School-Year Calendar

Limestone Learning Foundation

The School-Year Calendar for the following school year is decided in the spring of the previous school year. Provincial regulations require that the school year shall start on or after September 1 and end on or before June 30. Every school year shall include a minimum of 194 school days.

Every year, Limestone parents and community partners (day cares, municipalities, public health, business associations, etc.) are invited to provide survey input on the School Year Calendar before it is submitted to the Board of Trustees and the Ministry of Education for approval.

Notable Days 2018-2019 School Year:

  • The school year starts on September 4, 2018 for students and staff
  • There are seven PA days in total
    (September 28, 2018, October 26, 2018, November 30, 2018, February 1, 2019, April 5, 2019, May 17, 2019 and June 28, 2019).
  • Two PA days are required for Elementary reporting: February 1 and May 17, 2019.
  • Semester 1 runs from September 4, 2018 to January 31, 2019 inclusive.
  • Semester 2 runs from February 1 to June 28, 2019 inclusive.
  • Each semester consists of 97 school days.

2019-2020 School Year Calendar approved

The Limestone District School Board has received approval for its 2019-2020 School Year Calendar from the Ministry of Education.

Trustees approved the draft calendar in March following receipt of a report outlining the process for determining the school year calendar which included consultation with internal stakeholders, community partners and families.

Provincial regulations state that school year start on or after Sept. 1 and end on or before June 30. Every school year shall include a minimum of 194 school days.

Boards in the Tri-Board Student Transportation consortium (LDSB, Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board and Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board) have traditionally agreed on a common calendar to share transportation costs.

The 2019-2020 School Year Calendar includes these notable days:

  • School starts on Sept. 3, 2019
  • Seven PA days in total (Sept. 27, Nov. 1, Nov. 29, Jan. 31, April 3, June 5 and June 26)
  • Two PA days are required for elementary reporting: Jan. 31 and June 5
  • Semester 1 runs from Sept. 3 to Jan. 30 inclusive
  • Semester 2 runs from Jan. 31 to June 26
  • Each semester consists of 97 school days
  • Last day of school is June 25

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.