It's a new calendar for all Chicago Public Schools.
The unveiled calendar eliminates the various tracks and places all students on the same calendar. The full calendar is included to the right. Highlights include:
- ·First Day of School: 51 percent of parents and students and 80 percent of teachers preferred a calendar that started sometime in August. All students will now begin school before Labor Day on August 26, 2013.
- Three-Day Thanksgiving Holiday: In SY 13-14, schools will be closed for three days during the week of Thanksgiving starting Wednesday, November 27, 2013.
- Removal of Half Days: 62 percent of parents and students and 61 percent of teachers preferred that professional development occur on full days of non-student attendance instead of half days.
- First and Last Days of School: The first day of school for all students will be August 26, 2013 and the last day of school will be June 10, 2014.
- Holidays: Schools will be closed to observe Labor Day, September 2, 2013, Columbus Day, October 14, 2013, Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2013, Thanksgiving, November 27-29, 2013, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, 2014, Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12, 2014 and Memorial Day, May 26, 2014.
- Winter Break: December 23, 2013 to January 3, 2014.
- Spring Break: Schools will be closed for Spring Break from April 14 to April 18, 2014.