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2017-2018 Key Dates for Parents in School Districts 61, 62 and 63

Published Aug 11, 2017 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Dates you need to know for the 2017-2018 school year for SD 61, 62, and 63. Back to school, last day of school, and the holidays in between.

Bookmark this page! It's all the dates you need to know for the upcoming school year so you can plan accordingly. 

Academic Calendar for the 2017-2018 School Year

Get the full calendar and printable versions here:


First Day of School: Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Holidays (no school) for all districts:

  • October 9, 2017: Thanksgiving
  • November 13, 2017: Remembrance Day
  • December 25, 2017 - January 5, 2018: Winter Break
    Find a list of winter break camps here. We'll have this fully up-to-date in early December.
  • February 12, 2018: Family Day
  • March 19 - April 2, 2018: Spring Break & Easter Holiday
    Find a list of spring break camps here. We'll have this fully up-to-date in late February.
  • May 21, 2018: Victoria Day


Last Day of School: Thursday, June 28, 2018


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Non Instructional Days

On top of the above holidays, each district has their own non-instructional days, as follows:

School District 61 (Victoria)

  • Monday, September 18, 2017
  • Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Friday, November 24, 2017
  • Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Friday, May 18, 2018

School District 62 (Sooke)

  • Monday, September 18, 2017
  • Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Friday, November 24, 2017
  • Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Friday, May 4, 2018

School District 63 (Saanich)

  • Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Friday, November 24, 2017
  • Monday, January 29, 2018
  • Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Friday, May 4, 2018


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