2016/2017 School Calendar finalized


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 2016-2017.

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, consisting of a 194 day school year, following its own consultation process. Their respective calendars will be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.

Aside from the first day of school for students and four Professional Activity Days, the 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 School Year Calendar at a recent board meeting.

The 2016-2017 school year will begin for ADSB students on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, and for CSCNO, CSPGNO and HSCDSB students on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. 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 2016-2017.

Overview of the 2016-2017 School Year
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Labour Day September 5, 2016
First Day of School for students September 6, 2016 – ADSB
First Day of School for students September 7, 2016 – CSCNO, CSPGNO & HSCDSB
Thanksgiving October 10, 2016
Christmas Break December 26, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Family Day February 20, 2017
Mid-Winter Break March 13 to 17, 2017
Good Friday April 14, 2017
Easter Monday April 17, 2017
Victoria Day May 22, 2017
Last Day of School for Students June 30, 2017 – No early dismissal
First Semester (Secondary)
September 6, 2016 to February 3, 2017- ADSB
September 7, 2016 to February 3, 2017 – CSCNO, CSPGNO & HSCDSB
Second Semester (Secondary)
February 6, 2017 to June 30, 2017 – All Boards
Examination Days for Secondary Schools
January 27 to February 2, 2017 (5 days) – All Boards
June 26 to June 30, 2017 (5 days) – All Boards
Professional Activity Days
Seven 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 2016-2017 School Year.
Algoma District
September 6, 2016 – CSCNO, CSPGNO and HSCDSB
September 30, 2016
October 28, 2016
November 25, 2016
February 3, 2017
March 31, 2017 – ADSB
April 28, 2017
June 12, 2017

Sudbury/Espanola/Manitoulin Districts
September 6, 2016
September 30, 2016
October 28, 2016
November 28, 2016
February 3, 2017
April 28, 2017
June 16, 2017

The School Year Calendar for 2016-2017 is available on school board websites: