Washtenaw County Common Calendar

  • Guidelines for a Perpetual Common School Calendar for Washtenaw County School Districts

    As mandated by State law, all Washtenaw County Public School Districts have to set common calendars to coordinate Winter and Spring breaks, as well as the common State of Michigan start of school.

    First Day of School for Students:

    • August 28th will be the first day of the 2023-24 school year.

    Winter Break Guidelines:

    If December
    25th falls on:
    School closes at the
    end of the day on:
    School resumes: Days off
    Sunday Thursday, December 22 Monday, January 9 11
    Monday Friday, December 22 Monday. January 8 10
    Tuesday Friday. December 21 Monday, January 7 10
    Wednesday Friday, December 20 Monday, January 6 10
    Thursday Friday, December 19 Monday, January 5 10
    Friday Friday, December 18 Monday, January 4 10
    Saturday Friday, December 17 Monday, January 3 10

    Spring Break:

    • Spring Break will be scheduled for the last Monday in March, unless the last Monday is March 31. In that case, Spring Break will begin at the end of the day on March 21.

    • Districts are encouraged to schedule one full Professional Development Day to be held any time during the week immediately preceding Labor Day.
    • Districts are encouraged to schedule one Professional Development Day every other November on general election day.
    Other breaks are negotiated by each district within the framework of the teachers' association contract.