Academic Calendar
2008 - 2009

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School Year Calendar : 2008 - 2009 [Download PDF]

The following is the calendar for all schools and Prekindergarten Programs for the 2008-2009 school year:
September 1, 2008
Labor Day
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
September 2, 2008
Staff Only
- Professional Development Day
September 3, 2008
Staff Only
- Organization Day
September 4, 2008
First day of Grades 1-12 Pupil Attendance
September 4-10, 2008
Kindergarten, Prekindergarten Head Start and Bright Futures parent/teacher conferences
September 11, 2008
First day of Kindergarten, Prekindergarten Head Start and Bright Futures Attendance
September 30, 2008
Rosh Hashana
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
October 1, 2008
Rosh Hashana
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
October 9, 2008
Yom Kippur
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
October 13, 2008
Columbus Day
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
November 4, 2008
Staff Only
- (Election Day) Professional Development Day
November 11, 2008
Veterans' Day Observed
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
November 27-28, 2008
Thanksgiving Holiday
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
December 24-31, 2008
Winter Recess
- Schools Closed
December 25-26, 2008
Winter Recess
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
January 1, 2009
Winter Recess
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
January 2, 2009
Winter Recess
- Schools Closed
January 19, 2009
Dr. Martin Luther King Day
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
February 5, 2009
Staff Only
- Professional Development Day
February 16, 2009
President's Day
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
April 6-10, 2009
Spring Recess
- Schools Closed
April 10, 2009
Spring Recess
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
May 19, 2009
Staff Only
- (Election Day) Professional Development Day
May 25, 2009
Memorial Day
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
June 23, 2009
Last Day for Pupils
June 24, 2009
Staff Only
- Professional Development Day
June 25, 2009
Last Day for Staff
- Organization Day

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Total Number of Days Scheduled Attendance: 181
2008 Days of Attendance 2009 Days of Attendance
JULY 0 JANUARY 19
AUGUST 0 FEBRUARY 18
SEPTEMBER 18 MARCH 22
OCTOBER 20 APRIL 17
NOVEMBER 16 MAY 19
DECEMBER 17 JUNE 15

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Resolution

Resolved, that the School Reform Commission hereby amends Resolution SRC-2 approved on March 21, 2008, to reflect the following noted changes in the calendar the for schools, early childhood programs, and administrative offices for the school year 2008-2009:

  1. The sessions for teachers and non-administrative school-based personnel begins September 2, 2008, and closes June 23, 2009.

    School-based personnel will not be required to be in school on the following holidays and non-working days: September 30. October 1, October 9, October 13, November 11, 27, 28, December 24 through January 2, January 19, February 16, April 6 through 10, and May 25.

    Teachers and non-administrative school-based personnel will be in attendance 188 days.

  2. The sessions for elementary and secondary pupils begins September 04, 2008, and closes June 19, 2009. The first day for Prekindergarten Head Start and Bright Futures pupils will be September 11, 2008. The first day for Kindergarten pupils will be September 11, 2008.

    Pupils will not be in attendance on the following days: September 1 through September 3, September 30, October 1, October 9, October 13, November 4, November 11, November 27-28, December 24 through January 2, January 19, February 5, February 16, April 6 through April 10, May 19, and May 25.

    Students will be in attendance for 181 days.

  3. Administrative Offices and Comprehensive Early Learning Centers will be open Monday through Friday, with the exception of the following holidays and non-working days: July 4, September 1, September 30, October 1, October 9, October 13, November 11, November 27-28, December 25-26, January 1, January 19, February 16, April 10, and May 25.

  4. Comprehensive Early Learning Centers follow the calendar for administrative offices.

  5. In the event that schools are closed due to inclement weather or emergency, June 18, 2009, and the required number of days thereafter, will be days of pupil and staff attendance to satisfy the State minimum of 180 instructional days.

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