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What’s happening in Rainbow Schools?

School Boards approve 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

The Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon (CSC Nouvelon), Rainbow District School Board (RDSB), Sudbury Catholic District School Board (SCSDB) and Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) have approved the School Year Calendar for 2022-2023.

The four school boards have worked together to produce a common calendar for many years, facilitating the co-ordination of services such as student transportation. Each board adopted the calendar following its own consultation process. The calendar will now be submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Education for final approval.

The 2022-2023 School Year Calendar will be the same for all English and French-language schools in Greater Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury East (including Warren, Markstay, Noëlville, St. Charles and Killarney). The calendar will also apply, with minor differences, to CSC Nouvelon and CSPGNO schools in Elliot Lake, Blind River, Spanish, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Chapleau, Dubreuilville, Hornepayne, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.

The 2022-2023 school year for students will begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, following the Labour Day weekend. There will be no early dismissal.

In addition to the first day of school, the School Year Calendar includes the dates for the Christmas Break, the March Break, statutory holidays, secondary school examination days and professional activity days in 2022-2023.

Overview of the 2022-2023 School Year
Elementary and Secondary Schools

Labour Day – September 5, 2022
First Day of School for Students – September 6, 2022
Thanksgiving – October 10, 2022
Christmas Break – December 19 to 30, 2022
Statutory Holiday – January 2, 2023
Family Day – February 20, 2023
Board Holiday – March 10, 2023
Mid-Winter Break – March 13 to 17, 2023
Good Friday – April 7, 2023
Easter Monday – April 10, 2023
Victoria Day – May 22, 2023
Last Day of School for Students – June 30, 2023

First Semester (Secondary) – September 6, 2022 to February 2, 2023
Second Semester (Secondary) – February 3, 2023 to June 30, 2023

Examination Days for Secondary Schools
January 27 to February 2, 2023 (5 days)
June 26 to 30, 2023 (5 days)

Professional Activity Days
Seven days for professional development activities will also be held during the 2022-2023 School Year, as follows:

Sudbury/Espanola/Manitoulin Districts
September 1, 2022
September 2, 2022
September 23, 2022
October 24, 2022
February 3, 2023
April 28, 2023
June 9, 2023

The School Year Calendar for 2022-2023 is available on school board websites:


Media Contacts:

Paul de la Riva
Director of Communications and External Relations
Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon
705-673-5626, ext. 294
[email protected]

Carole Dubé
Director of Communications
Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario
705-671-1533, ext. 2233
[email protected]

Nicole Charette
Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board
705-674-3171, ext. 7217
[email protected]

Erin Kendall
Communications Officer
Sudbury Catholic District School Board
705-673-5620 ext. 375