Board Approves Local School Calendar for 2023-24
At the March 7th public board meeting, the Abbotsford Board of Education passed a motion to approve and formalize the school calendar for 2023-2024. The Abbotsford Board of Education is required to create a calendar that meets the legislated requirements of the School Act, and the Abbotsford Teachers Union (ATU) Collective Agreement.
This conclusion comes after parents and the community were invited to provide feedback on the district's Engage Portal over two weeks in February. A total of 1,268 online calendar survey responses were received, where 50% of respondents were in support of the proposed calendar. General comments received from the public, families and staff expressed concern about the timing of the two-week Winter and Spring break first presented, as well as concerns about the parent-teacher interviews not aligning with the district’s semester system. As such, the Board approved a revised calendar version, which reflected an updated parent-teacher interview timeframe, and the two breaks are to remain as originally presented.
The 2023-2024 school year will begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, following the Labour Day weekend.
Key dates of the 2023-2024 Calendar also include:
- Two-week Winter Break (December 25, 2023 - January 5, 2024)
- Two-week Spring Break (March 18, 2024 - March 29, 2024)
- Six non-instructional days (no classes for students)
- View 2023-2024 School Calendar
A copy of the 2023-2024 school calendar will be available on all district and school websites, under the calendar feature: www.abbyschools.ca/events/calendar