District releases 2016-17 school calendar

From staff reports

The 2016-17 school year calendar was approved by the Seattle Public Schools School Board on May 4. The calendar includes a weeklong mid-winter break and another late ending for the school year. While this is not a bargaining year for teachers, principals are in negotiations for new contracts. However, there is no threat of a strike to delay the start of school.

Cleveland has it’s own calendar of events and the Journal has compiled a list of important dates for the upcoming school year.

• Aug. 23-25 – Summer Institute for teachers

• Aug. 30-Sept. 1 – District-mandated workshop for teachers

• Sept. 6 – Freshman orientation and Eagle Day

• Sept. 7 – First day of school

• Oct. 14 – State in-service day (no school)

• Nov. 11 – Veterans Day (no school)

• Nov. 24-25 – Thanksgiving holiday break

• Dec. 19-30 – Winter break

• Jan. 2 – New Year’s Day (no school)

• Jan. 3 – Back to school after winter break

• Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

• Feb. 1 – Day between semesters (no school)

• Feb. 20 – Presidents’ Day (no school)

• Feb. 21-24 – Mid-winter break

• April 10-14 – Spring break

• May 29 – Memorial Day

• June 23 – Last day of school

SPS also has five two-hour early-release days throughout the year. These all fall on the fourth Wednesday of the month with the exception of the November and May dates, which fall on the third and second Wednesday, respectively.

Sept. 28, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016

Nov. 16, 2016

Mar. 22, 2017

May 10, 2017