Academic Calendar

Approved Academic Calendar for 2018-2019

Approved Academic Calendar for 2018-2019

GEMS US 2018-19 School Calendar as of June 28, 2018

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

First day of School for Pre-K - Gr. 12, Start of Quarter 1

Thursday, September 13th, 2018 *Islamic New Year (school closure subject to KHDA announcement)
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Back to School Night - 5-6pm Elementary (Pre-KG-Gr.5); 6-8pm Secondary (Gr.6-12). Meetings begin in the Auditorium

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Professional Learning day - Faculty in attendance; no school for students 

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 End Quarter 1
Sunday, November 4th Start Quarter 2
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018  Diwali half-day holiday; school dismissal at 12:00pm
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 Student/Parent Teacher Conferences KG-12, 8am-5pm - Students expected to attend
Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 *Prophet Mohammed's Birthday (PBUH) (must be confirmed by KHDA)
Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 Professional Learning Day: No school for students; faculty in attendance 
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 *UAE National Day (must be confirmed by KHDA) 
Sunday, December 13th, 2018 School dismissal at 12.00pm; beginning of Winter Holiday
Sunday, January 6th, 2019 Classes resume after Winter Holiday
Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 Professional Learning Day - Faculty in attendance; no school for students
Sun. Jan. 13- Thurs. Jan. 17th High School Final Examinations - Semester 1
Thursday, January 31st, 2019 End of Quarter 2; MS & HS End of First Semester
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 Start of Quarter 3; MS & HS Start Second Semester
Thursday, February 7th, 2019 Professional Learning Day - Faculty in attendance; no school for students   
Sun. Feb. 24th -Thurs. Feb. 28th, 2019 Week Without Walls - Middle School only
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Professional Learning Day - Faculty in attendance; no school for students 

Thur. Mar. 28th - Thur. Apr. 11th, 2019 School dismissal at 12pm; Spring Break holiday begins 
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 Classes Resume
Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Professional Learning day - Faculty in attendance; no school for students 

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 End of Quarter 3
Sunday, April 28th, 2019 Start of Quarter 4
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 OPTIONAL Student/Parent Teacher Conferences KG-Gr.12, after school 2-6pm
Sunday, May 5th, 2019 *Anticipated start of Ramadan - school hours shortened
Tues. May 21st - Tues. May 28th, 2019 Senior Final Exams Week/End of Semester 2 for Seniors
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 Graduation rehearsal, senior photos, senior lunch
Thursday, May 30, 2019  Graduation - Class of 2019 (Grade 12)
Tuesday, June 4th - 6th, 2019 *Eid Al Fitr (school closure subject to KHDA announcement)
Sun. Jun. 16th - Thurs. Jun. 20th, 2019  Final Exams
Thursday, June 27, 2019 End of Quarter 4; End of Semester 2; Last day of School for students and teachers; school dismissal at 12.00pm

You may also download the PDF version of the 2018-19 calendar, click here.

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