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Back to School 2014 – Academic Calendar for Elementary Schools

2014

SEPTEMBER (21 days: 20 instructional days + 1 professional day)
02 Tuesday – Schools Open – Professional Day and Local Liturgies for School Staff
03 Wednesday – Schools Open – First day of classes for students
21 Sunday – Catechetical Sunday
26 Friday – Catholic Schools Night at Citi Field

OCTOBER (22 days)
09 Thursday – Rosary Rally at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph
13 Monday – Columbus Day – Schools Closed
14 Tuesday – TerraNova Standardized Testing program begins
24 Friday – Last day to administer TerraNova standardized tests
25-26 Sat.-Sun. – Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT)

NOVEMBER (17 days)
08 Saturday – TACHS – Test for Admission into Catholic High School
11 Tuesday – Veterans’ Day – Schools Closed
27-28 Thurs.–Fri. – Thanksgiving Recess – Schools Closed

DECEMBER (16 days)
01  Monday – Second Trimester begins
01-05 Mon.-Fri. – Report card distribution period
08 Monday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception- Holy Day – School Closed
23 Tuesday – Christmas Recess begins at dismissal

2015

JANUARY (19 days)
05 Monday – Classes resume
16 Friday – Celebration of Catholic Education
14 Wednesday – Catholic High Schools mail acceptance notification
19 Monday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day– Schools Closed
25 Sunday – National Catholic Schools Week begins
26 Monday – Bishops begin visits to Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and Queens

FEBRUARY (15 days)
16-20 Mon.-Fri. – Mid-Winter Recess – Schools Closed
18 Wednesday – Ash Wednesday
23 Monday – Classes resume

MARCH (22 days)
10 Tuesday – Catholics at the Capitol – Albany, NY
16 Monday – Third Trimester begins
16-20 Mon.-Fri. – Report card distribution period

APRIL (15 days)
01 Wednesday – Easter recess begins at dismissal
07-09 Tues.-Thurs. – NCEA Convention – Orlando, FL
13 Monday – Classes resume
14-16 Tues.-Thurs. – NYS Grades 4, 6 & 8 English Language Arts Tests
22-24 Wed.-Fri. – NYS Grades 4, 6 & 8 Mathematics Tests

MAY (20 days)
14 Thursday – Ascension Thursday– Schools Open
20-29 Wed.-Fri. – NYS Grades 4 & 8 Science Performance Tests must be administered within this period.
25 Monday – Memorial Day – Schools Closed

JUNE (13 days)
01 Monday – NYS Grades 4 & 8 Science Written Tests
12 Friday – First Possible Day for 8th Grade Graduation
15 Monday – First Possible Day for “Step-up” Ceremonies
17 Wednesday – Earliest Day for School Closing
24 Wednesday – Latest Day for School Closing

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