School Calendar

Academic Calendar

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. 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.

2018-2019 School Year

Mon, July 23: First Day of School
Sat, Aug 18: Silent Journey (by invitation only)
Mon, Aug 27, 6:30 PM: All Parent Meeting
Mon, Sept 3: Labor Day Holiday – No School
Sat, Sept 15: Clown Caper Children’s Carnival
Fri, Sept 21, 12:30 PM: Dismissal (No CAPS)
Sept 22 – Oct 14: Fall Break

Mon, Oct 15: Regular Schedule Resumes for 2nd Quarter
Wed, Nov 21, 12:30 PM: Dismissal (No CAPS)
Thurs, Nov 22 – Fri, Nov 23: Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
Fri, Dec 14, 12:30 PM: Dismissal (No CAPS)
Dec 15 – Jan 6: Winter Break

Mon, Jan 7: Regular Schedule Resumes for 3rd Quarter
Mon, Jan 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday – No School
Mon, Feb 4, 6:30 PM: All Parent Meeting
Mon, Feb 18: Presidents’ Day Holiday – No School
Fri, Mar 8, 12:30 PM: Dismissal (No CAPS)
Fri, Mar 8: Evening for the Arts
Mar 9 – 31: Spring Break

Mon, Apr 1: Regular Schedule Resumes for 4th Quarter
Mon, Apr 8: Grandparents’ Day
Mon, May 27: Memorial Day Holiday – No School
Fri, May 31, 12:30 PM: Last Day of School – Dismissal (No CAPS)
Sun, June 2: Graduation Tea
June 1 – July 21: Summer Break