School Year Calendar

PD Days | Exams and Assessments | Printable Calendars

As of May 2017, the 2017-18 School Year Calendar has been approved by the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

The first day of school for elementary and secondary students is Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

The last day of classes for elementary students only is Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Professional Development Days and Holidays

Elementary

  • September 22, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • January 26, 2018
  • April 13, 2018
  • May 4, 2018
  • June 1, 2018
  • June 29, 2018

Secondary

  • September 22, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • February 2, 2018
  • April 13, 2018
  • May 4, 2018
  • June 28, 2018
  • June 29, 2018

School and Statutory Holidays

  • Labour Day – September 4, 2017
  • Thanksgiving – October 9, 2017
  • Winter Break – December 25, 2017 to January 5, 2018
  • Family Day – February 19, 2018
  • March Break – March 12 to 16, 2018
  • Good Friday – March 30, 2018
  • Easter Monday – April 2, 2018
  • Victoria Day – May 21, 2018

Exams and Assessment Dates

Education Quality Administration Office (EQAO) Dates

  • Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test – April 10, 2018
  • Primary Division and Junior Division Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics – May 22 to June 4, 2018
  • Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics (first-semester students) – January 15 to 26, 2018
  • Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics (second-semester students) – June 5 to 18, 2018

Secondary School Examination Days

Secondary students are expected to be available for the examination days as follows:

  • First-Semester – January 26 to February 1, 2018
  • Secondary-Semester – June 21 to 27, 2018

School year calendars are developed based on the Education Act and Regulation 304, School Year Calendar.

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