School Year Calendar

Invitation for input about proposed 2020-2021 School Year Calendar

 

We invite public school communities to submit input regarding the proposed school year calendar for next year (September 2020 to June 2021).

View the proposed 2020-2021 School Year Calendar

Feedback will be required no later than Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 to ensure that we are able to meet the timelines set by the Ministry of Education. Please note that all calendars are subject to Ministry of Education approval. 

2019-20 School Year Calendar

 

The 2019-20 School Year Calendar outlines key dates for elementary and secondary schools. These include PA Days, school holidays and evaluation and reporting days.

The Elementary Turn-Around Day is the date that teachers report to their new classroom assignments based on adjusted staffing allocations in schools (changes due to student enrolment).


The Secondary Full Disclosure Day is the last date by which high school courses can be dropped and will not show on a student's transcript.

5-Day Cycle of Instruction (Elementary Schools)

 

The following calendar is identical to the regular SCDSB calendar 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.

2019-2020 5-Day Cycle of Instruction calendar

Holy Days and Holidays Calendar


View our
Holy Days and Holidays Calendar page to view the September 2018 - August 2019 calendar, and descriptions of all the significant dates that the SCDSB recognizes. 

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

Heritage Recognition
The Simcoe County District School Board recognizes a variety of heritage days/months. These days/months are either celebrated in the province of Ontario or nationally across Canada.



Please note, the Ministry of Education provides the following guidelines to boards as they develop their calendars:
  • Students must have a minimum of 194 Instructional Days.
  • A maximum of seven (7) 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.
2019-20 Highlights
  • First day of school: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019

  • First day of school for Junior Kindergarten students: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019

  • Winter Break: Dec. 23, 2019 to Jan. 3, 2020

  • March Break: March 16 to 20, 2020

  • Last day for elementary students: Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Last day for secondary students: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December 01, no eventsDecember 02, no eventsDecember 03, no eventsDecember 04, no eventsDecember 05, no eventsDecember 06, no eventsDecember 07, no events
Today, December 08, no eventsDecember 09, no eventsDecember 10, no eventsDecember 11, no eventsDecember 12, no eventsDecember 13, no eventsDecember 14, no events
December 15, no eventsDecember 16, no eventsDecember 17, no eventsDecember 18, no eventsDecember 19, no eventsDecember 20, no eventsDecember 21, no events
December 22, no events232425262728
293031123January 04, no events