School Year Calendar

2018-19 School Year Calendar


The 2018-19 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.

2018-19 Regular Elementary Calendar with 5-Day Cycle

Approved 2019-20 School Year Calendar

Below you will find the approved 2019-20 SCDSB School Year Calendar. 

2019-20 School Year Calendar

2019-20 highlights:

  • First day of school: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019
  • First day of school for Year 1 Kindergarten students: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019
  • Winter Break: December 23, 2019 - Jan. 3, 2020
  • March Break: March 16 - 20, 2020
  • Last day for elementary students: Thursday, June 25, 2020
  • Last day for secondary students: Wednesday, June 24, 2020


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.
2018-19 Highlights
  • First day of school: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

  • First day of school for Junior Kindergarten students: Thursday, September 6, 2018

  • Winter Break: December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019

  • March Break: March 11 to 15, 2019

  • Last day for elementary students: Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • Last day for secondary students: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
April 28, no eventsApril 29, no eventsApril 30, no eventsMay 01, no eventsMay 02, no events3May 04, no events
May 05, no events6May 07, no eventsMay 08, no eventsMay 09, no eventsMay 10, no eventsMay 11, no events
May 12, no eventsMay 13, no eventsMay 14, no eventsMay 15, no eventsMay 16, no eventsMay 17, no eventsMay 18, no events
May 19, no events20May 21, no eventsMay 22, no eventsMay 23, no eventsMay 24, no eventsToday, May 25, no events
May 26, no eventsMay 27, no eventsMay 28, no eventsMay 29, no eventsMay 30, no events31June 01, no events