Individual schools and Central Services maintain an online calendar of events, accessible here or from school websites. Please contact your school if you have a question about an event at the school.

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2017-18 Calendar

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Key Dates for 2018-19

  • Aug. 29, 2018: First day of school
  • Sept. 3, 2018: No school/holiday
  • Nov. 12, 2018: No school/holiday
  • Nov. 22 to 23, 2018: No school/holiday
  • Dec. 17, 2018 to Jan. 1, 2019: No school/holiday (winter break)
  • Jan. 21, 2019: No school/holiday
  • Feb. 18, 2019: No school/holiday
  • April 1 to 5, 2019: No school/holiday (spring break)
  • May 27, 2019: No school/holiday


For planning purposes, the district and schools use this online reference  guide for religious holidays:

When possible, staff avoid scheduling evening events and meetings on religious holidays in accordance with administrative procedure 2340P.

Graduation Dates for Class of 2018

Here are the tentative dates for graduation for the class of 2018:

Options High School: 6:30 p.m., Thursday June 7 at Options High School

Bellingham High School: 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 8 at Bellingham High School

Squalicum High School: 11 a.m., Saturday, June 9 at Squalicum High School

Sehome High School: 5 p.m., Saturday, June 9 at Squalicum High School

Graduation dates/times could change if school is canceled for any unforeseen circumstance, such as a snow day. A final decision to determine graduation dates will be made no later than Feb. 28, 2018.

The last day for seniors is tentatively June 8, 2018. Please note that June 8 is a teacher workday, however, seniors will be expected to attend graduation rehearsal and other activities that day. We do not recommend that staff or families make travel plans or other arrangements before February 28, because if the school year gets extended, then our graduation ceremonies would likely be the following week. Under this scenario, the last day for seniors could change.