Academic Calendar

The Head of School has discretion to make minor adjustments to the Calendar as operationally necessary.


Gesher Jewish Day School

2017-2018 School Year Schedule


The Head of School has discretion to make minor adjustments to the Calendar as operationally necessary



Friday, August 18                                                        New Faculty In-Service

Monday-Friday, August 21-25                                    Faculty In-Service

Thursday, August 24                                                   Elementary School Drop-In

Thursday, August 24                                                   Middle School Orientation

Monday, August 28                                                    First Day of School



Monday, September 4                                                No School – Labor Day

Wednesday, September 6                                          Elementary School Back-to-School Night

Monday, September 11                                              Fall MAP (Melnick After School) Begins

Wednesday, September 13                                        Middle School Back-to-School Night

Wednesday, September 20                                        Noon Dismissal – Erev Rosh Hashanah

Thursday-Friday, September 21-22                            No School – Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 29                                                 Noon Dismissal – Erev Yom Kippur



Thursday-Friday, October 5-6                                    No School – Sukkot

Monday, October 9                                                    Columbus Day – Regular School Day

Thursday-Friday, October 12-13                                No School – Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Friday, October 27th                                                    Noon Dismissal – End of 1st Quarter

Tuesday, October 31                                                  Picture Day



Monday-Tuesday, November 6-7                               No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 10                                                     Regular School Day; Veteran’s Day Observed

Friday 2:45pm Dismissal

Wednesday, November 15                                         Make-Up Picture Day

Wednesday, November 22                                         Noon Dismissal – Thanksgiving Break

Thursday-Friday, November 23-24                            Thanksgiving Break



Friday, December 1                                                    Fall MAP Ends

Thursday, December 14                                             Annual Chanukah Musical Evening, 7:00pm

Thursday, December 21 – Monday, January 1           No School – Winter Break



Tuesday, January 2                                                     School Resumes

Monday, January 8                                                     Winter MAP Begins

Friday, January 12                                                       Noon Dismissal – End of 2nd Quarter

Monday, January 15                                                   No School – Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday-Friday, January 16-19                                   Middle School Interdisciplinary Week

Monday, January 29th                                                 No School – Faculty Work Day



Friday, February 16                                                     Financial Aid Applications Due

Monday, February 19                                                 No School – President’s Day

Tuesday, February 27                                                 Purim Spiel



Thursday, March 1                                                      Noon Dismissal – Purim/Purim Carnival

Monday-Tuesday, March 5-6                                     No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, March 16                                                         Resume Friday 3:45pm Dismissal

Friday, March 23                                                         Noon Dismissal – End of 3rd Quarter

Winter MAP Ends

Thursday, March 29 – Friday, April 6                         No School – Pesach Break



Thursday, March 29 – Friday, April 6                         No School – Pesach Break

Monday, April 9                                                          School Resumes; Spring MAP Begins

Thursday, April 12                                                      Yom HsShoah – Regular School Day

Wednesday, April 18                                                  Yom HaZikaron – Regular School Day

Thursday, April 19                                                      Yom HaAtzmaut – Regular School Day



Thursday, May 3                                                         Lag B’Omer – Regular School Day

Friday, May 4                                                              Lag B’Omer Field Day

Friday, May 18                                                                        Noon Dismissal – Grandfriend’s/VIP Day

Monday, May 21                                                         No School – Shavuot

Monday, May 28                                                         No School – Memorial Day

Tuesday-Friday, May 29 – June 1                               ERB Testing Week



Monday, June 4                                                          ERB Make-Up Day; Annual Meeting

Friday, June 8                                                              Talent Show; Spring MAP Ends

Monday, June 11                                                        8th Grade Graduation

Thursday, June 14                                                       Noon Dismissal – Last Day of School

                                                                                    PTO End of Year Picnic

Friday, June 15                                                            Teacher In-Service Day



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