DCPS Calendar for School Year 2012-2013 


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Here are some of the highlights of the upcoming school year calendar:

  • The first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
  • The first of three Parent-Teacher Conference days will be Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.
  •  Winter Break will begin on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 and end on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. School will resume on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
  • The second of three Parent-Teacher Conference days will be Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
  • Spring Break will begin on Monday, April 1, 2013 and end on Friday, April 5, 2013. School will resume on Monday, April 8, 2013.
  • The third of three Parent-Teacher Conference days will be Monday, June 3, 2013.
  • The last day of school is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2013. Please note that Friday, June 21, 2013 and Monday, June 24, 2013 are make-up days, to be scheduled as needed.

Comparison of the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Calendars

2011 – 2012 Calendar

 2012-2013 Calendar

181.5 student days

181 student days

196 teacher days

196 teacher days

4 Professional Development Days during year and 4 Professional Development Days in August

5 Professional Development Days during year and 5 Professional Development Days in August

3 Parent-Teacher Conference days

3 Parent-Teacher Conference days

8 day winter break

10 day winter break

First day for students: August 22

First day for students: August 27

Last day for students: June 14

Last day for students: June 20

Spring Break: April 2-9

141.5 Instructional Days before DC CAS

Spring Break: April 1-8

 

Approval process for the 2012-2013 school calendar

1. Solidification of the assessment calendar, as DCPS proposes to tie the PD days to the BAS/CAS replacements.

2. Presentation of the proposed calendar to the Washington Teachers Union.

3. Approval of the proposed calendar from the DCPS Office of General Counsel.

4. The proposed calendar is posted to the DCPS website.

5. DCPS makes and vets any necessary changes.

 

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