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The school calendar is not the same for every Yukon school. For example, the first and last days of school may differ. Daily start and end times also vary. Parents should check with their children’s schools for the daily schedule and the dates of non-instructional days, parent-teacher interviews, sport tournaments, exams, and special events that may affect whether or not their children are in school for regular hours on a particular day.

Key dates for Whitehorse schools 2017/18

  • The first day for students will be Monday, August 28 or Tuesday, August 29, 2017.
  • Christmas break will be Thursday December 21, 2017, to Tuesday, January 2, 2018, inclusive.
  • March break will be Monday, March 19, to Thursday, March 29, 2018, inclusive. Note that Friday, March 30, to Monday, April 2, 2018, is Easter Weekend with no classes on Friday or Monday.
  • The last day for students will be Friday, June 8, 2018 – except Individual Learning Centre, which ends Friday, June 15, 2018.
  • The total number of school days is 174.
  • School Council non-instructional days and Yukon Education In-Service Days (in which no students attend) will be added to the calendar next month.
  • Summer Academy for staff will be Wednesday, August 23, and Thursday, August 24, 2017.

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Rural schools

Rural schools follow different school calendars than schools in Whitehorse based on the unique needs of their communities. For example, the first and last days of the school year may differ from school to school, and some schools take a one-week, rather than a two-week, spring break. Parents should check with their children’s schools for important school dates.

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Additional non-instructional days

Parents should check with their children’s schools for the daily schedule and the dates of non-instructional days, parent-teacher interviews, sport tournaments, exams, and special events that may affect whether or not their children are in school for regular hours on a particular day.

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School holidays

In addition to Christmas break, spring break, and non-instructional days, all Yukon schools are closed on the following days:

  • Monday, August 21, 2017, Discovery Day
  • Monday, September 4, 2017, Labour Day
  • Monday, October 9, 2017, Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, November 13, 2017, Remembrance Day
  • Friday, February 23, 2018, Heritage Day
  • Friday, March 30, 2018, Good Friday
  • Monday, April 2, 2018, Easter Monday
  • Monday, May 21, 2018, Victoria Day

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2018/19 to 2020/21 school calendars

Yukon school administrators and School Councils are currently discussing the options for the following three years of school calendar dates. Please connect with your local School Council for more information or to share your feedback.

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British Columbia Provincial Exams

In the 2016-17 school year, B.C. will be phasing out provincial exams (BCPEs).

For Grades 10-11 courses, in-class assessments will replace the BCPEs. Please contact your school for more information on the exam schedule.

For Grade 12 courses, B.C. will offer provincial exams for Language Arts 12 and equivalents. Students will write British Columbia Provincial Exams (BCPEs) after the last day of regular classes. Visit the B.C. Ministry of Education’s website for the exam schedule.

Please visit the British Columbia Provincial Exams page to learn more about the changes to BCPEs.

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School Council Liaison

School Council Liaison
Phone: 867-667-8226
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 8226
Fax: 867-393-6339
Email: bob.walker@gov.yk.ca 

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