Line By Line School Calendar

FALMOUTH ACADEMY 2016-17 PARENT CALENDAR

August 
Thurs. 25                               Varsity Soccer Practice Begins                                             

FIRST TRIMESTER (51 school days)

September  (19 school days: 18 class days + Marconi)   [Rosh Hashanah 9/14, Yom Kippur 9/23]
Thurs. 1                                 Orientation for new students and parents
Mon. 5                                   Labor Day (holiday)
Tues. 6                                   First day of classes
Sat. 10                                   Welcome Back Picnic, 3:00 p.m.
Mon. 12                                 Senior College Night
Thurs. 15                               Parents’ Back-to-School Evening, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fri. 16                                    Yearbook picture day
Mon. 19                                 Early buses, 2:50 p.m., Faculty Meeting
Tues. 20                                College Admissions Workday for seniors [help with applications, essays, interviews]
Wed. 21-Fri. 23                   9th grade class trip to The Farm School                          
Fri. 25-Mon. 28                   11th class trip, Sargent Center & Mt. Monadnock. Depart 8:10 a.m./return 4:00 p.m. 
Wed. 28                                 All-school trip to Marconi Beach [rain date 30]                                                                                                                                                                           

October   (19 school days) 
Wed. 5-Thurs. 6                   8th grade trip: Mt. Monadnock                                            
Wed. 5                                   7th Grade Watershed Project Trip [rain date: Thursday, 8]                                         
Fri. 7                                      Grandparents’ Day [afternoon classes 35 minutes]
Mon.10                                  Columbus Day (holiday)                                                  
Fri. 14                                    Progress Report writing day (no classes)       
Wed. 19                                 PSAT (10th & 11th Grades)
Thurs. 20                               Early buses, 2:50 p.m., Faculty Meeting        
Fri. 28                                    Fine Arts field trip [advanced fine arts students; 8:10-2:30]     
Sat. 29                                   Fall Admissions Open House; 2:00-4:00 p.m. [open rehearsals – music and drama]                                                                                 

November (14 school days in First Trimester, 3 school days in Second Trimester)     
Tues. 1                                   8th Grade Parents Dinner and Roundtable “FA as a highschool”                                               
Fri. 4 and Sat. 5                   Fall Play, 7:00 p.m.
Mon. 7                                   Professional Development Day (no classes)
Fri. 11                                    Veterans’ Day (holiday)    
Mon. 14                                 Early buses, 2:50 p.m., Faculty Meeting
Tues. 15                                8th grade parent-student Book Club, 7:00-8:00 p.m.                                                    
Fri. 18 and Sat. 19               Fall Concert, 6:30 p.m.
Tues. 22                                 Last day of First Trimester ; Thanksgiving break begins at 2:50 p.m. [early buses]
Mon. 28                                 School resumes after Thanksgiving Break; Second Trimester

SECOND TRIMESTER (55 school days)

December  (12 school days)                                
Sat. 3                                      Parents Association Holiday Party                  
Fri. 16                                    Alumni Day
Fri. 16                                    Winter Vacation begins at 2:50 p.m. (early buses)                                                      

January (19 school days)                                   
Tues. 3                                   School resumes after Winter Vacation                                    
Tues. 10                                 College Guidance for Juniors, 7:00 p.m.
Fri. 13                                    Progress Report writing day (no classes)       
Mon. 16                                 Martin Luther King Day (holiday)                                                                           
Tues. 17                                 Morning and afternoon schedules flip
Thurs. 19                               Early buses, 2:50 p.m., Faculty Meeting
Sat. 21                                   Scholarship Exam              
Fri. 27                                    Gala, 7:30-10:00 p.m.                                 

February (18 school days)
Mon. 6                                   Early buses, 2:50 p.m., Faculty Meeting                          
Fri. 10 and Sat. 11               Middle School Play, 7:00 p.m.                                                                                          
Mon. 20                                 Presidents’ Day (holiday) 
Thurs. 23                               Falmouth Academy Science Fair [snow date: Mon. 27]               
Fri. 24                                    Professional Development, No classes                                                                           
Mon. 27                                 Second Trimester closes for seniors                                                                                                                                                                                               

March (3 class days)
Fri. 3 and Sat. 4                   Midwinter Concert, 6:30 p.m.          
Fri. 3                                      End of Second Trimester                                   

THIRD TRIMESTER (54 school days)

March (10 school days)
Mon. 6                                   Third Trimester begins
Fri. 10                                    March Breaks begins at 2:45 p.m.
Sat. 11                                   South Shore Regional Science Fair 
Mon. 27                                 School resumes after March Vacation
Tues. 28                                 10th Grade History trip to Wellesley, All Day
Wed. 29                                 Senior Teaching Day                                         
Fri. 31-Sun. 2                       Model United Nations (students gone all day Friday)                                        

April (18 school days)          [Passover Mon. 10] [Easter Sun. 16]
Mon. 10                                 Course Registration due    
Sat. 8                                      Spring Admissions Open House, 1:00-3:00 p.m.                                                                           
Thurs. 13                               Prom
Fri. 14                                    Progress Report writing day (no classes)   
Mon. 17                                 Patriots’ Day (holiday)                      
Thurs. 20                               9th grade History trip, 2:50
Thurs. 20                               Early buses, 2:50 p.m., Faculty Meeting        
Mon. 24-Fri. 28                   Spirit Week                         
Sun. 30                                  National Honor Society Induction                                    

May (22 school days)
Fri. 5-Sat. 6                           MIT Science Fair
Wed. 3-Tues. 10                  AP Exams [Eng Wed 3, 8-12; German Fri 5, 8-12; Calc Tues. 9, 8-12;
                                               French Tues 9, 12-4]
Fri. 12 and Sat. 13               Spring Play, 7:00 p.m.
Mon. 15                                 Early buses, 2:50 p.m., Faculty Meeting                        
Fri. 19                                    8th Grade Declamation Day [all day event]                                   
Fri. 19                                    Spring Arts Evening: Fine Arts Show, 5:00-6:30; Concert 6:30
Wed. 24                                 Athletic Awards Night, Varsity & Junior Varsity players, 6 p.m.   
Thurs. 25                               Talent Show, 2:45-4:15 p.m.; buses 4:30 p.m.
Fri. 26                                    7th Grade Greek Drama Festival, 12:40-2:45 p.m.                                                                       
Fri. 26                                    Capture the Flag, 2:50 p.m.; buses 4:30 p.m.                                                                
Mon. 29                                 Memorial Day (holiday)
Tues. 30                                Last Day of Classes
Wed. 31                                 Exams Begin                                                                                                                         

June (4 Days of Exams)
Sat. 11                                   Recognition Day, 9:30 a.m.; Graduation of the Class of 2017, 4:00 p.m.                                               

2016-2017 Academic Year: 1st Trimester: 52 days; 2nd Trimester 55 days; 3rd Trimester 54; Total school days: 161