2023-2024 School Calendar Survey

2023-2024 School Calendar Draft

A calendar committee comprised of representatives from Good Spirit School Division, Good Spirit Teachers’ Association, Christ the Teacher Catholic School Division, and Christ the Teacher Teachers’ Association developed draft calendars for the 2023-2024 school year. Following this online survey (January 23 through February 6), the committee will reconvene to review the results and present it to their respective Boards of Education. 

Defined Requirements

  • The Saskatchewan Education Act requires the following:
    • A minimum of 950 hours of instructional time per year;
    • In accordance with subsection 163(5) of The Education Act, 1995, the first instructional day for all schools across the province is set for September 5, 2023.
    • Six weeks of summer vacation; 
    • Christmas break that begins no later than December 23 and ends not sooner than January 2;
    • A Spring break with no more than 5 consecutive days.

Key Points

  • These calendar options both consist of 197 days, of which 184 are instructional days.
  • Instructional days are 310 minutes of instruction per day.
  • As in the past, schools will have the opportunity to work with their local school communities to determine specific Student-Led Conference times and formats.
Calendar Option 1        Calendar Option 2

To vote for Calendar 1 or Calendar 2, please link to:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2899D3S

Calendar Comparison

 

Option 1

Option 2

Opening Day of classes September 5 September 5
School Holidays (Fall)
October 9 & 10
November 10 & 13
October 9 & 10
November 10 & 13
Christmas Break December 22 – January 3 December 21 – January 3
Semester Turn-around

 

Wednesday, January 31 &
Thursday, February 1
Wednesday, January 31

 

Semester 1
93 instructional
8 non-instructional
92 instructional
8 non-instructional
Semester 2
91 instructional
3 non-instructional
92 instructional
3 non-instructional
February Break February 19-23 February 19 – 23
School Holidays (Spring) May 20 & 21 May 20 & 21
Easter Break March 29 – April 5 March 29 – April 5
Final Day of Classes June 26 June 26