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    2017-18 School Year Calendar Dates

    Early release Wednesdays: Students will be released 75 minutes early every Wednesday, except for the first day of school. This is to support improved teacher collaboration and student academic performance.

    The school calendar is negotiated between Seattle Education Association and the district.

    To learn more about the weekly early release, school bell schedules, and our calendar development process, please visit our School Year Schedule Update announcement.

    You can download these key dates on our 2017-18 one-page calendarpdf icon.

    Looking for next year's dates? Read the 2018-19 school year dates.

    First and last day of school, breaks and no-school days

    Wed., Sept. 6, 2017 First day of school (regular school hours apply)

    Mon., Sept. 11, 2017 First day of kindergarten (three-day delayed start)

    Fri., Oct. 13, 2017 State in service Day (no school)

    Fri., Nov. 10, 2017 Veterans Day (no school)

    Nov. 20-22, 2017 Elementary conference days (no school for elementary and K-8 students)

    Nov. 23-24, 2017 Thanksgiving break

    Fri. Dec. 15, 2017 1-hour early dismissal (holiday break)

    Dec. 18, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018 Winter break including New Year’s Day (no school)

    Mon., Jan. 15, 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

    Wed., Jan. 31, 2018 Day between semesters (no school) *possible snow make-up day (1 of 3)

    Feb. 19 – 23, 2018 Mid-winter break including Presidents Day (no school)

    April 9 -13, 2018 Spring break (no school)

    Mon., May 28, 2018 Memorial Day (no school)

    Fri., June 22, 2018 Last day of school (1-hour early dismissal)

    June 25 and 26, 2018 Possible Snow Make-Up days

    School Term Dates

    Semesters (K-8, Middle and High Schools)

    • Tues., Jan. 30, 2018 End of Semester 1
    • Fri., June 22, 2018 End of Semester 2

    Quarters (K-8, Middle and High Schools)

    • Thurs., Nov. 9, 2017 End of Quarter 1
    • Tues., Jan. 30, 2018 End of Quarter 2
    • Fri., April 6, 2018 End of Quarter 3
    • Fri., June 22, 2018 End of Quarter 4

    Trimesters (Elementary and K-8)

    • Fri., Dec. 1, 2017 End of Trimester 1
    • Fri., March 16, 2018 End of Trimester 2
    • Fri., June 22, 2018 End of Trimester 3

    Calendar Development

    • Union negotiation outcomes determine the first day of school and school breaks for future school years.
    • The calendar is developed in cooperation with all of the bargaining groups representing Seattle Public Schools employees.
    • The calendar is structured to provide a full week of instruction following spring break and before the beginning of the spring testing period.
    • It provides specific dates that will be used as make-up days in the event that inclement weather necessitates school closures.