School Year Calendar

On Monday, September 25, the Board of Education approved the complete 2023-24 Calendar. Click here for a printable version.

a summary graphic of the calendar

Elementary Schools:

  • Full Days: 8:35 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

  • Half Days: 8:35 a.m. - Noon

Middle & High Schools:

  • Full Days: 7:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

  • Half Days: 7:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

August 2023

  • 15-17: New Teachers Report

  • 22: Teacher Work Day 6-hours to work in room

  • 22: Open House (MS and EL)

  • 23-24: District/Building Meetings/Professional Development (12 hours)

  • 23: HS Open House

  • 28: First Day of School- ½ day students am, pm work in rooms, staff meeting if needed:

    Reminder no meetings week of P.T. conferences or 3"' Monday of every month

September

  • 1: Labor Day Recess

  • 4: Labor Day Recess

  • 29: ½ day for all

October

  • 27: No School students - Teacher Professional Development

November

  • 3: End Q1: ½ day students a.m., p.m. Professional Hours

  • 6&8: HS Conferences - 3:30pm - 7:15pm - School all day

  • 13&15: Elem. Conferences*** 4:15pm - 8:00pm - School all day

  • 14&16: MS Conferences - 3:30pm - 7:15pm - School all day

  • 22: No School for all

  • 23-24: Thanksgiving Recess

December

  • 25-31: No School- Winter Recess

January 2024

  • 1 -7: No School - Winter Recess

  • 8: School Resumes

  • 22-24: HS Exams a.m.- p.m. no HS students

  • 25: HS Exams a.m. - ½ day ALL students a.m., p.m. Professional Hours

  • 26: End of 1st Semester - No School for Students/Teachers

February

  • 2: No School students - Teacher Professional Development

  • 23: No School Mid-Winter Break

  • 26: No School Mid-Winter Break

March

  • 4&6: MS Conferences - 3:30pm - 7:15pm - School all day

  • 5&7: HS Conferences - 3:30pm - 7:15pm - School all day

  • 12&14: Elem. Conferences*** - 4:15pm - 8:00pm -School all day

  • 21: End of 3rd quarter ½ day Students a.m., p.m. Professional Hours

  • 22: No School - Spring Recess

  • 25-29: No School- Spring Recess

April

  • 1: School Resumes

  • 10-11: SA/MME (unless moved by state of Michigan) (full count days)

  • 12: No School students - Teacher Professional Development

May

  • 27: No School- Memorial Day

  • 23: Portage Northern High School graduation, 7 p.m., Miller Auditorium

  • 31: Portage Central High School graduation, 7 p.m., Wings Event Center

June

  • 4-6: HS Exams a.m., no HS students pm

  • 7*: Last Day of School - HS Exams a.m. - ½ day ALL students a.m., p.m. Records day for all

*Cancellations beyond what the law allows will extend the final one-half day of school (and exams) beyond Friday June 7, 2024 if needed to receive full funding from the state.

** 186 Teacher days include 177-Studcnt Days, 5-PD days & I -work day before the first student day, 2.5-days for 4-evening conferences at 3-hrs 45-minutes each, 0.5 days for one evening open house, not more than 2-hours in length.

***Elementary Teachers are free to leave or not attend the session(s) if 100% of conferences are completed

All High School exam days have a.m. students only, and no meetings or PD in afternoon for High School Teachers (Bargaining Unit Members). A teacher may be involved with a meeting (up to 90-minutes) or PD (up to 3 hours) if they have not administered or proctored an exam on that day.

PD Days (Oct 27, February 2, and April 12) may revert to ½ student ½ PD if State Law changes prevent PD days from counting toward the 180 instructional day total.

Student Days: 177 (PD + 3) Staff Days: 186

KRESA Common Calendar for 2024-25

Portage Public Schools opts to follow the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency's Common Calendar.

A DRAFT 2024-25 calendar has been published on the KRESA website at this link. Please note, the final 2024-25 PPS School Year calendar is subject to Teacher Union Negotiations and is not yet finalized. Changes may occur.