School Boards approve School Year Calendar for 2017-2018

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Rainbow District School Board, Sudbury Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) and Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) have approved the School Year Calendar for 2017-2018.

The four school boards have worked together to produce a common calendar for many years, facilitating the co-ordination of services such as student transportation. Each board adopted the calendar following its own consultation process.  The calendar will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.

The 2017-2018 School Year Calendar will be the same for all English and French-language schools in Greater Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin Island, Shining Tree and Sudbury East, including Warren, Markstay, Noëlville, St. Charles and Killarney.

The calendar will also apply, with minor differences, to CSCNO and CSPGNO schools in Elliot Lake, Blind River, Spanish, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Chapleau, Dubreuilville and Hornepayne.

The 2017-2018 school year for students will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. There will be no early dismissal. Please note that Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the day after Labour Day, will be a professional activity day.

In addition to the first day of school, the School Year Calendar includes the dates for the Christmas Break, the March Break, statutory holidays, secondary school examination days and professional activity days in 2017-2018.

Overview of the 2017-2018 School Year

Elementary and Secondary Schools

Labour Day                                        September 4, 2017

First Day of School for Students       September 6, 2017 – No early dismissal

Thanksgiving                                      October 9, 2017

Christmas Break                                December 25, 2017 to January 5, 2018

Family Day                                        February 19, 2018

Mid-Winter Break                               March 12 to 16, 2018

Good Friday                                      March 30, 2018

Easter Monday                                   April 2, 2018

Victoria Day                                       May 21, 2018

Last Day of School for Students       June 29, 2018 – No early dismissal

First Semester (Secondary)              September 6, 2017 to February 1, 2018

Second Semester (Secondary)        February 5, 2018 to June 29, 2018

 Examination Days for Secondary Schools

January 26 to February 1, 2018 (5 days)

June 25 to 29, 2018 (5 days)

Professional Activity Days

Seven days for professional development activities will also be held during the 2017-2018 School Year, as follows:

Sudbury/Espanola/Manitoulin Districts

September 5, 2017

September 29, 2017

November 17, 2017

February 2, 2018

March 2, 2018

April 16, 2018

June 18, 2018

Algoma District

September 5, 2017 -  CSCNO, CSPGNO and HSCDSB

September 29, 2017

October 27 2017

November 27, 2017    

February 2, 2018

April 20, 2018

May 18, 2018 - ADSB staff)

June 15, 2018

The School Year Calendar for 2017-2018 is available on school board websites:

Media Contacts:

 Nicole Charette
Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board
705-674-3171, ext. 7217

Francine Brouse
Executive Assistant
Sudbury Catholic District School Board
705-673-5620 ext. 238

Paul de la Riva
Director of Communications and External Relations
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
705-673-5626, ext. 294 

Carole Dubé
Director of Communications
Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'Ontario
705-671-1533, ext. 2233