Calendar Consultation 2022

Three-Year School Calendars  

In accordance with Administrative Procedure 130: School Calendar, the School Calendar Committee met on Friday March 11, 2022 to review calendars for the upcoming three school years and agreed with the placement of non-instructional days as indicated.

2022-2023 The only change to the existing calendar for the 2022-2023 school year was to move the Non-Instructional Day scheduled for Monday September 26, 2022 to Monday September 19, 2022.

This change is because the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation statutory holiday is on Friday September 30, 2022 and moving it to Monday, September 19, 2022 is best for the community so there is not a three day in-class school week during the last week of September. 

2023-2024 There were no changes made to the approved calendar for the 2023/2024 school year as the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation will be observed the week following the regular September Non–Instructional Day.

2024-2025 In order to provide parents adequate notice to parents when booking their vacation time, the School Calendar Committee has proposed the school calendar for the 2024-2025 school year.  In accordance with the School Act and the School Calendar Regulations, please provide feedback on the new 2024-2025 school calendar until May 12, 2022. 

 Regulations 

According to Section 87.01(2) of the School Act, “a board must, in accordance with the regulations of the minister, prepare a school calendar for each school in its school district for each school calendar year”. According to Section 87.01(7) of the School Act and the Calendar Regulation, the Board must make publicly available a school calendar that it proposes to submit to the Minister at least one month before the date the school calendar must be submitted to the Minister on Aug 6, 2021. Furthermore, the District must provide an opportunity for parents and representatives of the employee groups to provide comments to the Board of Education.

Prescribed Minimum Hours of Instruction

According to the School Act, a Board of Education must offer not less than the following hours of instruction in a school year to students enrolled in schools in its district. 

  • 853 hours of instruction for students in kindergarten.
  • 878 hours of instruction for students in grades 1 to 7.
  • 952 hours of instruction for students in grades 8 to 12. 

Amending the Calendar

The Board may, in accordance with the School Act, amend a school calendar that has been made public by the Board under section 87.01 (9) or (10) if, in the opinion of the Board, an amendment is necessary. 

Process and Timelines

The School Calendar Regulations provide the parameters for process and timelines when establishing a calendar for a district. The Regulations define the terms and demand the following:

  • Prescribed minimum hours of instruction by year
  • Expected consultation with stakeholders
  • Format of published School Calendar

Calendar Consultation

Approved Yearly Calendars

Proposed 2022-2025 Calendar

Comments

Please provide comments on the proposed 2024-2025 calendar until May 12, 2022. 

 Gabriela
Please bring back one week spring breaks. Two weeks is too much time away for the kids and puts too much pressure on the parents both time and financially.
 Jennifer
I think it’s a fantastic idea to jump to 4 day school weeks! Kids need more time outside/more time with peers & parents.
 Rose-Anne
Move the December Pro-D into November. There is so much going on in the classrooms and with families in December, having a day out of the classroom right before school breaks for the holidays is a bit much.
 Manu
As a parent, I prefer 1 week of spring break instead of 2 weeks.  The 11 minutes added to each school day do not make up for the additional week of vacation I must take to cover the 2nd week of spring break.

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