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.

Important Dates

The first day of school for elementary and secondary students is Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
The last day of school for elementary students is Thursday, June 27, 2019.
See below for secondary students’ final examination dates.

Professional Development Days and Holidays

The dates below are for the 2018-2019 school year. The dates for the 2017-2018 school year are still available in PDF format.

Elementary

  • September 21, 2018
  • October 26, 2018
  • November 16, 2018
  • January 25, 2019
  • April 12, 2019
  • May 31, 2019
  • June 28, 2019

Secondary

  • September 21, 2018
  • October 26, 2018
  • November 16, 2018
  • February 1, 2019
  • April 12, 2019
  • June 27, 2019
  • June 28, 2019

School and Statutory Holidays

  • Labour Day – September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving – October 8, 2018
  • Winter Break – December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019
  • Family Day – February 18, 2019
  • March Break – March 11 to 15, 2019
  • Good Friday – April 19, 2019
  • Easter Monday – April 22, 2019
  • Victoria Day – May 20, 2019

Exams and Assessment Dates

Education Quality Administration Office (EQAO) Dates

  • Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test – March 27, 2019
  • Primary Division and Junior Division Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics – May 21 to June 3, 2019
  • Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics (first-semester students) – January 14 to January 25, 2019
  • Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics (second-semester students) – June 5 to 18, 2019

Secondary School Examination Days

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

  • First-Semester – January 25 to 31, 2019
  • Secondary-Semester – June 20 to 26, 2019

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.

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