Early Dismissal Dates for 2013/2014:
September 18, 2013
October 2, 2013
October 16, 2013
October 30, 2013
November 13, 2013
December 11, 2013
December 20, 2013 is a half-day
January 22, 2014
January 23 & 24, 2014 grades 8-12 ONLY are dismissed early
February 5, 2014
March 12, 2014
March 26, 2014
April 9, 2014
April 30, 2014
May 21, 2014
June 4, 2014  grades K-7 ONLY are dismissed early
June 17, 2014 is a half-day

How the School Calendar is Determined

The school calendar is a "mandatory subject to bargaining", which means that it must be negotiated with our employees as a matter of Washington law.  There is a basic ‘formula’ for development of the calendar from year-to-year included in the collective bargaining agreement between UPSD and UPEA.  However, the calendar is subject to adjustment in any given year to address particular circumstances.  The calendar may also be adjusted during the school year due to snow days or other unanticipated events.

 The student calendar is developed using the following formulas:
A. Start Day - Tuesday after Labor Day

B. The day before Thanksgiving shall be an early release day

C. Winter Break - the number of variables present in calculating Winter Break prohibits the application of a workable formula. Therefore, Winter Break will be established annually through the bargaining process. Winter break shall be a minimum of ten (10) days.

D. The day before winter break shall be a one-half (½) day for students

E. Mid Winter Break - Full week after President's Day (President's Day + Tuesday - Friday)

F.  Spring Break –3rd full week in April.

G. Snow Day –Second Semester, Friday before Memorial Day; Any additional snow days will be added to the end of the school year unless a waiver is granted by the OSPI.

We welcome your comments and questions about the calendar; please e-mail or call Susan French, Human Resources Assistant, at  or 253-566-5600.