School board approves 2018-2019 calendar

School board approves 2018-2019 calendar
Posted on 02/15/2018
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The Kannapolis City Board of Education has approved the official 2018-2019 school calendar. Board members voted unanimously to adopt this calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. Board members had considered adopting two calendars for 2018-2019. However, after getting feedback from families, staff, students, and the community, board members decided that having two calendars for the district would put too much of a hardship on KCS families.


When discussing the two proposed calendars, board members agreed that there were academic advantages to having secondary students on the same schedule as Rowan Cabarrus Community College and finishing exams before Christmas. However, they said that without the flexibility to adopt the secondary calendar for all schools in the district, it was not practical to have KCS students and staff on two different calendars.


The calendar that the board approved for 2018-2019 has the first day of school on Monday, August 27th for all students in the district. The last day of school will be Wednesday, June 12th. Graduation will be Saturday, June 15th. Other highlights of the calendar include:

  • Four Early Release Days (September 28, October 26, February 15, March 27). On Early Release Days, all KCS schools dismiss three hours early to allow professional development time for KCS staff. 
  • Teacher work day on Election Day (November 6, 2018)
  • Christmas break for students (December 21-January 1)
  • First day of classes after Christmas break: January 2nd
  • Inclement Weather make-up days: January 22, February 18, March 28, March 29, May 27, April 22-26
  • Spring Break: April 19 – April 26


If there is a need to make up days during the 2018-2019 school year, KCS will pull from the inclement weather make-up days that are marked on the calendar. The order that the make-up days are used will depend on the number of school days missed and when the inclement weather happens within the school year. Whenever school is missed due to inclement weather, the make-up day(s) will be announced as soon as possible after the inclement weather has occurred. 

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