School Boards Approve School Year Calendar for 2015-2016

2016-2016 School Calendar

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.


Algoma District

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


Sudbury/Espanola/Manitoulin Districts

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 ~

Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board ~

Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario ~

Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario ~