2014-2015 School Calendar – Approved

Click below to download a pdf version of the Approved School District Calendar for 2014/2015.  The calendar is available in two formats for the 2014-2015 school year.

School Calendar for 2014-2015 – Approved (pdf – letter size paper)

School Year Calendar 2014 Approved – legal (pdf – in colour on legal size paper)

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(*see bottom of calendar for early dismissal times) 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 2014/2015

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 79 (COWICHAN VALLEY)

 This calendar is based on the B.C. Ministry of Education Calendar Requirements and the C.V.T.F. Collective Agreement. 

Date Day Event
September 2014 1st Monday LABOUR DAY

2nd Tuesday School Opening Day – 3 Hour Early Dismissal
October 2014 6th Monday Non-Instructional Day (DISTRICT IMPLEMENTATION DAY)
  13th Monday THANKSGIVING DAY
  15th Wednesday PLC – 2 Hour Early Dismissal
  24th Friday Non-Instructional Day (PRO D DAY (PROVINCIAL))
November 2014 6th Thursday P/T Conferences – 1 Hour Early Dismissal
  10th Monday Non-Instructional Day (DAY IN LIEU)
  11th Tuesday REMEMBRANCE DAY
  19th Wednesday PLC – 2 Hour Early Dismissal
December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015 WINTER VACATION
January 2015 14th Wednesday PLC – 2 Hour Early Dismissal
  19th – 23rd Mon-Fri Provincial Exams (includes Grade 10’s)
  26th Monday Start of Semester 2
February 2015 9th Monday Family Day
  27th Friday Non-Instructional Day (PRO D DAY)
March 2015 9th – 13th (2nd week) Five Day District Closure
  16th – 20th (3rd week) SPRING VACATION
  26th Thursday P/T Conferences – 1 Hour Early Dismissal
April 2015 3rd Friday GOOD FRIDAY
  6th Monday EASTER MONDAY
  15th Wednesday PLC – 2 Hour Early Dismissal
May  2015 1st Friday Non-Instructional Day (PRO D DAY)
  13th Wednesday PLC – 2 Hour Early Dismissal
  15th Friday Non-Instructional Day (DAY IN LIEU)
  18th Monday VICTORIA DAY
June 2015 18th – 24th Thur – Wed Provincial Exams (includes Grade 10’s)
  26th Friday Schools Close
LOCALLY APPROVED EARLY DISMISSAL FOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL GOALS

(NOTE:  schools will dismiss 2 hours earlier & afternoon school buses will run 2 hours earlier on these days)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014               Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday, November 19, 2014            Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

EARLY DISMISSAL FOR PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES

(NOTE:  schools will dismiss 1 hour earlier & afternoon school buses will run 1 hour earlier on November 6, 2014)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

(NOTE:  schools will dismiss 1 hour earlier & afternoon school buses will run 1 hour earlier on March 26, 2015)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Elementary – 1490 minutes per week student instructional time, 298 student instructional minutes per day

Secondary –  1640 minutes per week student instructional time,  328 student instructional minutes per day

Minimum student instructional hours required:  853 hrs. for Kindergarten,   878 hrs. for grades 1 – 7,  952 hrs. for grades 8 – 12

Note: The 25 fewer instructional hours for Kindergarten is accounted for within the gradual entry process in September.