At the March 6, 2012 Regular Board Meeting, the Halton Catholic District School Board approved a School Year Calendar for 2012-2013 consisting of 188 instructional days and six professional activity (P.A.) days. This 2012-2013 School Year Calendar will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval, which is anticipated in late spring, 2012.
Important Dates for Parents to Remember for the 2012-2013 School Year:
|September 3, 2012
|September 4, 2012
|September 5, 2012
||First Day of Instruction for All Students|
|October 5, 2012
|October 8, 2012
|November 23, 2012
|December 24, 2012-January 4, 2013 (Inclusive)
|January 24-30, 2013 (5 Days Inclusive)
||Examinations (Secondary Panel Only)|
|February 1, 2013
|February 18, 2013
|March 11-15, 2013 (Inclusive)
|March 29, 2013
|April 1, 2013
|April 26, 2013
|May 20, 2013
|June 7, 2013
||P.A. Day (Elementary Panel Only)|
|June 20-26, 2013 (5 Days Inclusive)
||Examinations (Secondary Panel Only) |
|June 27, 2013
||Last Day of Instruction (Secondary Panel Only)|
|June 28, 2013
||Last Day of Instruction (Elementary Panel Only)|
P.A. Day (Secondary Panel Only)
*The above chart includes Professional Activity (P.A.) Days, First and Last Days of Instruction, Secondary Examination Days, Statutory Holidays and School Break Periods.
School boards are required to identify a minimum of 194 school days, between Labour Day and June 30, of which no more than six days may be designated as P.A. Days, and at least 188 days must be instructional days.
"Students do not attend school on professional activity days,” explains Superintendent of Education, James Rowles. “Professional activity day programs for academic staff include provincial priorities, assessment and evaluation, faith development and communicating student progress to parents."
The 2012–2013 School Year Calendar was developed through the work of the Board’s School Year Calendar Committee, chaired by James Rowles, Superintendent of Education, School Services, and in response to input received from stakeholder groups. The Committee was comprised of a parent representative of the Catholic School Councils (CPIC), OECTA Unit Presidents (Elementary and Secondary), CUPE 3166 and 5200 representatives, and Principal Association representatives. Consultation also took place with the Halton District School Board.
For more detailed information about the school year calendar, please refer to the Board report