2018-19 Calendar Dates

The 2018-19 wall calendar is in production and will be mailed to families. In the meantime, here is a list of calendar dates for the upcoming school year. All of these dates are listed on the district’s online calendar.

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Conference and Recess Days

Additional building-specific dates are listed below.

Note about early dismissal: Early dismissal times are 11:45 a.m. for the elementary school, and noon for the middle school and high school, unless otherwise noted.

  • Superintendent’s Conference Day (No School For Students): Sept. 4
  • First Day of Classes Grades 1-12: Sept. 5
  • First Day of Classes Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten: Sept. 6
  • Superintendent’s Conference Day (No School For Students): Oct. 5
  • Columbus Day Observed(No School): Oct. 8
  • Scheduled 2-Hour Delay for Staff Development: Nov. 1
  • Veterans Day Observed (No School): Nov. 12
  • Early Release for Students: Nov. 16
  • Regional Go Home Early Drill (Students dismissed 15 minutes early): Nov. 20
  • Thanksgiving Recess (No School): Nov. 21-23
  • Holiday Recess (No School): Dec. 24-31
  • New Year’s Day Observed (No School): Jan. 1
  • Classes Resume: Jan. 2
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School): Jan. 21
  • Winter Break: Feb. 18-22
  • Superintendent’s Conference Day (No School for Students): March 13
  • Early Release: March  15
  • Good Friday (No School): April 19
  • Spring Break (No School): April 22-26
  • Memorial Day Observed (No School): May 27
  • Early Release: June 24-25
  • Last Day for Students: June 25
  • Superintendent’s Conference Day: June 26

Important District-Wide Dates

Note about NYS testing: NYS assessments are one- or two-day exams. The highlighted dates are the “testing windows,” or the range of possible dates.

  • Advantage After School Program start and end dates: Sept. 10 to June 21
  • Marking period end dates: Nov. 9, Jan. 25, April 12, June 28
  • Report Cards distributed: Nov. 14, Jan. 31, April 17 (Quarters 1-3 for all school buildings), June 25 (4th Quarter ES), July 2 (4th Quarter MS/HS)
  • Progress reports: Oct. 11, Dec. 20, March 12, May 23
  • Parent conferences: Nov.15 5-8 p.m., Nov. 16 12-2:30 p.m., March 14 5-8 p.m., March 15 12-2:30 p.m.
  • Regional Go Home Early Drill, Students released 15 minutes early: Nov. 20
  • Veterans Celebration: Nov. 9
  • Fall Drama Production: Nov. 16-17
  • Spring Musical: April 5-7
  • NYS testing windows: April 1-4 (ELA Grades 3-8); April 30-May 2 (Math Grades 3-8); May 22-23 (Science Performance Test Grades 4 & 8); June 3 (Science Written Test – Grades 4 & 8)
  • Regents exam testing window: Jan. 22-25, June 3, June 18-26
  • School Budget Vote and Board of Education Election: Tuesday, May 21 noon-9 p.m.

Elementary School

  • School pictures: Tues., Sept. 11 through Fri., Sept. 14
  • Open house: Thursday, Sept. 20
  • 4th Grade Open House: Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 3-5 p.m.
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation: Wednesday, Sept. 5
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten first day of school: Thursday, Sept. 6
  • Pre-K moving up ceremony: Thursday, June 20
  • K moving up ceremony: Monday, June 24
  • 4th grade moving up ceremony: Wednesday, June 19
  • Awards Ceremony: Friday, June 21

Middle School

  • School pictures: Sept. 19-20
  • Open house: Thursday, Sept. 13
  • Winter concert & snow date: Tuesday, Dec. 18 6:30 p.m. (snow date Dec. 20)
  • Spring concerts: Middle school concert I Tuesday, June 11 6:30; middle school concert II Thursday, June 13 6:30 p.m.
  • American Education Festival: Nov. 6, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Gr. 8 Celebration Carnival Assembly: June 25 8:15-9:15 a.m.

High school

  • Course add/drop period: Sept. 10-12
  • School pictures: Sept. 26-27
  • Open house: Thursday, Sept. 27 @ 6pm-7:30pm
  • Financial Aid Night: Oct. 9 @ 6:30
  • PSAT exam: Oct. 10
  • SAT registration deadlines: Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Feb. 8, April 5, May 3
  • SAT exams: Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, March 9, May 4, June 1
  • ACT registration deadlines: Sept. 28, Nov. 2, March 8, May 3
  • ACT exams: Sept. 8, Oct. 27, Dec. 8, April 13, June 8
  • Winter concerts & snow date: High school concert I Dec. 11 6:30 p.m. (Dec. 17 snow date); High school concert II Thursday, Dec. 13 6:30 p.m. (Dec. 17 snow date)
  • FFCS Jazz Festival: Feb. 14
  • New Hartford Jazz Festival: Friday, March 1
  • Montgomery County All County Festival: Saturday, March 2 at FFCS
  • Oneida Jazz Festival: March 7-8
  • FFCS Jazz Night: Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m.
  • Spring concert: High school concert I Thursday, May 16 6:30 p.m.; High school concert II Thursday, May 23 6:30 p.m.
  • Sherburne Pageant of the Bands: June 1
  • Last day of HS classes: June 14
  • Junior Prom & After Prom Event: May 18
  • Baccalaureate: June 26
  • Awards night: June 27
  • Graduation: June 29

Board of Education Meeting Schedule

The Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates in the middle school multi-purpose rooms. The meetings are open to the public, and community members are welcome to attend.

  • Monday, Aug. 27
  • Monday, Sept. 24
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9
  • Monday, Nov. 19
  • Monday, Dec. 17
  • Monday, Jan. 28
  • Monday, Feb. 25
  • Monday, March 25
  • Wednesday, April 17
  • Tuesday, May 21
  • Monday, June 24

PTSA Meetings & Events

PTSA meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the following dates in the middle school multi-purpose room.

  • Thursday, Sept. 13, meeting
  • Thursday, Oct. 11, meeting
  • Thursday, Nov. 8, meeting
  • Thursday, Dec. 13, meeting
  • Thursday, Jan. 10, meeting
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, meeting
  • Thursday, March 14, meeting
  • Thursday, April 11, meeting
  • Thursday, May 9, meeting
  • Sunday, June 9, car show
  • Thursday, June 13, meeting