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Horizon's 2017-2018 School Year Calendar Finalized

March 14, 2017
​March 14, 2017 - For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – The Horizon School Division Board of Education has approved the school year calendar for 2017-2018. The calendar can be viewed on the Horizon School Division website, at

Development of the 2017-2018 school year calendar involved consultation with employee groups and the Horizon Board of Education. Input received during these discussions formed the basis for three proposed calendar options. These draft calendars were presented to the Board of Education at their February meeting and shared with principals, staff and School Community Council (SCC) members, who were all asked for feedback. The Board of Education approved the final calendar based on this feedback, at their regular meeting of March 8.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank our stakeholders for their feedback throughout the calendar development process," said Horizon's Director of Education, Kevin C. Garinger. "This consultative process speaks to the great partnerships we enjoy with our communities and associations, and ensures that the calendar meets the diverse needs of our system."

Highlights of the 2017-2018 Horizon school calendar include:

  • 197 Operational Days
  • 183 Instructional Days
  • Schools will have a minimum of 960 and a maximum of 965 instructional hours
  • Horizon's Opening Day Celebration will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017
For more information, please contact:        
Lance Hiltz
Communication Services Officer