School Calendar

Academic Calendar for the 2016 - 2017 School Year

We have 174 scheduled school days in our school-wide calendar. To reach the State of Georgia's requirement for a 180-day school year, six additional days of school are required for each student. Students and families are to choose at least six days of school-designed activities from the list of options scheduled during weekends and school breaks. While several activities are designed for the entire school, others are age-group specific. Please refer to the school calendar for scheduled trips, and be aware that some opportunities arise during the year. You will receive additional information during the school year about day trips and overnights available to your child's classroom community. Family trip attendance counts as school attendance, and while different families may take advantage of different opportunities, a student's absence from any of his or her six chosen family trips will be treated as an absence from school. This policy reflects the philosophy that learning is best when the entire family is engaged. Favorite recurring outings include trips to the Atlanta Science Festival, the Decatur Book Festival, and Cumberland Island.

Mon, July 25: First Day of School
Fri, Aug 26: All Parent Meeting
Mon, Sept 5: Labor Day Holiday – No School
Fri, Sept 23: Dismissal by 12:30 PM (No CAPS)
Sept 24 – Oct 16: Fall Break

Mon, Oct 17: Regular Schedule Resumes for 2nd Quarter
Wed, Nov 23: Dismissal by 12:30 PM (No CAPS)
Thurs, Nov 24 – Fri, Nov 25: Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
Fri, Dec 16: Dismissal by 12:30 PM (No CAPS)
Dec 17 – Jan 8: Winter Break

Mon, Jan 9: Regular Schedule Resumes for 3rd Quarter
Mon, Jan 16: Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday – No School
Mon, Feb 6: All Parent Meeting
Mon, Feb 20: Presidents’ Day Holiday – No School
Fri, Mar 10: Dismissal by 12:30 PM (No CAPS)
Fri, Mar 10: Evening for the Arts
Mar 11 – Apr 2: Spring Break

Mon, Apr 3: Regular Schedule Resumes for 4th Quarter
Mon, Apr 10: Grandparents’ Day
Sat, May 6: Clown Caper Children’s Carnival
Sat, May 27 – Sun, May 28: (Tentative) Family Trip to Cumberland Island National Seashore
Mon, May 29: Memorial Day Holiday – No School
Fri, June 2: Last Day of School Dismissal by 12:30 PM (No CAPS)
Sun, June 4: Graduation Tea
June 4 – July 23: Summer Break