Jefferson County Public Schools 2016-2017 Calendar

JCPS calendar for 2016-2017 school year

School buses.
••• School buses in a group, ready for the day. Photo © Zemlinki

Wondering when school will be closed during the JCPS 16-17 school year? Here is a guide to the academic year for children attending public school in Jefferson County. Dates are listed chronologically. Call your child's school to confirm hours and schedules. And if needed, don't forget to buy paper, pens, notebook, and folders.

August

August 10, 2016: First Day of School

September

September 5, 2016: Labor Day (no school)
September 30, 2016: No school

October

October 3-4, 2016: No school, Parent-Teacher Conferences on 10/4

November

November 7-8, 2016: No school
November 23-25, 2016: Thanksgiving Break (no school)

December & January

December 19, 2016-January 2, 2017: Winter Break (no school) 

If you have to work and are looking for things to keep your kids occupied during break, look into Winter Camps for Kids. If you have time off too, and are seeking staycation activities, you may find them in the Top 10 Things to Do in Louisville with Kids article. Or, get out of town! So many options as there are Top 5 Day Trips from Louisville for Families.

January 16, 2017: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (no school)

February

February 27, 2017: No school, Parent-Teacher Conferences

March & April

March 13, 2017: No school
March 30-April 7, 2017: Spring Break (no school) 

A chunk of time off in spring can be a wonderful reason for a vacation or can lead to stress about how to balance family and work life.

Either way, you have options. If you have to work and are looking for things to keep your kids occupied during break, look into Spring Break Camp Ideas. If you have time off too, and are craving things to do around town, here's a guide, organized by season, of Things for Kids In Louisville, KY

May

May 5, 2017: No school
May 24, 2017: Last Day of School

Woot! Summer! 

What is your favorite way to have summer fun. For many, summer heat means water activities. Sound appealing? Check out these Water Parks in Indiana and Kentucky. Hoping to stay closer to home? You may be in luck, there are plenty of summer pools and spraypads to enjoy as well. Of course, if you are on a budget, there is the list of Top 5 Free Things to Do During Summer in Louisville as well. Whatever your interest...it's summer break! Enjoy it, because school will be back in session on August 16, 2017!