Common Calendar

Signed by Governor Jennifer Granholm into law on October 1, 2007, Public Act 101​, MCL380.1284a.

  • Be in compliance with sections 1284​ and 1284b of the School Aid Act
  • Identify the dates for at least the next five years when schools will not be in session for a  winter holiday and spring holiday.

​​Common school calendars were required to be in place for the 2008-2009 school year. Districts operating on a trimester system were allowed to apply for a waiver. School districts that bargained a multi-year calendar prior to the legislation being enacted were not required to implement the common calendar until the calendars that were bargained expire. This legislation also applies to public school academies (charter schools). ​

Oakland Schools, the intermediate school district serving Oakland County's 28 public school districts, worked in cooperation with the Oakland County Superintendents Association (OCSA) and representatives of the county's public school academies to create a recommendation for the two required holiday breaks to be brought to the Oakland Schools Board of Education on January 15, 2008. In addition to the two legislated breaks, OCSA recommended that those districts with midwinter breaks should schedule them during the third week of February, regardless of their length (currently, these breaks run from two-five school days). This recommendation is reflected in the five year calendar.

​The Oakland Schools Board of Education updates the calendar each year by approving a subsequent school year so the calendar always shows five years in the future. The latest calendar approval was June 26, 2018 consisting of school years 2018/2019 through 2022/2023.

On February 19, 2019 the Oakland Schools Board of Education approved the amendment to the Oakland County Common Calendar to move the spring break up a week starting with the 2019-2020 school year. This provides a week between spring break and the MDE's testing schedule.

Common Calendar Schedule 2018-2023

Please note: Some districts seek a waiver to modify their calendar. It is always best to check with your local district to determine their calendar.

2018-2019

​Winter Break: 
December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019

Suggested Mid-Winter Break: 
February 18-22, 2019

Spring Break: 
April 1-5, 2019

2019-2020

​Winter Break: 
December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020

Suggested Mid-Winter Break: 
February 17-21, 2020

Spring Break: 
March 30-April 3, 2020

2020-2021

Winter Break: 
December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Suggested Mid-Winter Break: 
February 15-19, 2021

Spring Break: 
March 29-April 2, 2021

2021-2022

Winter Break: 
December 20-31, 2021

Suggested Mid-Winter Break: 
February 21-25, 2022

Spring Break: 
March 28-April 1, 2022

2022-2023

Winter Break: 
December 26, 2022 - January 6, 2023

Suggested Mid-Winter Break: 
February 20-24, 2023

Spring Break: 
March 27-31, 2023