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2012-13 School Year - Important Dates

The Seattle School Board has approved the 2012-13 school calendar. The calendar was developed and negotiated in cooperation with all of the bargaining groups representing Seattle Public Schools employees. The calendar also provides specific dates that will be used as make-up days in the event that inclement weather necessitates school closures.

Date Event

August 29

Seattle Public Schools Closed: Furlough Day for Most Employees

September 5

First Day of School for Students

September 26

Professional Development Block Time
(2-hour early dismissal)

October 12*

Professional Development Day
(No school for students)

October 31

Professional Development Block Time
(2-hour early dismissal)

November 12*

Veterans Day Holiday
(No school)

November 19-21**

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences
(Dates and times very according to school - see note below)

November 21

1-hour early dismissal for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 22-23*
 

Thanksgiving Holiday
(No school)

December 21
 

1-hour early dismissal for Winter Break

December 24, 2012
to January 4, 2013*

Winter Break
(No school)

December 25
 

Christmas Holiday 

December 26
 

District Offices Closed: Furlough Day for Non-Represented Employees
 

January 1
 

New Year's Holiday
 

January 3
 

Furlough Day for Members of Principals Association of Seattle Schools 

January 21*
 

Martin Luther King Day Holiday
(No school)

February 1*

 

Day between semesters
(See note below)

February 6
 

Professional Development Block Time
(2-hour early dismissal)

February 14
 

Partial (1/2-Day) Furlough Day for SEA Represented Employees

February 15-18*
 

Mid-Winter Break - (Revised break schedule in 2012-13)
(No School)

February 18
 

Presidents' Day holiday
 

March 6
 

Professional Development Block Time
(2-hour early dismissal)

March 15
 

Professional Development Day
(No school for students or inclement weather make-up day)

April 15-19*
 

Spring Break
(No school)

April 19

Furlough Day for Non-Represented Employees, Grade 34 or above only

May 15
 

Professional Development Block Time
(2-hour early dismissal)

May 24-27*
 

Memorial Day Holiday
(No school)

June 14
 

Last Student Day
(1-hour early dismissal)

June 17
 

Professional Development Day
(Building option with vote)

July 5

Furlough Day for Non-Represented Employees, Grade 34 or above only


* No classes on these dates
** Most elementary schools will be closed on November 19, 20 and 21. However dates/times may vary according to the school. We encourage parents to check with their school prior to the conference dates.


Note: Inclement Weather Days


The first inclement weather make-up day is February 1, 2013, the day between semesters. Other inclement weather make-up days will be added at year end. Professional Development make-up will be negotiated.

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