Academic Calendar
2015 - 2016

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School Year Calendar : 2015 - 2016

* Since the calendar is subject to change during the course of the school year, the web version may contain updates not reflected in the printed version of this publication.

The following is the calendar for all schools and Pre-Kindergarten Programs for the 2015 - 2016 school year:

September 2, 2015
First Day for Staff
- Academic Year Preparation
September 2, 2015
9th Grade Orientation Window Opens
September 3 - 4, 2015
Staff Only
- Professional Development
September 4, 2015
9th Grade Orientation Window Closes
September 7, 2015
Labor Day
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
September 8, 2015
First Day for Grades 1-12
- Student Attendance
September 8, 2015
First Day for Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start and Bright Futures
- Student Attendance
September 8 - 11, 2015
Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Interviews
September 14 - 15, 2015
Rosh Hashanah
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
September 16, 2015
First Day of Kindergarten
- Student Attendance
September 23, 2015
Yom Kippur
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
September 25, 2015
City-wide Papal Visit
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
October 1, 2015
2016-2017 School Selection Process Begins
October 9, 2015
Staff Only
- Professional Development Day
October 12, 2015
Columbus Day
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
October 14 - 16, 2015
Interim Reports
October 28, 2015
PD Half Day
- 3 Hour Early Dismissal
November 3, 2015
Staff Only
- Professional Development Day
November 11, 2015
Veterans' Day Observed
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
November 13, 2015
2016-2017 School Selection Process Ends
November 25, 2015
PD Half Day
- 3 Hour Early Dismissal
November 26 - 27, 2015
Thanksgiving Holiday
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
December 2 - 4, 2015
Report Card Conferences
December 18, 2015
PD Half Day
- 3 Hour Early Dismissal
December 24 - 31, 2015
Winter Recess
- Schools Closed
December 24, 2015
Winter Recess
- Administrative Offices Close at 1:00 p.m.
December 25, 2015
Winter Recess
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
December 31, 2015
Winter Recess
- Administrative Offices Close at 1:00 p.m.
January 1, 2016
New Year's Day
- Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed
January 4 - 6, 2016
Interim Reports
January 6 - 20, 2016
Keystone Exams
January 18, 2016
Dr. Martin Luther King Day
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
January 22, 2016
PD Half Day
- 3 Hour Early Dismissal
January 25 - March 4, 2016
ACCESS Testing Window
February 15, 2016
Presidents' Day
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
February 16, 2016
PD Half Day
- 3 Hour Early Dismissal
February 23 - 25, 2016
Report Card Conferences
February 26, 2016
Staff Only
- Professional Development Day
March 14 - 16, 2016
Interim Reports
March 14, 2016
PD Half Day
- 3 Hour Early Dismissal
March 21 - 25, 2016
Spring Recess
- Schools Closed
March 25, 2016
Good Friday
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
April 11 - May 6, 2016
PSSA Assessments (Math, ELA, and Science) and Make-up Days
April 26, 2016
Staff Only
- Professional Development Day
April 27 - 29, 2016
Report Card Conferences
May 10, 2016
PD Half Day
- 3 Hour Early Dismissal
May 16 - 18, 2016
Interim Reports
May 16 - 27, 2016
Keystone Exams
May 30, 2016
Memorial Day
- Administrative Offices and Schools Closed
June 22, 2016
Last Day for Students
June 23, 2016
Last Day for Staff

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Total Number of Days Scheduled Student Attendance: 180
2015 Days of Attendance 2016 Days of Attendance
JULY 0 JANUARY 19
AUGUST 0 FEBRUARY 19
SEPTEMBER 13 MARCH 18
OCTOBER 20 APRIL 20
NOVEMBER 17 MAY 21
DECEMBER 17 JUNE 16

Total Number of Days Scheduled Teacher Attendance: 188
2015 Days of Attendance 2016 Days of Attendance
JULY 0 JANUARY 19
AUGUST 0 FEBRUARY 20
SEPTEMBER 16 MARCH 18
OCTOBER 21 APRIL 21
NOVEMBER 18 MAY 21
DECEMBER 17 JUNE 17

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Resolution

RESOLVED, that the School Reform Commission hereby approves the Calendar for Schools, Early Childhood Programs, and Administrative Offices for the school year 2015-2016. The calendar shall be as follows:

  1. The sessions for teachers and non-administrative school-based personnel begin September 2, 2015 and close June 23, 2016, totaling 188 days.

    School-based personnel will not be required to be in school on the following holidays and non-working days: September 7, September 14-15, September 23, September 25, October 12, November 11, November 26-27, December 24 through January 1, January 18, February 15, March 21 through March 25, and May 30.

  2. The sessions for elementary and secondary pupils (grades 1 through 12) begin September 8, 2015, and close June 22, 2016, totaling 180 instructional days.

  3. In the event that schools are closed due to inclement weather or emergency, June 23, 2016 and the required number of days thereafter, will be days of pupil and staff attendance to satisfy the Pennsylvania state minimum requirement of 180 instructional days.

  4. The first day for Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start and Bright Futures pupils will be September 8, 2015.

  5. The first day for Kindergarten pupils will be September 16, 2015.

  6. Students will not be in attendance on the following days: September 1 through 4, September 7, September 14-15, September 23, September 25, October 9, October 12, November 3, November 11, November 26-27, December 24 through December 25, December 28 - December 31, January 1, January 18, February 15, February 26, March 21 through March 25, April 26, and May 30.

  7. Administrative Offices will be open Monday through Friday, with the exception of the following holidays and non-working days: July 3, September 7, September 14-15, September 23, September 25, October 12, November 11, November 26-27, December 24 (half day – administrative offices close at 1:00 p.m.), December 25, December 31 (half day – administrative offices close at 1:00 p.m.), January 1, January 18, February 15, March 25, and May 30.

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Calendar Updated: June 3, 2015