Dear CPS Families and Supporters,
The Chicago Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2018 2019 School Year on Wednesday, January 24, which will go a long way toward supporting both our families and our staff plan for the year ahead.
As a busy parent, I know how important it is to plan ahead. That’s why I’m glad to have next year’s school calendar in the hands of our families now so we can plan for extracurricular activities, child care, and family vacations.
For CPS educators, the calendar will help them shape curriculum to best support student learning. Knowing the schedule in advance will guide lesson planning, and helps ensure that resources for students, educators, and families are delivered seamlessly.
You’ll see from the calendar that we were careful to divide the number of student attendance days – 178 – evenly across four quarters, and that we’ve allocated two days for parent teacher conferences. These are important opportunities for parents to sit down with your child’s teachers and support their learning at home. We also provided 10 days of professional development to support continuous development of our educators, and ensure effective planning throughout the school year.
Here are some of the important dates for the next school year:
First Day of School 9/4/18
Last Day of School 6/18/19
Academic Quarters Q1 11/1/18, Q2 1/31/19, Q3 4/4/19, Q4 6/18/19
Parent Teacher Conference Days 11/14/18 (ES), 11/15/18 (HS), 4/10/19 (ES), 4/11/19 (HS) Winter Vacation 12/24/18 1/4/19
Spring Vacation 4/15/18 4/19/18
School Improvement Days 11/2/18, 2/1/19, 4/5/19, 6/19/19
Please note: Veterans Day will be observed on Monday, 11/12/18.
In addition to the attached calendar, you can download the SY 2018 2019 Calendar at cps.edu/calendar. I hope it proves to be a useful resource for you, and look forward to continuing our partnership this school year and next.
Janice K. Jackson
EdD Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Public Schools
CPS Letter: 2018-2019 School Year Calendar in Spanish or English.