Calendar Approved for 2017-2018 School Year
Wicomico County Board of Education Approves 2017-2018 School Year Calendar
Posted on 12/16/2016

The Wicomico County Board of Education has approved a calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. The calendar begins the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 for most students, and ends the year on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

After taking public comments for two months to develop a final calendar, the Board approved the 2017-2018 calendar at its Dec. 13 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. More than 350 people shared input during the calendar process. Respondents favored the post-Labor Day start calendar by a 3-to-1 margin over the pre-Labor Day calendar.

Other dates in the approved calendar for the 2017-2018 school year:

Sept. 4 (Labor Day): Schools and Central Office closed

Sept. 5: 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. 6: All students grades 1-12 in school

Oct. 20 (Maryland State Education Association Convention): No school for students, professional day for teachers

Nov. 8 (Professional Day): Schools closed for students, open for teachers

Nov. 22-24 (Thanksgiving break): No school (Central Office and school offices closed Nov. 23-24)

Dec. 20-Jan. 1 (winter holiday break): Schools closed for winter holidays (Central Office and school offices closed Dec. 22, 25, 29 and Jan. 1). All schools and offices reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Jan. 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday): Schools and Central Office closed

Jan. 29 (Professional Day): Schools closed for students, open for teachers

Feb. 1: Evening High School Winter Commencement

Feb. 19 (Presidents Day): Schools and Central Office closed

March 29 (Professional Day): Schools closed for students, open for teachers

March 30 and April 2: Central Office and schools closed for spring holiday break. All schools and offices reopen Tuesday, April 3.

May 28 (Memorial Day): Schools and Central Office closed

May 31: Evening High School Spring Commencement

June 8: James M. Bennett High Commencement 7 p.m.

June 9: Commencement ceremonies for Mardela High (10 a.m.), Parkside High (2:30 p.m.), Wicomico High (7 p.m.)

June 8, 11, 12: Two-hour early dismissal days

June 12: Last day of school