2018-2019 PRSD School Calendar Approved

2018-2019 PRSD School Calendar Approved

During the March 20, 2018 regular board meeting, the Peace River School Division (PRSD) board of trustees approved the 2018-2019 School Calendar.

Highlights of the calendar include the first day of school for students being September 4, 2018, Christmas Break to run from December 24, 2018 to January 6, 2019 and new to the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year is a Spring Break that will run from March 25, 2019 to March 31, 2019.

The change from an Easter Break to a Spring Break was proposed by the committee as Easter falls later in the 2018-2019 school year. The majority of feedback received from families, staff and community members expressed satisfaction with the draft calendar as proposed by PRSD’s Calendar Committee and a preference to a Spring Break.

The calendar was open for feedback from school communities between December 12, 2017 and February 7, 2018 with a total of 56 responses received. Following consultations with school communities through email, social media, staff based and School Council meetings, the input was reviewed by the PRSD School Calendar Committee and presented to the board of trustees for approval.

The PRSD School Calendar Committee includes the representation of a PRSD parent, teacher, principals, management and representatives from Consiel scolaire du Nord-Quest and Grande Prairie Catholic School Division. The committee follows “Guiding Principles” while developing the school calendar that are based on the preferences and input of staff, parents and community members.

PRSD thanks the Calendar Committee, school communities and partnering school divisions for their contributions, partnership and input.

View the approved 2018-2019 School Calendar, Overview Document and Guiding Principles here