Forest Heights Community School

Original signed by Hon. Karen Casey
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
2016-17 School Calendar

The 2016-2017 academic school year is from August 1, 2016, to July 31, 2017.

The regular school term shall begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, and shall end on Friday, June 30, 2017.

The following holidays and vacation days are mandatory:

Labour Day (September 5)
Thanksgiving Day (October 10)
Remembrance Day (November 11)
Christmas Vacation (December 22 to January 2 inclusive)
Heritage Day (February 20)
Spring Break (March 13 to March 17 inclusive)
Good Friday (April 14)
Easter Monday (April 17)
Victoria Day (May 22)

All students are required to be present commencing on the first instructional day of the school year. Where closing exercises are held for any school, they shall not be held prior to the evening of the 193rd day.

Of the 195 teaching days, no more than eight (8) days may be used for organizational and/or administrative purposes or for in-service training programs in accordance with the provisions of the Governor in Council Education Act Regulations, the Ministerial Education Act Regulations, and the Teachers’ Provincial Agreement. In addition, two, one-half days may be used for purposes of parent-teacher meetings.

All teachers are required to be present on the days used for organizational and administrative purposes, in-service training programs, and parent-teacher meetings so provided. Students are not required to be present on these days.

No more than nine (9) days in the school year may be allocated for examination purposes. Final examinations for grades 10-12 shall not begin prior to the five (5) days immediately preceding the end of the first semester and not prior to the 187th day.

A school, due to unusual circumstances, may wish to implement a school calendar that does not conform in all respects with the preceding provisions. Notwithstanding these provisions, the school may submit a request through the school board to the Executive Director of Strategic Policy and Research.

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PO Box 29
Chester Basin, N.S.
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Phone: (902) 275-2700
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