DISTRICT CALENDAR


District Calendar At-A-Glance

  • 2018-2019

    DATE EVENT
    July 2–6, 2018 Independence Day Break (Districtwide Closure)
    August 6, 2018 First Day for Teachers
    August 8, 2018 First Day for Students
    September 3, 2018 Labor Day (Districtwide Closure)
    October 8, 2018 Fall Break (Districtwide Closure)*
    October 22, 2018 Parent-Teacher Conference Day (No School for Students)*
    November 19–23, 2018 Thanksgiving Break (Districtwide Closure)
    December 21, 2018 Winter Break Begins (60% Day for Students)
    December 24, 2018–January 4, 2019 Christmas Holiday (Districtwide Closure)
    January 7, 2019 Teachers and Staff Return
    January 8, 2019 Students Return
    January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Districtwide Closure)
    February 18, 2019 Parent-Teacher Conference Day (No School for Students)*
    March 11–15, 2019 Spring Break (Districtwide Closure)
    April 19 & 22, 2019 Easter Break (Districtwide Closure)*
    May 24, 2019 Last Day for Students (60% Day for Students)
    May 27, 2019 Memorial Day (Districtwide Closure)
    May 28 & 29, 2019 High School Graduations
    May 29, 2019 Last Day for Teachers

    Inclement Weather Procedure

    The following days will be used for inclement weather makeup days if needed:

    • October 8, 2018 (Fall Break)
    • October 22, 2018 (Parent-Teacher Conference Day)
    • February 18, 2019 (Parent-Teacher Conference Day)
    • April 19, 2019 (Friday of Easter Break)
    • April 22, 2019 (Monday of Easter Break)

    The District will delay the start of school when possible to address inclement weather if necessary. If additional inclement weather days are needed, adjustments to the calendar will be made. For more information, download the JPS Inclement Weather Procedures (PDF).


District Progress & Report Cards

  • 2018-2019

    TERM BEGINS MIDTERM REPORTS ENDS REPORT CARDS
    1 August 8, 2018 September 12, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 22, 2018
    2 October 15, 2018 November 14, 2018 December 21, 2018 January 15, 2019
    3 January 8, 2019 February 6, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 26, 2019
    4 March 18, 2019 April 17, 2019 May 24, 2019 May 31, 2019

MDE Statewide Testing Calendar

  • 2018-2019

    Testing Window Test Abbreviation Test Name Grade Levels
    August 13–September 21, 2018 K-Readiness Kindergarten Readiness  Assessment (Pre-Test) PK-K
    November 12–15, 2018 MS-CPAS3 MS Career Planning Assessment System, Third Edition Secondary
    November 16, 2018 MS-CPAS3 MS Career Planning Assessment System, Third Edition (Make-up) Secondary
    November 26–December 14, 2018 MAAP-EOC MS Academic Assessment Program for Biology I and U.S. History 9-12
    November 26–December 14, 2018 MAAP MS Academic Assessment Program for ELA & Math English II, Algebra I
    January 28–March 8, 2019 NAEP NAEP Assessment 4,8,12
    February 20, 2019 ACT American College Test - Paper 11
    February 20–28, 2019 ACT American College Test - Online 11
    March 4–April 16, 2019 ELPT LAS Links-English Language Proficiency Test K - 12
    March 18–May 10, 2019 MAAP-A MS Academic Assessment Program - Alternate for ELA & Math 3-12
    March 18–May 10, 2019 MAAP-A MS Academic Assessment Program - Alternate for Science 5, 8, 11
    April 2, 2019 ACT American College Test - Paper-only Make-up 11
    April 1–26, 2019 MS-CPAS3 Performance-Based Assessment Secondary
    April 1–May 10, 2019 MS-CPAS3 National Certifications Testing Secondary
    April 8–26, 2019 MS-CPAS3 MS Career Planning Assessment System, Third Edition Secondary
    April 8–May 17, 2019 K-Readiness K-Readiness Assessment
    (Post Test)
    PK-K
    April 15–26, 2019 MAAP 3rd Grade MAAP ELA-LBPA 3
    April 15–May 17, 2019 MAAP MS Academic Assessment Program for ELA & Math 3-8, English II, Algebra I
    May 7, 2019 ACT American College Test (Make-up) 11
    April 15–May 17, 2019 MAAP-SCI MS Academic Assessment Program for Science, Grade 5 and Grade 8 5 & 8
    April 15–May 17, 2019 MAAP-EOC MS Academic Assessment Program for Biology I and U.S. History 9-12
    May 13–17, 2019 MAAP 3rd Grade Reading Alternative Assessment 3
    June 24–August 2, 2019 MAAP 3rd Grade Reading Alternative Assessment 3

    Testing days vary from a minimum of one day to a maximum of three days. For more Mississippi Department of Education testing downloads, please see the Mississippi K-3 Assessment Timeline (2018-2019) (PDF) and the complete Mississippi State Testing Calendar (2018-2019) (XLS) workbook.