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Hillsborough Schools approves earlier start date

Posted: 4:36 PM, Sep 09, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-09 16:36:27-04

The Hillsborough County School Board approved the student academic calendar for 2016-2017 during Tuesday’s meeting.

The first day of school for the 2016 school year will be Wednesday, Aug. 10, while the last day of school in 2017 will be Friday, May 26.

This allows for the first semester grading period to end before winter break. School will end prior to the Memorial Day weekend.
 

Students’ first day of class – Wednesday, Aug. 10
Labor Day holiday/Schools and District Offices Closed – Monday, Sept. 5
End of first grading period – Friday, Oct. 7
Non-student day – Monday, Oct. 10
Veteran’s Day holiday/Non-student day – Friday, Nov. 11
Fall break/schools and district offices closed – Nov. 21-25
Students return to school – Monday, Nov. 28
End of second grading period (end of first semester) – Friday, Dec. 16
Winter break/schools and district offices closed – Dec. 19 – 30
Non-student day – Monday, Jan. 2
Students return to school – Tuesday, Jan. 3
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday/Schools and district offices closed – Monday, Jan. 16
Florida State Fair Day/non-student day – West Hillsborough County – Friday, Feb. 10
Non-student day – Monday, Feb. 20
Strawberry Festival/non-student day – East Hillsborough County – Monday, March 6
End of third grading period – Friday, March 10
Spring break/schools and district offices closed – March 13 – 17
Students return to school – Monday, March 20
Non-student day – Friday, April 14
Last day of school/End of fourth grading period (end of second semester) – Friday, May 26