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Proposed 2015-2016 Halton District school year calendar approved by trustees

Final approval required by the Ministry of Education


At the April 15, 2015 Board meeting, trustees of the Halton District School Board approved the school year calendar for 2015-2016. Final approval of the calendar by the Ministry of Education is anticipated later this spring.

School Breaks, Statutory Holidays and Board Designated Holidays
September 1, 2, 4, 2015 Board designated holidays
September 7, 2015Labour Day
October 12, 2015 Thanksgiving Day
December 21 to January 1, 2016 (inclusive) Winter Break
February 15, 2016 Family Day
March 14-18, 2016 Spring Break
March 25, 2016 Good Friday
March 28, 2016 Easter Monday
May 23, 2016 Victoria Day

P.A. Days
October 9, 2015 – Elementary/Secondary Schools
November 27, 2015 – Elementary/Secondary Schools
February 5, 2016 – Elementary/Secondary Schools
April 22, 2016 – Elementary/Secondary Schools
June 3, 2016 – Elementary Schools
June 30, 2016 – Secondary Schools

Examination Days for Secondary Schools
January 28 to February 3, 2016 – Semester One
June 22 to June 28, 2016 – Semester Two

First Day of Instruction: Tuesday, September 8, 2015
First Day of Instruction for Semester 2: Monday, February 8, 2016
Last Day of Instruction for Secondary School: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Last Day of Instruction for Elementary School: Thursday, June 30, 2016

These dates have been provided to schools to be shared with students and parents, and they are also posted on the Board’s website at www.hdsb.ca under the “Calendar” tab.

The school year calendar is developed with input from the School Year Calendar Committee consisting of representatives from interested and affected groups including parents. Where possible, this school year calendar is aligned with the Halton Catholic District School Board calendar, to save resources on school bus transportation, which is shared between the boards.


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