Academic Calendar 2017-2018



  • 15th   Meet and Greet from 3:00-5:00 pm (Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics for the Feast of the Assumption – Mass is at 5:30 pm)
  • 16th   First day of school – doors open at 7:40 a.m. and students report to their classrooms.  If parents are joining us for the opening Mass at 8:30 a.m. then students may stay with their parents and go over to the church.  American Espresso available in the gym for all parents following the Mass.
    • Preschool and Kindergarten Orientation Day for the 16th.
  • 17th   First day of school for Kindergarten
  • 21st   First day of school for Preschool
  • 24th  Back to School Night – 6:30 p.m.


  • 4th   NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
  • 8th   NO SCHOOL – Diocesan Mission Day for teachers
  • 9th   Confirmation retreat for 8th grade
  • 14th  Mid-Quarter Reports
  • 17th  Confirmation at the 11 a.m. Mass
  • 18th  Picture Day at school


  • 4th    Franciscan dress down day – brown, grey, and black dress down day
  • 6th    Living Rosary
  • 10th  All-schools Mass at Notre Dame for grades 4-8
  • 13th  End of 1st Quarter
  • 19th  Report Cards go home
  • 26th  Parent-Teacher Conferences from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
  • 27th  NO SCHOOL – Fall Break
  • 31st  Orange and Black dress down day


  • 1st     All Saints Feast Day – Holy Day of Obligation – uniform or dress as a saint;  Saint day parties in classrooms
  • 10th  Veterans Day Recognition at the 8:30 a.m. Mass
  • 16th  Mid-Quarter Reports
  • 22-24  NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break


  • 2nd    First Penance Service for 2nd graders
  • 20th  Christmas Program for grades 5-8
  • 22nd Christmas vacation begins at 2:45 p.m.
    • End of 2nd Quarter


  • 8th-Feb 23rd is the WIDA testing window for English as a Second Language students
  • 8th   School resumes
  • 11th  Report Cards go home
  • 15th  NO SCHOOL – MLK day; all-staff retreat
  • 19th  March for Life
  • 28th Catholic Schools Week begins
  • 28th Open House after all of the Masses
  • 31st  Game Night


  • 3rd    Catholic Schools Week ends
  • 8th    Mid-Quarter Reports
  • 13th  Mardi Gras Parties (with Valentines Parties)
  • 14th  Ash Wednesday
  • 19th  NO SCHOOL – Presidents Day (snow day make-up if needed)
  • 26th – March 9th is the ISTEP testing window for Part I


  • 12th-16th is the IREAD testing window for grade 3
  • 16th   End of 3rd Quarter
  • 22nd  Report Cards go home
  • 26-30 Holy Week
  • 30th   NO SCHOOL – Good Friday


  • 2-6 NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
  • 19th  Mid-Quarter Reports
  • 16th-May 4th is the ISTEP testing window for Part II


  • 6th     First Communion at 2 p.m.
  • 14th   8th Grade South Bend Liturgy at SMC at 10 a.m.
  • 18th   May Crowning at 1 p.m.
  • 25th   Last day of school for Preschool
  • 28th   NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
  • 29th   School Awards Assembly – 9:30 a.m.
    • Graduation Mass – 7 p.m.
  • 30th  End of 4th Quarter


  • 1st   Last day of school with 3 snow days built-in
    • Field Day on last day of school
    • Report Cards go home on last day of school
  • 4-8  SNOW MAKE-UP DAYS  –  DO NOT schedule vacations for this week until we determine the last day based on the winter weather closings.


Presidents’ Day may become a school day depending on the school-closing situation.

Good Friday and Easter Monday will never be used as make-up snow days. The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord is the greatest feast day of the year for Christians and we do not wish to interfere with family celebrations on Easter Sunday.

If more snow days are needed than the 3 days already built into the schedule, we will have school the week of June 4th. Please do not commit to any trips that entire week until we are past the threats of winter closings. We are required by the state to have 180 school days.

Weather delays & closings

WE WILL ALWAYS FOLLOW MARIAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL’S DECISIONS FOR SCHOOL DELAYS AND SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR WEATHER. When Marian closes or delays school for reasons other than weather and road conditions we are still in school. If we are in school on a day Marian is not then a decision by administration will be made and announced via alert solution/WNDU/WBST

*   The administration reserves the right to change the calendar when necessary.   *