The Algoma District School Board (ADSB), Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO), Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB), and Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) have approved the School Year Calendar for 2015-2016.
For many years, the four school boards have worked together to produce a common calendar, facilitating the co-ordination of services such as student transportation. Each board adopted the calendar following its own consultation process. The calendar will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.
Aside from four Professional Activity dates, the 2015-2016 School Year Calendar will be the same for all English and French-language schools and all public and Catholic school boards in the Algoma and Sudbury Districts including Blind River, Chapleau, Dubreuilville, Elliot Lake, Espanola, Hornepayne, Manitoulin Island, Massey, the North Shore, Sault Ste. Marie, Spanish, Wawa and White River.
Except for minor changes, the calendar will also apply to CSCNO and CSPGNO schools in Greater Sudbury and Sudbury East. The board of trustees of Rainbow District School Board and Sudbury Catholic District School Board approved the 2015-2016 School Year Calendar at a recent board meeting.
The 2015-2016 school year will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, the day after Labour Day. There will be no early dismissal.
In addition to the first day of school, the School Year Calendar includes the dates for the Christmas Break, the March Break, statutory holidays, secondary school examination days and professional activity days in 2015-2016.
Overview of the 2015-2016 School Year
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Labour Day ~ September 7, 2015
First Day of School for students ~ September 8, 2015 – No early dismissal
Thanksgiving ~ October 12, 2015
Christmas Break ~ December 21, 2015 to January 1, 2016
Family Day ~ February 15, 2016
Mid-Winter Break ~ March 14 to 18, 2016
Good Friday ~ March 25, 2016
Easter Monday ~ March 28, 2016
Victoria Day ~ May 23, 2016
Last Day of School for Students ~ June 30, 2016 – No early dismissal
First Semester (Secondary) ~ September 8, 2015 to February 4, 2016
Second Semester (Secondary) ~ February 8, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Examination Days for Secondary Schools
January 29 to February 4, 2016 (5 days)
June 24 to June 30, 2016 (5 days)
Professional Activity Days
Six non-instructional days for professional activities, which include evaluation of pupil progress, curriculum and program evaluation and development, and professional development of teachers will also be held during the 2015-2016 School Year.
September 2, 2015 – ADSB
September 3, 2015 – CSCNO, CSPGNO and HSCDSB
October 2, 2015
November 6, 2015
February 5, 2016
April 22, 2016
June 10, 2016
September 3, 2015
September 28, 2015
November 16, 2015
February 5, 2016
April 15, 2016
June 17, 2016
The School Year Calendar for 2015-2016 is available on school board websites:
Algoma District School Board ~ www.adsb.on.ca
Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board ~ www.hscdsb.on.ca
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario ~ www.nouvelon.ca
Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario ~ www.cspgno.ca