:

  • First-Semester – January 26 to February 1, 2018
  • Secondary-Semester – June 21 to 27, 2018

Printable Versions

School year calendars are developed based on the Education Act and Regulation 304, School Year Calendar. The next year’s calendar is usually finalized and published in late May. It must be approved by the WRDSB and the Ontario Ministry of Education.