The Wicomico County Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year at its April 12 Board meeting. The school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 29 for most students. The approved calendar is posted at www.wcboe.org, and may be accessed from the link at left.
The Board collected input for three months prior to this week’s final vote on the calendar. Draft B, which was the draft approved on 1st and final readings by the Board, had the greatest support from the several hundred people who submitted comments or a calendar preference.
The approved calendar begins the school year on Monday, Aug. 29 for most students and ends the school year on Friday, June 9, 2017.
Dates on the 2016-2017 school calendar:
Aug. 22: Teachers report
Aug. 24: Assistants and nurses report
Aug. 25: Only Central Office and school offices open
Aug. 29: First day of school for Wicomico students in grades 1-6 and grade 9 (Grade 6 only at Mardela Middle and High, all grades report at Pittsville Elementary and Middle) Prekindergarten/Kindergarten students report as assigned by school throughout this week.
Aug. 30: All Wicomico students grades 1-12 in school
Sept. 5 (Labor Day): Schools and Central Office closed
Oct. 21: Professional Day, schools closed for students. Teachers will have the opportunity to attend the Maryland State Education Association Convention for training activities for part of this professional day.
Nov. 1: Professional Day, schools closed for students
Nov. 8 (General Election): Schools and Central Office closed
Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving break, schools and Central Office closed
Dec. 19-Dec. 30: Schools closed for winter holiday break. Schools close at regular time Friday, Dec. 16, and reopen Monday, Jan. 2. Central Office/school offices open Dec. 19-21 and 27-29.
Jan. 16 (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday): Schools and Central Office closed
Jan. 26-27: Professional days, schools closed for students.
Jan. 26: Evening High School commencement
Feb. 20 (Presidents Day): Schools and Central Office closed
April 3: Professional Day, schools closed for students
April 14 and 17: Schools and Central Office closed for spring holiday break
May 25: Evening High School commencement
May 29 (Memorial Day): Schools and Central Office closed
June 2: Commencement ceremony for Mardela High
June 3: Commencement ceremonies for Parkside High, Wicomico High and James M. Bennett High
June 7, 8, 9: Early dismissal days for students
June 9: Last day of school for students, instructional assistants, nurses
June 12: Last day for teachers and 10-month (220-day) employees
June 16: Report cards mailed