Academic Calendar

2013-2014 Student Calendar

PORTAGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2013-2014 Student Calendar

September 2 - Labor Day Recess

September 3 - First Day of School (half day)

November 5 - No School

November 6-7 - High School Conferences 3:30pm-7:15pm - School all day

November 12-13 - Middle School Conferences 3:30pm-7:15pm - School all day

November 13-14 - Elementary Conferences 4:15pm-8:00pm - School all day

November 27 - No School

November 28-29 - Thanksgiving Recess

December 23-31 - No School - Winter Recess

January 1-3 - No School - Winter Recess

January 6 - School Resumes

January 20-23 - High School Exams morning; no school for High School in afternoon

January 24 - No School

February 19-20 - High School Conferences 3:30pm-7:15pm - School all day

February 24-25 - Middle School Conferences 3:30pm-7:15pm - School all day

February 25-26 - Elementary Conferences 4:15pm-8:00pm - School all day

February 28 - No School - Mid-Winter Break

March 3 - No School - Mid-Winter Break

March 4-6 - Michigan Merit Examination - high school only

April 2 - Half day

April 3-4 - No School - Spring Recess

April 7-11 - No School - Spring Recess

May 2 - Half day

May 20-22 - High School graduation

May 23-26 - No School - Memorial Day
 
June 4-9* - High School Exams morning only; no afternoon classes for High School only

June 6* - Half day for all students except those attending Moorsbridge, WMS, CHS and NHS

June 9* - Half day for Moorsbridge, WMS, CHS and NHS

Updated: April 2, 2014

*As per State of Michigan instructional and attendance requirements, additional school days were added to the 2013-14 calendar. 

Moorsbridge and WMS students must attend a full day on June 6 and half day on June 9th due to a power outage on November 17, 2013.

CHS & NHS students must attend through June 9th due to MME State testing the week of March 3, 2014.

 

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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