Academic Calendar

2016 - 2017 Student Calendar

PORTAGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

2016-2017 Student Calendar

Elementary: Instruction starts at 8:45AM and dismisses at 3:58PM; half day dismisses at 12:00 Noon

Middle & High School: Instruction starts at 7:45AM and dismisses at 3:00PM; half day dismisses at 11:00AM

September 6 - First Day of School-Half Day AM, All Students

September 30 - Half Day AM, All Students

October 14 - Half Day AM, All Students

October 28 - Half Day AM, All Students

November 4 - End of 1st Quarter- Half Day, All Students

November 7 & 9 - High School Conferences 3:30-7:15pm, Regular School Hours

November 10 & 16 - Middle School Conferences 3:30-7:15pm, Regular School Hours

November 15 &17 - Elementary School Conferences 4:15-8:00pm, Regular School Hours

November 23 - No School

November 24-25 - Thanksgiving Recess

December 23-January 6 - No School -Winter Recess

January 9 - School Resumes

January 23-25 - High School Exams/Half Days for High School Students

January 26 - Half Day AM, All Students /High School Exams

January 27 - End of 1st Semester: No School for All Students

February 6 & 8 - High School Conferences 3:30-7:15pm, Regular School Hours

February 7 & 9 - Middle School Conferences 3:30-7:15pm, Regular School Hours

February 10 - Half Day AM, All Students

February 14 & 16 - Elementary School Conferences 4:15-8:00pm, Regular School Hours

February 24 &27 - No School- Mid Winter Break

March 10 - Half Day AM, All Students

March 31 - End of 3rd Quarter- Half Day

April 3-7 - Spring Recess

April 10 - School Resumes

April 11-12 - SAT/MME Testing

May 5 - Half Day AM, All Students

May 26 - Half Day AM, All Students

May 29 - Memorial Day- No School

May 31 - Community High School Graduation

June 1 - Northern High School Graduation

June 2 - Central High School Graduation

June 12-15 - High School Exams: Half Days for High School Students

June 15 - Half Day: Last Day of School*

*Cancellations beyond what the law allows may extend the final day of school past June 15, 2017

 

Ever wonder how the calendar gets scheduled for the school year?
There is a common calendar committee that meets every year, and it includes representation from Administration and Instructional staff from all nine school districts in Kalamazoo RESA, plus representation from Kalamazoo RESA itself. This committee is in charge of the massive coordination of the yearly schedules for all programs in all nine districts - both individual programs and joint programs (for example, Education for Employment, Education for the Arts, Special Education, Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center, Testing requirements, etc.). The committee also must work in the exact amount of student-instruction hours as required by the state, and make sure those hours are balanced evenly as semesters or trimesters. Out of those efforts comes a plan for the school year's calendar.

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