Board Approves WCPS Calendar for 2018-2019 School Year
Approved 2018-2019 School Year Calendar Now Available
Posted on 01/23/2018

The Wicomico County Board of Education has approved a calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. The calendar begins the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 for most students, and ends the year on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

The final calendar was developed with input from staff and the community. After taking public comments for two months to fine tune a draft calendar, the Board approved the 2018-2019 calendar at its Jan. 16 Board meeting. This calendar meets the requirements of the governor’s executive order to begin school after Labor Day and end the school year by June 15.


Other dates in the approved calendar for the 2018-2019 school year:

Sept. 3 (Labor Day): Schools and Central Office closed

Sept. 4: School opens for students in grades 1-6 and 9 (Grade 6 only at Mardela, all grades report at Pittsville). Prekindergarten and Kindergarten students report during the first week as assigned by the school.

Sept. 5: All students grades 1-12 in school

Oct. 19 (Maryland State Education Association Convention): No school for students, professional day for teachers

Nov. 5 (Professional Day): Schools closed for students, open for teachers

Nov. 6 (General Election): Schools and Central Office closed

Nov. 21-23 (Thanksgiving break): No school (Central Office and school offices closed Nov. 22-23)

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 (winter holiday break): Schools closed for winter holidays (Central Office and school offices open Dec. 21, 26, 27, 28). All schools and offices reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Schools and Central Office closed

Jan. 28 (Professional Day): Schools closed for students, open for teachers

Jan. 31: Evening High School Winter Commencement

Feb. 18 (Presidents Day): Schools and Central Office closed

March 15 (Professional Day): Schools closed for students, open for teachers

April 5 (Professional Day): Schools closed for students, open for teachers

April 19 and 22: Central Office and schools closed for spring holiday break. Schools and offices reopen Tuesday, April 23.

May 27 (Memorial Day): Schools and Central Office closed

May 30: Evening High School Spring Commencement

May 31: Wicomico High Commencement 7 p.m.

June 1: Commencement. James M. Bennett High (10 a.m.), Mardela High (2:30 p.m.), Parkside High (7 p.m.)

June 10, 11, 12: Two-hour early dismissal days

June 12: Last day of school

 

Note: The calendar includes three weather make-up days to be used if needed. These days are March 15, June 13 and June 14.