2007-2008 school calendar

March 18, 2007

August

Aug. 21 -- Staff returns (tentative)

Aug. 27 -- First day of school for students

Aug. 31 -- Countywide professional development day; schools closed for students

September

Sept. 3 -- Labor Day; schools and offices closed

Sept. 13 -- Rosh Hashanah; schools and offices closed

October

Oct. 17 -- PSAT, grades 10 and 11

Oct. 19 -- MSTA convention; schools closed for students

November

Nov. 1 -- End of marking period

Nov. 2 -- Professional development/work day; schools closed for students

Nov. 19 -- Schools close three hours early for parent-teacher conferences; HS Professional Development; no pre-kindergarten-RECC

Nov. 20 -- Schools close three hours early for parent-teacher conferences; no pre-kindergarten or RECC

Nov. 21 -- All schools closed for students; parent-teacher conferences; non-teaching 10-month, school-based employees do not report

Nov. 22-23 -- Thanksgiving vacation; schools and offices closed

December

Dec. 24-25 -- State holidays; schools and offices closed

Dec. 26-Dec. 28 -- Winter break; schools closed

January

Jan 1 -- New Year's Day; schools and offices closed

Jan. 7 -- Government high school assessment

Jan. 8 -- English high school assessment

Jan. 9 -- Biology high school assessment

Jan. 11 -- Algebra/DA high school assessment

Jan. 14-17 -- High school semester exams and HSA makeup and No. 1 testing

Jan. 18 -- Professional work day; schools closed for students

Jan. 21 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day; schools and offices closed

Jan. 22-25 -- HSA makeup and No. 2 testing

February

Feb. 6 -- Elementary and middle schools close three hours early for parent-teacher conferences; no pre-kindergarten or RECC

Feb. 7 -- All schools close three hours early for parent-teacher conferences; high school professional development day; no pre-kindergarten or RECC

Feb. 8 -- All schools closed for students; parent-teacher conferences; non-teaching 10-month, school-based employees do not report

Feb. 18 -- Presidents Day; schools and offices closed

March

March 3-7 -- Kindergarten and new first-grade student registration

March 4 -- Primary election; schools and offices closed

March 17-20 -- Spring break; schools closed

March 21 -- Good Friday; schools and offices closed

March 24 -- Easter Monday; schools and offices closed

April

April 1-4 -- MSA testing window, grades three through eight

April 4 -- End of marking period; all schools close three hours early; no pre-kindergarten or RECC

April 7-10 -- MSA testing window, grades three through eight

April 11 -- MSA makeup testing

April 14-16 -- MSA makeup testing

April 21-23 -- SAT 10 testing, grade two

April 23 -- MSA science, grades five and six begins

April 24 -- Countywide professional development day; schools closed for students

April 25 -- SAT 10 makeup testing

May

May 13 -- MSA science, grades five and eight, ends

May 16 -- Professional work day; schools closed for students

May 19 -- Government high school assessment

May 20 -- English high school assessment

May 21 -- Biology high school assessment

May 22 -- Algebra/DA high school assessment

May 23 -- Last day for seniors

May 26 -- Memorial Day; schools and offices closed

May 27-30 -- High school graduations and HSA makeup No. 1

June

June 2-5 -- HSA makeup No. 2

June 9-12 -- High school exams

June 10 -- High school exams; all schools close three hours early; no pre-kindergarten or RECC

June 11 -- High school exams; all schools close three hours early; no pre-kindergarten or RECC

June 12 -- Last student day; high school exams; all schools close three hours early; no pre-kindergarten or RECC

June 13 and June 16-20 -- Inclement weather makeup days (if necessary)

June 23 -- Summer school begins

July

July 4 -- Independence Day; all schools and offices closed

July 18 -- Last day of academic intervention summer school

July 28 -- Algebra/DA high school assessment

July 29 -- English high school assessment

July 30 -- Government high school assessment

July 31 -- Biology high school assessment; summer graduation

August

Aug. 1 -- HSA makeups; last day of comprehensive summer school

Source: Howard County school system

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