See the Community Consolidated School District 168 2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Find all the important dates on the Community Consolidated School District 168 calendar.

Schools calendars provide families with a snapshot of the entire year.

Holidays breaks, the first day of school and professional development days vary school by school, so it’s a great idea to keep it handy. Here is the 2023-24 school calendar as approved by Community Consolidated School District 168’s school board.

Important 2023-2024 school year dates

Here are a few key dates you’ll want to bookmark:

  • First Day of School: Aug. 23, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 23, 2023
  • Winter Break: Dec. 25, 2023 – Jan. 5, 2024
  • Spring Break: Mar. 25-29, 2024
  • Last Day of School: May 23, 2024

See the full calendar below or visit d168.org

2023-2024 Community Consolidated School District 168 Academic Calendar

August 2023  

  • Registration 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Aug. 1, 2023
  • Registration 2 .m. – 6 p.m.: Aug. 2, 2023
  • Registration 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Aug. 3, 2023
  • Teachers’ institute Day and 3rd Grade Parent Orientation Meeting 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Aug. 14, 2023
  • Teachers’ institute Day and PreK Screening: Aug. 15, 2023
  • PreK Scavenger Hunt Day Transition Day (K, 3rd, 6th and New Students): Aug. 16, 2023
  • All Students Return PreK Parent Orientation: Aug. 17, 2023
  • Wagoner Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Aug. 18, 2023
  • 4th/5th Grade Parent Orientation Meeting 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Strassburg: Aug. 21, 2023
  • 6th Grade Parent Orientation Meeting 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Rickover: Aug. 22, 2023
  • Back to School Bash at Rickover Jr. High School 4 p.m.– p.m.: Aug. 24, 2023
  • Finance Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting 7 p.m.: Aug. 28, 2023
  • 8th Grade Parent Orientation Meeting 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Rickover: Aug. 29, 2023

September 2023  

  • 1/2 Day School Improvement Day: Sep. 1, 2023
  • Labor Day – No School: Sep. 4, 2023
  • Rickover Open House 5:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.: Sep. 5, 2023
  • Strassburg Open House 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.: Sep. 6, 2023
  • Blossoms Open House 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. and Wagoner Open House 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.: Sep. 7, 2023
  • Quarter 1 Progress Reports Wagoner/Strassburg Grandparents’ Day 9a.m.–10:30a.m.: Sep. 8, 2023
  • Grandparents Day: Sep. 10, 2023
  • Patriot Day: Sep. 11, 2023
  • Begin Fall NWEA Assessment Community Chat 5 p.m. at Ad Center: Sep. 12, 2023
  • Superintendent Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m. at Ad Center: Sep. 13, 2023
  • Rickover Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Sep. 14, 2023
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Begins, Strassburg Fall Pictures Wagoner, Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Sep. 15, 2023
  • Rickover Saturday School 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Sep. 16, 2023
  • Wagoner Picture Day: Sep. 18, 2023
  • Title 1/Literacy Night: Sep. 21, 2023
  • Strassburg Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Sep. 22, 2023
  • Finance Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting 7 p.m.: Sep. 25, 2023
  • RickoverSaturday School 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Sep. 30, 2023

October 2023

  • Rickover Picture Day (6th and 7th Grade): Oct. 2, 2023
  • Rickover Parent Coffee Chat 5 p.m.: Oct. 5, 2023
  • Blossom PreK Screening, 1/2 Day School Improvement Day, End Fall NWEA Assessment: Oct. 6, 2023
  • Columbus Day – No School: Oct. 9, 2023
  • Superintendent Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Oct. 11, 2023
  • Hispanic Heritage Celebration at 5 p.m.: Oct. 12, 2023
  • End of Quarter 1 (Early Dismissal): Oct. 13, 2023
  • Rickover Saturday School 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Oct. 14, 2023
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Ends: Oct. 15, 2023
  • Pre Q2 Assessment: Oct. 16-19, 2023
  • Wagoner Book Fair: Oct. 16-20, 2023
  • Bus Safety Week: Oct. 16-20, 2023
  • Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences: Oct. 19-20, 2023
  • Strassburg Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Oct. 19, 2023
  • Quarter 1 Report Cards: Oct. 20, 2023
  • Wagoner Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Oct. 20, 2023
  • Red Ribbon/Character Counts! Week: Oct. 23-27, 2023
  • Finance Committee Meeting 6:30 pm and School Board Meeting 7pm: Oct. 23, 2023
  • Wagoner Fall Celebration and Blossoms Fall Pictures Eureka Math Night: Oct. 27, 2023
  • Rickover Saturday School 9 a.m.–12 p.m.Rickover Saturday School 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Oct. 28, 2023
  • Blossoms Character Counts Week: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2023
  • Halloween: Oct. 31, 2023

November 2023  

  • All Saints Day: Nov. 1, 2023
  • Wagoner Picture Retake Day, Community Fest, Rickover Parent Chat 9 a.m.: Nov. 2, 2023
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends: Nov. 5, 2023
  • Strassburg Picture Retake Day, Superintendent Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Nov. 8, 2023
  • 1/2 Day School Improvement, PreK Parent/Child Activity Day, Grandparents/Special Persons Day: Nov. 9, 2023
  • Veterans’ Day Observance Schools Closed: Nov. 10, 2023
  • Veterans’ Day: Nov. 11, 2023
  • Community Chat 5 p.m.: Nov. 14, 2023
  • Rickover Picture Retakes (6th/7th Grade): Nov. 15, 2023
  • Strassburg Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Nov. 16, 2023
  • Wagoner Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m., Quarter 2 Progress Reports: Nov. 17, 2023
  • Rickover Saturday School 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Nov. 18, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Break No School: Nov. 22-24, 2023
  • Finance Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting 7 p.m.: Nov. 27, 2023

December 2023  

  • Rickover Saturday School 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Dec. 2, 16, 2023
  • Rickover Parent Coffee Chat 5 p.m., Family Math Night: Dec. 7, 2023
  • Pre-K Screening Day, 1/2 Day School Improvement Day, Strassburg Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Dec. 8, 2023
  • Post Q2 Assessment Week: Dec. 11-15, 2023
  • Rickover Picture Day 8th Grade: Dec. 12, 2023
  • Superintendent Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Dec. 13, 2023
  • Wagoner Winter Celebration, Wagoner Parent Coffee: Dec. 15, 2023
  • Finance Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m., School Board Meeing 7 p.m.: Dec. 18, 2023
  • End of Quarter 2 (Early Dismissal), Blossoms Holiday Magic Celebration: Dec. 22, 2023
  • Winter Break: Dec. 25, 2023 – Jan. 5, 2024

January 2024  

  • New Years Day: Jan. 1, 2024
  • Teachers Institute Day: Jan. 8, 2024
  • Students Return: Jan. 9, 2024
  • Begin Winter NWEA Assessment, Superintendent ParentCoffee Chat 9 a.m.: Jan. 10, 2024
  • Rickover Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Jan. 11, 2024
  • Quarter 2 Report Cards: Jan. 12, 2024
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday – NO SCHOOL: Jan. 15, 2024
  • Winter – MAP Testing Begins: Jan. 16, 2024
  • Begin ACCESS Testing: Jan. 17, 2024
  • Wagoner Coffee Chat 9 a.m., Rickover Quater 2 Recognition: Jan. 19, 2024
  • Rickover Saturday School 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Jan. 20, 2024
  • Finance Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m., School Board Meeting 7 p.m.: Jan. 22, 2024
  • Community Chat 5 p.m. at Ad Center: Jan. 23, 2024
  • PreK Parent/Child Activity Day, 1/2 Day School Improvement Day, Strassburg Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Jan. 26, 2024
  • Rickover Picture Retakes (8th Grade): Jan. 30, 2024

February 2024  

  • End Winter NWEA Assessment, Rickover Parent Coffee Chat 5 p.m.: Feb. 1, 2024
  • Quarter 3 Progress Reports: Feb. 2, 2024
  • Winter – MAP Testing Ends: Feb. 6, 2024
  • Rickover School Saturday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Feb. 10, 2024
  • Valentine’s Day, Superintendent Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Feb. 14, 2024
  • PreK Screening Day, 1/2 Day School Improvement, Wagoner Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Feb. 16, 2024
  • Presidents’ Day – NO SCHOOL: Feb. 19, 2024
  • Strassburg Parent Coffee Chat/ Stakeholder Advisory Group 9 a.m.: Feb. 23, 2024
  • Rickover School Saturday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Feb. 24, 2024
  • Finance Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting 7 p.m.: Feb. 26, 2024
  • Black History Month Celebration 5 p.m. at Rickover: Feb. 29, 2024

March 2024  

  • Begin Illinois Science Assessment (ISA): Mar. 1, 2024
  • Casimir Pulaski Day – NO SCHOOL: Mar. 4, 2024
  • End ACCESS Testing – Begin Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR): Mar. 5, 2024
  • Blossoms Spring Pictures: Mar. 6, 2024
  • Strassburg Spring Picures, Rickover Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Mar. 7, 2024
  • Rickover Saturday School 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Mar. 9, 2024
  • Daylight Savings Time Begins: Mar. 10, 2024
  • Community Chat 5 p.m. at Ad Center: Mar. 12, 2024
  • Begin DLM Assessment, Superintendent Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m., Strassburg Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Mar. 13, 2024
  • Wagoner Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m., End of Quarter 3 (Early Dismissal): Mar. 15, 2024
  • St. Patrick’s Day: Mar. 17, 2024
  • Finance Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m., Board of Education Meeting 7 p.m.: Mar. 18, 2024
  • 6th Grade Field Trip: Mar. 19, 2024
  • Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences, Rickover Q3 Recognition: Mar. 21-22, 2024
  • No School Spring Break: Mar. 25-29, 2024
  • Easter: Mar. 31, 2024

April 2024

  • April Fool’s Day: Apr. 1, 2024
  • Students Return Wagoner Spring Pictures: Apr. 4, 2024
  • Wagoner Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m., Superintendent Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Apr. 10, 2024
  • Rickover 7th Grade Field Trip: Apr. 11, 2024
  • Wagoner Spring Art Show, Strassburg Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: Apr. 12, 2024
  • Rickover Saturday School 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Apr. 13, 2024
  • Begin Spring NWEA Assessment: Apr. 16, 2024
  • End Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), Quarter 4 Progress Report: Apr. 19, 2024
  • Earth Day Finance Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting 7 p.m.: Apr. 22, 2024
  • Rickover Career Day: Apr. 25, 2024
  • PreK Parent/Child Activity 1/2 Day School Improvement Day: Apr. 26, 2024
  • Rickover Saturday School 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Apr. 27, 2024
  • End Illinois Science Assessement (IAR), Spring MAP Testing Begins: Apr. 30, 2024

May 2024  

  • Rickover Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: May 2, 2024
  • Cinco de Mayo: May 5, 2024
  • Staff Appreciation Week: May 6-10, 2024
  • Superintendent Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m., End DLM Assessment: May 8, 2024
  • PreK Screening, 1/2 Day School Improvement, Rickover 8th Grade Trip End Spring NWEA Assessment: May 10, 2024
  • Rickover 8th Grade Spirit Week: May 13-17, 2024
  • Community Chat 5 p.m. at Ad Center: May 14, 2024
  • Rickover 8th Grade Awards Night 5 p.m.: May 15, 2024
  • Rickover 8th Grade Picnic: May 16, 2024
  • Rickover Graduation 6 p.m., Strassburg Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m., Wagoner Parent Coffee Chat 9 a.m.: May 17, 2024
  • Strassburg School Spirit Week: May 20-23, 2024
  • Finance Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m., School Board Meeting 7 p.m.: May 20, 2024
  • Blossoms End of Year Celebration, Spring MAP Testing Ends: May 21, 2024
  • Multicultural Festival, PreK Transition Conferences: May 22, 2024
  • End of Quarter 4 (Early Dismissal), PreK Transition Conferences: May 23, 2024
  • Teacher Institute Day: May 24, 2024
  • Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL: May 27, 2024

June 2024

  • Flag Day: Jun. 14, 2024
  • Fathers Day: Jun. 16, 2024
  • Juneteenth: Jun. 19, 2024
  • Finance Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m., School Board Meeting 7 p.m.: Jun. 24, 2024

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