Academic Calendar

2017-18

2017-18 Academic Calendar of Dubai American Academy

Wednesday

August 16

Leadership Team reports; division offices open

Friday-Saturday

August 18-19

New teachers arrive in Dubai

Sunday 

August 20

Orientation week for new teachers begins – first day

Sunday

August 27

Counselors – first day; All returning faculty, staff, & nurses – first day

Tuesday

September 5

Full day of Optional Orientation for Grades 11 and 12 start 

Wednesday

September 6

Full Day of Optional Orientation for Grades 9 and 10 start

Optional Student Orientation Meeting: 

Gr.3/6: 8:30-10:30

Gr.4/7/8: 11:00-12:30

Gr.5: 1:00-2:30

Thursday

September 7

Full Day of Optional Orientation for Gr. 3 to 8

Optional Student Orientation Meeting: 

Gr. 1/2: 8:30-10:30

Sunday

September 10

First day of School for Grades 1 to 12

Student Orientation for KG1: 9:00-11:00

Student Orientation for KG2: 8:30-10:30

Monday

September 11

First day of School for KG1 and KG2

Thursday

September 21

*Islamic New Year (school closure only if announced by KHDA)

Tuesday

October 10

Professional Learning Day - faculty in attendance; no school for students

Thursday

October 19

**Diwali, GEMS-announced half-day holiday: school dismissal at 12:00pm

Wednesday-Thursday

October 25-26

Parent-Teacher Conference: PS and ES only

Tuesday

November 7

Professional Learning Day- faculty in attendance; no school for students

Wednesday-Thursday

November 15-16

Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 15: MS only

November 16: MS and HS

Thursday

November 23

Thanksgiving (no school)

Thursday 

November 30

*Martyrs Day (related school closure only if announced by KHDA)

Friday

December 1

*Prophet Mohammed's Birthday (related school closure only if announced by KHDA)

Saturday

December 2

*UAE National Day (related school closure only if announced by KHDA)

Tuesday

December 4

PS and ES: End of Trimester 1

Wednesday

December 5

PS and ES: Start of Trimester 2

Thursday

December 14

Beginning of Winter Holiday; school dismissal at 12:00pm

Sunday

January 7

Classes resume after Winter Holiday

Thursday

January 25

MS and HS: End of First Semester

Sunday

January 28

MS and HS: Start of Second Semester

Tuesday

February 13

Professional Learning Day- faculty in attendance; no school for students

Monday

March 12

PS and ES: End of Trimester 2

Tuesday

March 13

PS and ES: Start of Trimester 3

Sunday-Monday

March 14-15

Parent-Teacher Conferences: PS and ES only 

Thursday 

March 22

Beginning of Spring Holiday; school dismissal at 12:00pm

Sunday

April 8

Classes resume after Spring Holiday

Friday

April 13

*Isra'a Miraj (related school closures if announced by KHDA)

Wednesday-Thursday

April 18-19

Parent-Teacher Conferences

April 18- MS only

April 19: MS and HS 

Tuesday

April 24

Professional Learning Day- faculty in attendance; no school for students

Wednesday

May 16

*Anticipated beginning of Ramadan- school hours shortened

Thursday 

May 31

Grade 12 Graduation

Friday

June 15

Eid Al Fitr (related school closure only if announced by KHDA)

Thursday

June 28

Last day of school for students and teachers; school dismissal at 12:00pm


Timings:

KG1:  7:45 a.m. - 12:00 (noon)
KG2-Grade 12:  7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
TUESDAY Dismissal - Students in Kindergarten 2 through grade 12 dismissed at 1:45 p.m.