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Important District 211 Calendar Dates for 2016-2017 Academic Year

  In order to maximize the value of each instructional day, District 211 adopted a collegiate-style calendar, which will take effect after a shortened summer with the 2016-2017 school year. With the new calendar, first semester, including final exams, will end in December before students leave for winter break, and the school year will conclude, including final exams, prior to Memorial Day. The 2016-2017 school year begins with two teacher institute days on August 11 and 12. The first day of student attendance is Monday, August 15. The last day of school is May 26, 2017. During the summer, IHSA football practice will begin on August 8, ...

District 211 to Adopt Collegiate-Style Calendar for 2016 – 2017 Academic Year

District 211 has adopted a new school calendar to better utilize instruction time for both students and teachers. At its Jan. 15 board meeting, the Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2016-2017 academic year, which will change the traditional calendar District 211 has used for many years to a collegiate-style calendar. With the new calendar, first semester, including final exams, will end in December before students leave for winter break. “The proposed calendar will inherently sustain a rigorous focus on learning and academics all the way up to the winter break,” said Dan Cates, superintendent of schools. “In the ...