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Welcome Back To School!
This year, Kinnick is on F.I.R.E. as we roll out our Guiding Principles to achieve our mission of Educating, Engaging and Empowering our students to succeed in a dynamic world. Each quarter, we will focus on one principle: Fortitude, Integrity, Responsibility and Enterprising Spirit. These principles will also aid us in mastering our College and Career Readiness Standards. For more information on SY17-18 at Kinnick, please read the Principal's Corner.

Kinnick HS

Beginning of School Year Notes

August 24 - Freshman Class Orientation

  • 1:00-3:00 PM, Kinnick Gym

August 25 - Sneak Peak

  • New Students - Orientation, 1:00-3:00 PM, Benny Decker Theater
  • All Students - Schedule pick-up, 1:00-3:00 PM
  • Classroom Visits - 2:00-3:00 PM

August 28 - First Day of School

  • You will visit all of your classes on this day, beginning with A1.
  • Bring paper and pen to take notes from your teachers.

School Lunches

  • We offer a school lunch program in our student forum. Click on the Food Services link for more information.
  • Kinnick has an open campus for lunch. Students may purchase lunch at any of the nearby eating establishments.
  • The Teen Center is also an available space for students to eat lunch that they have brought from home or purchased.

Student Lockers

  • If you would like a locker, please sign-up with your seminar teacher during the first 10 days of the semester.
  • Lockers will be assigned on September 12.

Schedule Changes

Students have the first 10 days of the semester ONLY to make schedule changes. Make an appointment with your counselor through Schoology.

DoDEA Regional School Calendars

Pacific : 2017 - 2018

Standard DoDEA Pacifc School Calendar, 2017-2018 SY

Note: Calendar based on 190 day teacher workdays including:
5 Teacher Orientation/Pre-service/CCR Days
4 CCR Days
4 Teacher Work Days
1.5 District PD Day

.5 DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System PD

Note: Two late release CCR days may be added for some teachers.

Reporting date for non-administrative educator personnel

Monday, August 21: Reporting date for non-administrative educator personnel for CCR training, orientation and classroom preparation (21-25 August)

School Year 2017-2018 (175 Instructional Days and 190 Teacher Work Days)

First Semester (88 Instructional Days)

Monday, August 28, 2017 Begin First Quarter and First Semester
Monday, September 4 Labor Day: Federal Holiday
Monday, October 9 Columbus Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, November 2 End of First Quarter (46 days of classroom instruction)
Friday, November 3 No school for students -- teacher work day
Monday November 6 Begin second quarter
Friday, November 10 Veterans Day: Federal Holiday observed
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day: Federal Holiday
Friday, November 24 Friday: Recess Day
Monday, December 18 Begin Winter Recess (18 December -2 January 2017)
Monday, December 25 Christmas Day: Federal Holiday


Monday, January 1, 2018 New Year's Day: Federal Holiday
Wednesday, January 3 Instruction Resumes
Monday, January 15 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Federal Holiday
Thursday, January 25 End of Second Quarter and First Semester (42 days of classroom instruction)
Friday, January 26 No school for students -- teacher work day

Second Semester (87 Instructional Days)

Monday, January 29 Begin Third Quarter and Second Semester
Monday, February 19 Presidents' Day (Washington's Birthday): Federal Holiday
Thursday, March 29 End of Third Quarter (42 days of classroom instruction)
Friday, March 30 No school for students -- teacher work day
Monday, April 2 Begin Spring Recess (2-6 April)
Monday, April 9 Instruction Resumes - Begin Fourth Quarter
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, June 14 End of Fourth Quarter and Second Semester (45 Days of classroom instruction)
Friday, June 15 No school for students -- teacher work day. Last day for non-administrative educator personnel