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|