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Board Approves 2018–2019 District Calendar

March 23, 2018

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The Board of Trustees of Jackson Public Schools approved the 2018–2019 District Calendar at its March 20, 2018, regular meeting. A calendar committee of administrators, school employees, and parents reviewed calendar options. The committee developed the calendar to align with the District’s focus on improving student achievement and providing quality professional development.

The first day of school for teachers is August 6 and for students is August 8. High school graduation ceremonies are scheduled for May 28 and 29, 2019, to ensure students get the 180 days of instruction required by the state. This calendar also gives the District the flexibility to add more instructional time if needed.

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)

Districtwide closures are highlighted below. For details, see the full 2018–2019 District Calendar At-A-Glance.

DATE EVENT
July 2–6, 2018 Independence Day Break (Districtwide Closure)
September 3, 2018 Labor Day (Districtwide Closure)
October 8, 2018 Fall Break (Districtwide Closure)
November 19–23, 2018 Thanksgiving Break (Districtwide Closure)
December 24, 2018–January 4, 2019 Winter Break (Districtwide Closure)
January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Districtwide Closure)
March 11–15, 2019 Spring Break (Districtwide Closure)
April 19 & 22, 2019 Easter Break (Districtwide Closure)
May 27, 2019 Memorial Day (Districtwide Closure)