MSEA: Maryland State Education Association
*Anne Arundel: Aug. 28th grades 1-5, 6 and 9; Aug. 29th grades 1-12
+Dorchester Sept. 5th grades 1-5, 6 and 9; Sept. 6th grades 7-8, and 10-12; Sept.7th PreK and K
# Kent: Sept. 5th grades K-6 and 9; Sept. 6th grades K-12; Sept. 7th PreK
#+Montgomery: July 10th; Arcola and Roscoe R. Nix Elementary
#* Prince George’s: Aug. 25th orientation
++ Queen Anne’s: Aug. 28th grades 1-6 and 9; Aug. 29th grades 7-8 and 10-12; Aug. 30th PreK and K
##St. Mary’s: Aug. 9th Chesapeake Public Charter School
**Wicomico: Sept. 5th grades 1-6 and 9; all grades at Pittsville; grade 6 only at Mardela; PreK and K as assigned; Sept. 6th grades 1-12; PreK and K as assigned.
School calendars are developed by local education agency leaders in accordance with state law. There are laws that define required state holidays and the number of days and hours that schools must be open for pupil attendance. The Maryland State Department of Education does not dictate school start dates, teacher professional learning days, or the length of winter and spring breaks. These decisions are made at the local education agency level with the input of stakeholders to best meet the needs of the school community.