Stoughton Schools 2012-2013 Calendar: Key Dates, Vacations and More...

The Stoughton Public Schools full calendar for the 2012-2013 school year, including key dates, vacations and early release days, is posted here. The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 is Wednesday, September 5, 2012.

The first day of school for the upcoming school year for students in grades 1-12 of the is Wednesday, September 5, 2012 (after Labor Day). Teachers (Unit A) and nurses report the day before.

Kindergarteners start Friday, September 7, 2012.

The last day of school, for students in grades K-11, is Friday, June 21, 2013. The last day when including the built-in five snow days is Friday, June 28, 2013.

The graduation for the class of 2013 is Thursday, June 6, 2013.

Take a look at a list of key dates, vacations and early release days below. The full calendar is posted in the media gallery.

Key Dates


  • Sept. 4 - School Opens for Unit A & Nurses Pre-K-12 (Full Day)
  • Sept. 5 - School Opens for all Students Gr. 1-12 (Full Day)
  • Sept. 5 & 6 - Kindergarten Screening by Appointment
  • Sept. 7 - First Day for Kindergarten
  • Sept. 17 & 18 - Rosh Hashanah - No School
  • Sept. 26 - Yom Kippur - No School
  • Oct. 8 - Columbus Day - No School
  • Nov. 6 - Presidential Election/Professional Development Day - No School
  • Nov. 12 - Veterans Day Celebrated - No School
  • Nov. 21 - Early Dismissal - Gr. 6-12 at 11:00 - K-5 at 11:45
  • Nov. 22 & 23 - Thanksgiving Break - No School


  • Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
  • March 29 - Good Friday - No School
  • May 27 - Memorial Day - No School
  • June 6 - Stoughton High Graduation
  • June 21 - Last Day (180 student days)
  • June 28 - Last Day (5 snow days)


  • Winter: Saturday, December 22, 2012 – Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (school reopens Wednesday, January 2, 2013)
  • February: Saturday, February 16, 2013 – Sunday, February 24, 2013 (school reopens Monday, February 25, 2013)
  • April: Saturday, April 13, 2013 – Sunday, April 21, 2013 (school reopens Monday, April 22, 2013)

Early Release Days

  • Thursday, September 27, 2012
  • Thursday, October 25, 2012
  • Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Thursday, March 7, 2013
  • Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Thursday, May 9, 2013
  • Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hours for Early Release Days

  • SHS & OMS: 7:35 a.m. – 11:32 a.m.
  • Elementary: 8:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
SickandTired September 05, 2012 at 09:45 AM
You know what, I see more complaining here than anything. Not to mention the decades old blame game. If you don't like the rules show up at a school meeting! If your child misses 5 days without a REAL reason, something's wrong! Teachers have to have doctors notes too. Don't take half truths and spew them out here! Also, if you had to put up with half the crap teachers do, you would complain about your pay too! As far as getting with the times.....the teachers use TODAY'S technologies to teach and keep up with the "times" yet everyone complains about money being spent. We need to lose those damn MCAS too! There useless because some teachers are made to teach the test and not a proper curriculum. I agree though that a later start would benefit all. When I was in school I wasn't fully awake and able to retain information until 9:00 or so. Now the water thing, please there are more issues than having to bring only water to school. That's not even a valid argument, just another thing to complain about! I'm gonna agree to disagree with most of you. My suggestion is to become MORE proactive and GET involved! It is our right!
DJ September 05, 2012 at 09:46 AM
lowertaxes; If indeed a teacher is abusing their time off/contract then it is up to the administrator to stop that bad behavior. This type of abuse happens in every industry as you well know. One poor teachers attendance record should not reflect anything negative towards anyone other then that teacher and their ineffective administrator. If you work in the system why are you not questioning this through proper protocol? If not you, who?
SickandTired September 05, 2012 at 09:58 AM
lowertaxes September 05, 2012 at 12:54 PM
DJ, it has been questioned but with the Union there is only so much that can be done.
DJ September 05, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Lowertaxes, I am sick and tired (pardon my stealing your schtick SickandTired) of blaming the unions for poor and inactive administrators. The unions don't hold half the power you credit them with and many unions work hand in hand with good school committees and administrators to remove baggage as it is NOT in their interest to protect slouchers. Now, I understand not all unions are the same and this particular district's leadership has not impressed me in recent years, but I will fall back on contract and if this administrator is not policing the contract language or failing teacher practices then he/she is every bit as much at fault as the offending teacher. Seems to me this is one of the few issues parents have a right to complain/inquire about and their voices would most definitely cause change.


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