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Sudbury boards approve school year calendar for 2023-2024

If you’d like to do some planning for the coming school year, read on

The Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon (CSC Nouvelon), Rainbow District School Board (RDSB), Sudbury Catholic District School Board (SCSDB) and Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord have approved the School Year Calendar for 2023-2024.

The four school boards have worked together to produce a common calendar for many years, facilitating the co-ordination of services such as student transportation. Each board adopted the calendar following its own consultation process. The calendar will now be submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Education for final approval.

The 2023-2024 school year calendar will be the same for all English and French-language schools in Greater Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury East (including Warren, Markstay, Noëlville, St. Charles and Killarney). 

The calendar will also apply to CSC Nouvelon and Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord schools in Elliot Lake, Blind River, Spanish, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Chapleau, Dubreuilville and Hornepayne.

The 2023-2024 school year for students will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 6,  following the Labour Day weekend. There will be no early dismissal. Please note: The day after the Labour Day weekend - Tuesday, Sept. 5 - is a professional activity day.

In addition to the first day of school, the School Year Calendar includes the dates for the Christmas Break, the March Break, statutory holidays, secondary school examination days and professional activity days in 2023-2024.

Overview of the 2023-2024 School Year

Elementary and Secondary Schools

Labour Day                                   Sept. 4, 2023

First Day of School for Students   Sept. 6, 2023

Thanksgiving                                 Oct. 9, 2023

Christmas Break                            Dec. 25, 2023 to Jan. 5, 2024

Family Day                                    Feb 19, 2024

Board Designated Holiday            March 8, 2024

Mid-Winter Break                          March 11 to 15, 2024

Good Friday                                  March 29, 2024

Easter Monday                              April 1, 2024

Victoria Day                                   May 20, 2024

Last Day of School for Students   June 28, 2024


First Semester (Secondary)          Sept. 6, 2023 to February 1, 2024

Second Semester (Secondary)     Feb. 2, 2024 to June 28, 2024

Examination Days for Secondary Schools

Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2024 (5 days)

June 24 to 28, 2024 (5 days)

Professional Activity Days

Seven days for professional development activities will also be held during the 2023-2024 School Year, as follows:

Sudbury/Espanola/Manitoulin Districts

Sept. 1, 2023

Sept. 5, 2023

Sept. 29, 2023

Nov. 10, 2023

Feb. 2, 2024

April 19, 2024

June 10, 2024

The School Year Calendar for 2023-2024 is available on school board websites:


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