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District Academic Calendar
Key Points about the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar
After much deliberation, the School Board adopted the attached 2016–2017 academic calendar based on recommendations from District leadership. The calendar was revised on February 27, 2017, following the School Board's decision to add four student contact days to recover instructional time after six snow days.
This calendar represents the best efforts of the District, in collaboration with staff associations, to strike a balance as it reinvests its limited resources in ways that allow it to continue improving student achievement. It also represents what the School Board believes to be best for the instructional program as a whole, working within current budget limitations.


Starting in the fall of 2015, kinders have been attending school all day, starting and ending the school day with other elementary students. For more information and resources about full-day kindergarten, see

Springfield schools will start on Sept. 7 for grades 1–5, 6 and 9, and Sept. 8 for grades 7, 8 and 10–12. To support a smooth transition to school, kinders will have a special schedule the first week. Kinders will begin the school year on a staggered start schedule, with half attending on Sept. 7 and half on Sept. 8. Friday, Sept. 9, will be a no-school day for kinders only. All kinders will resume school on Sept. 12. Schools will provide kinder families with more details this summer.


The District has once again designated a number of days for collaboration. Collaboration time allows staff to work together and plan the best ways to support individual students without requiring additional no-school days. This collaboration time is key to allowing schools to build the networks of support that can help all students achieve our vision of Every Student a Graduate Prepared for a Bright and Successful Future.
There are 15 early release dates identified on the calendar for all grades. High schools will provie more information about their early release schedule at registration in August.
The early release times are staggered at different levels to ensure bus availability.
  • All elementary schools will be released at 12:30 p.m.
  • All middle and high schools will be released at 1:15 p.m.
Elementary bus riders will be dropped off at their bus stops 2 hours and 20 minutes earlier than their regular time. Middle and high school students will arrive 2 hours earlier than normal. 
All students in grades K–12 will be served lunch just as they are on a regular school day.

  • Winter Break is Dec. 19–Jan. 2. Spring Break is March 27–31.
  • The last day of school is June 21 and is a full day for students.
  • There are 175 student contact days, including early release days for collaboration.
  • All District elementary schools are on trimester grading systems, while all middle and high schools are on semester calendars. This public calendar contains information relevant to both systems. Please note that our charter schools, A3 and Willamette Leadership Academy, have completely different calendars, which are available by contacting the schools.
Contact your child’s school for more information or for any other questions about this calendar.
Transportation schedules will be available shortly after school registration events in August.



Last Modified on February 28, 2017