ADJUSTED SCHOOL CALENDAR
To make up for the five inclement weather school closings this current school year, 2017-2018, schools will now be in session: Wednesday, April 4; Thursday, April 5; Friday, April 6; Friday, May 18 (dismiss three-hours early); and Friday, June 15 (dismiss three hours early). To adjust for the June 15 last student day, Tuesday, June 12 is now a full day for students. An updated calendar can be found on the HCPSS website.
June 15 falls on the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr. Per Howard County Board of Education policy, school may be held but no activities or exams can be scheduled on this day. As such, all school assemblies, promotion ceremonies, celebrations and final exams will be held prior to, or on June 14.
The State has mandated that the school year must be completed by June 15. Should additional inclement weather closings become necessary, HCPSS will petition the Maryland State Department of Education for a waiver of the additional days.