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.

School Year Calendars

2018-19 Calendar 

Calendario en Español


Event Calendar (you can filter by each school, then click apply)

District & All Schools

Central Services (Civic Permits)


Summer School 2018

  • Promise Academy June 25 to July 19
  • Extended School Year (ESY) July 9 to Aug. 2
  • Northwest Tech and Career Academy
    • Session 1: June 18 to July 6
    • Session 2: June 20 to July 10
  • Bellingham Virtual Learning June 25 to Aug. 2

Key Dates for the 2019-20 school year

  • Aug. 28, 2019: First day of school
  • Sept. 2, 2019: No school/holiday
  • Nov. 11, 2019: No school/holiday
  • Nov. 28 to 29, 2019: No school/holiday
  • Dec. 23, 2019 to Jan. 3, 2020: No school/holiday (winter break)
  • Jan. 20, 2020: No school/holiday
  • Feb. 17, 2020: No school/holiday
  • April 6 to 10, 2020: No school/holiday (spring break)
  • May 25, 2020: 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

Our high school graduation dates are set due to the fact that we made it to Feb. 28 without needing to cancel school due to snow or any other unforeseen circumstance.

Here are the times, dates and locations for graduation for the class of 2018. The location of Sehome’s graduation is the only change since we sent tentative dates and times to senior families in Sept. 2017. *

  • 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 Western Washington University’s Carver Gym *
  • Community Transitions: 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 12 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal

The last day for all seniors is June 7, 2018. Graduation rehearsal date/times and the number of tickets available for each graduate will be determined by school. Please note that the last day of school for non-senior students is June 14.