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School Year Calendars       

Proposed 2016-2017 School Year Calendars   

The SCDSB must receive approval from its Board of Trustees and the Ministry of Education for school year calendars. Following are links to the 2016-17 proposed school year calendars, including the placement of holiday breaks and PA days. The proposed Christmas Break begins Monday, December 26, 2016 and ends Friday, January 6, 2017. 

Proposed Regular School Year Calendar 2016 - 2017 

Proposed Modified School Year Calendar 2016 - 2017 (Ernest Cumberland ONLY)    
Approved 2015-2016 School Year Calendars  

Below you will find the approved 2015-2016 SCDSB School Year Calendars, which outline important dates through the school year including holidays, March Break, secondary evaluation days (exams) and professional activity (PA) days.

Regular School Year Calendar 2015-2016 
Modified School Year Calendar 2015-2016 (for Ernest Cumberland ES only

2015-2016 Highlights (Regular Calendar)

  • First day of school: Tuesday, September 8, 2015
  • Holiday Break: December 21, 2015 - January 1, 2016
  • March Break: March 14 - 18, 2016
  • Last day for elementary students: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
  • Last day for secondary students: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 

5-Day Cycle of Instruction   

The following calendars are identical to the regular Elementary SCDSB and Modified (Ernest Cumberland) calendars posted above, with the addition of the 5-day instructional cycle designations. The 5-day instructional cycle means that instead of scheduling class programs on a Monday to Friday timetable, the programs are scheduled on a Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 sequence.

Modified (Ernest Cumberland) Calendar with 5-Day Cycle
Regular Elementary Calendar with 5-Day Cycle

Report Card and Assessment Dates  

Student report card schedules and assessment information can be found on our Curriculum and Assessment page

Holy Days and Holidays Calendar  

View our Holy Days and Holidays Calendar page to view the July 2015 - December 2016 calendar, and descriptions of all the significant dates that the SCDSB recognizes.  

The students and staff of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) represent a rich diversity of faith traditions. This calendar helps identify some of the important days of commemoration, however it isn’t designed to be a complete listing of religious days. Students and staff from a particular faith background may or may not be absent from school on these special days. If they do attend, certain accommodations may be required.

The expectation is that SCDSB schools and worksites not schedule events on significant holy days (marked in bold in the calendar) that would exclude observing staff and students from participating.

For further information, please visit our Holy Days and Holidays page or contact our Itinerant Resource Teacher - Equity and Inclusion, at 705-734-6363, ext. 11859.

Please note, the Ministry of Education provides the following guidelines to boards as they develop their calendars:
  • Students must have a minimum of 188 Instructional Days.
  • A maximum of six (6) Professional Activity (PA) Days are permitted.
  • Secondary schools are permitted a maximum of ten (10) Evaluation Days (not necessarily placed at the end of the semester).
  • The school year shall commence on or after the first day of September and end on or before the 30th day of June.