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School Boards approve School Year Calendar for 2019-2020

Rainbow District School Board, Sudbury Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) and Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) have approved the School Year Calendar for 2019-2020.

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 Ministry of Education for final approval.

The 2019-2020 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 CSCNO and CSPGNO schools in Elliot Lake, Blind River, Spanish, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Chapleau, Dubreuilville and Hornepayne.

The 2019-2020 school year for students will begin on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. There will be no early dismissal. Please note that Tuesday, September 3, 2019, the day after Labour Day, will be a professional activity day.

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 2019-2020.

Overview of the 2019-2020 School Year
Elementary and Secondary Schools

Labour DaySeptember 2, 2019
First Day of School for StudentsSeptember 4, 2019 – No early dismissal
ThanksgivingOctober 14, 2019
Christmas BreakDecember 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Family DayFebruary 17, 2020
Mid-Winter BreakMarch 16 to 20, 2020
Good FridayApril 10, 2020
Easter MondayApril 13, 2020
Victoria DayMay 18, 2020
Last Day of School for StudentsJune 26, 2020 – No early dismissal
First Semester (Secondary)September 4, 2019 to January 30, 2020
Second Semester (Secondary)January 31, 2020 to June 26, 2020

Examination Days for Secondary Schools
January 24 to 30, 2020 (5 days)
June 22 to 26, 2020 (5 days)

Professional Activity Days
Seven days for professional development activities will also be held during the 2019-2020 School Year, as follows:

Sudbury/Espanola/Manitoulin Districts
September 3, 2019
September 27, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 22, 2019
January 31, 2020
April 24, 2020
June 15, 2020

Algoma District
September 3, 2019
September 27, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 22, 2019
January 31, 2020
April 24, 2020
June 12, 2020


Media Contacts:

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

Carlee Vendramin
Communications Officer
Sudbury Catholic District School Board
705-673-5620 ext. 375

Brigitte Morin
Coordinator of Communications and External Relations
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
705-673-5626, ext. 389

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