The Surrey Board of Education has approved the 2012-2013 local school calendar.

 

For the fourth consecutive year, the board has established a local calendar that standardizes non-instructional days across the district and extends the normal one-week spring break in March, this time to nine days, followed by Good Friday and Easter Monday.

 

The board and staff had consulted with employee groups and the community regarding the potential for extending the spring break again for next year as a means to save costs, estimated at about $400,000. As in previous years, there will be an increase in instructional time to make up the additional four days.

 

As result, the district’s local calendar for 2012-2013 incorporates the following extended spring break:

 

March 18 to March 28, 2013

 

And, the following six district-wide non-instructional days (or “Pro-D” days):

 

September 24, 2012

October 19, 2012

November 9, 2012

February 8, 2013

May 3, 2013

May 27, 2013

 

Dates such as the first day of school and statutory holidays are set by the B.C. Ministry of Education’s Standard School Calendar. B.C.’s first Family Day occurs February 11, 2013.

 

The complete local school calendar is attached.

 

September 4, 2012  Schools open 
September 24, 2012  Non-instructional day 
October 8, 2012  Thanksgiving Day 
October 19, 2012  Non-instructional day 
 November 9, 2012   Non-instructional day 
 November 12, 2012   Remembrance Day 
 December 21, 2012   Schools close for winter vacation 
 December 24, 2012 – January 4, 2013  Winter vacation
 January 7, 2013   Schools reopen after winter vacation 
 February 8, 2013   Non-instructional day 
 February 11, 2013   Family Day 
 March 15, 2013   Schools close for spring break 
 March 18 – March 28, 2013   Spring break 
 March 29, 2013   Good Friday 
 April 1, 2013  Easter Monday 
 April 2, 2013   Schools reopen after spring break 
 May 3, 2013  Non-instructional day
 May 20, 2013   Victoria Day 
 May 27, 2013   Non-instructional day 
 June 28, 2013   Administrative Day 
 June 28, 2013   Schools close