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2016-2017 Calendar Dates

BOE approves 2016-2017 calendar
The Board of Education adopted the revised 2016-2017 school calendar during its June 6 meeting. Wichita Public School teachers approved lengthening the school day by 30 minutes and shortening the school year by 15 days. The calendar change is part of a cost-saving measure to reduce the district’s budget by approximately $3 million. The suggestion emerged from hundreds of ideas submitted regarding ways to cut the district’s operating budget. The district’s calendar committee reviewed the proposed calendar and developed a final version that was presented to the BOE. Click here for a PDF version of the calendar.
The first day of school for all students is August 24, with orientation for sixth- and ninth-grade on August 23. Enrollment will be August 8 – 10. The calendar also reflects the district-wide winter shutdown in December and the four-day work weeks in June and July. 
Some key dates on the 2016-2017 calendar include:
  • Enrollment: August 8 – 10
  • Orientation for new teachers: August 11 – 12
  • Inservice for all teachers: August 15 – 23
  • Orientation for sixth- and ninth-grade students: August 23
  • First day of school: August 24
  • Student Fall Recess: November 21 – 25; Administrative Fall Recess: November 22 – 25
  • Student Winter Recess: December 16 – January 3; Administrative Winter Recess December 19 – January 2
  • Spring recess: March 20 – 24
  • Last day of school: May 17
The revised school day for Heights students will be 8 a.m. – 3:40 p.m
Times will vary depending on the school. Click here for 
All District Schools Start & End Times
Also on the calendar are three designated possible weather makeup days, May 19 and May 22 – 23. The Kansas State Department of Education has required that school districts designate days on the calendar for possible weather makeup days if a district needs to take them.