Magen David Academy
School Calendar
MDA follows an international school calendar that runs from August to June with a mid-year vacation in December/January.
SY 2013-14 SCHOOL CALENDAR for Preschool, Kinder and Grades 1-10
School Closed
Quarter Begins (Monday)
Parent/Teacher Conference (2/year) Wed No School for students
FIRST SEMESTER - AUGUST - 2013
1-6 Aug-13 Teachers Report to Work. Office Open from 7:40 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6-7 Aug-13 Rosh Jodesh
6-7 Aug-13 Parent & Student Open House (1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)Rosh Jodesh
8-Aug-13 Selijot Begins. First Day of School for Students. 1st Quarter Begins.
19-Aug-13 Tribe inauguration-Students from 1-10th grade
SEPTEMBER - 2013
4-Sep-13 Rosh Jodesh. Eve Rosh Hashana (Early Dismissal at 12:30 pm all Student and Staff)
5-6-Sep-13 Rosh Hashana. No School
8-Sep-13 Fast of Guedalia
9/10-Sep-13 Elem. / JH. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
11-Sep-13 Progress Reports Go Home (1st Quarter)
12-Sep-13 Fundacion de Arraijan. No School/Office Closed
13-Sep-13 Eve of Yom Kippur. No School
14-Sep-13 Yom Kippur
18-Sep-13 Eve of Sucot. (Early Dismissal at 2:45 pm all Student and and Staff)
19-20-Sep-13 Sucot. No School
23-25-Sep-13 Activities in the suca
26-Sep-13 Shmini Hatzeret. No School
27-Sep-13 Simja Tora. No School
OCTOBER - 2013
3-Oct-13 JH. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
4-Oct-13 Rosh Hodesh / Elem. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
5-Oct-13 Rosh Hodesh
21-Oct-13 2nd Quarter Begins
23-Oct-13 Parent/Teacher Conferences for Gr. PK-10. [No School for Students PK-10]. (1st Quarter Report Cards handed out to parents at conference)
NOVEMBER - 2013
3-Nov-13 Rosh Hodesh. Panama Independence Day.
4-Nov-13 Rosh Hodesh.
4-5-Nov-13 Panama Holidays. No School
7-8-Nov-13 Elem. / JH. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
22-Nov-13 Progress Reports Go Home (2nd Quarter)
28-Nov-13 Independence from Spain. Thanksgiving Day. No School
28-29-Nov-13 Thanksgiving Holiday. No School
28-30-Nov-13 Hannukah
DECEMBER - 2013
1-5-Dec-13 Hannukah
3/4-Dec-13 JH. / Elem. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
13-Dec-13 Fast of Tevet
23-Dec-13 Dry Season Break Begins. Office Hours to be announced.
SECOND SEMESTER JANUARY - 2014
2-Jan-14 Rosh Hodesh
13-Jan-14 Classes Resume for all Students (2nd Qtr Continues)
14-Jan-14 Elem. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
16-Jan-14 Tu'Bishvat activities / JH. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
17-Jan-14 End of 2nd Qtr (45 Days).
20-Jan-14 3rd Quarter Begins
24-Jan-14 Report Cards (Q2) Sent Home for 1st-10th grade
31-Jan-14 Rosh Hodesh
FEBRUARY - 2014
1-Feb-14 Rosh Hodesh
3-Feb-13 100 days at school / Elem. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
7-Feb-14 JH. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
21-Feb-14 Progress Reports Go Home (3rd Quarter)
MARCH - 2014
2-3-Mar-14 Rosh Hodesh
3-7-Mar-14 Carnival Break. School Closed
11-Mar-14 Elem. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
13-Mar-14 Fast of Esther / JH. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
14-Mar-14 Purim Festival - Early dismissal
16-Mar-14 Purim
28-Mar-14 End of 3rd Qtr (45 Days).
31-Mar-14 4th Quarter begins
APRIL - 2014
1-Apr-14 Rosh Hodesh / Elem. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
2-Apr-14 Parent/Teacher Conferences for Gr. PK-10. [No School for Students PK-10]. Report Cards (Qtr 3) Sent Home for Gr. PK-10.
4-Apr-14 JH. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
14-22-Apr-14 Pesaj / Spring Break. School Closed.
28-Apr-14 Holocaust Day / JH. "May"Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
30-Apr-14 Rosh Hodesh
MAY - 2014
1-May-14 Rosh Hodesh. Labor Day. School Closed.
2-May-14 Elem. Tribe Activity at School - Classes in Session
5-May-14 Memorial Day for Israel Army
6-May-14 Yom Haatzmaut (Israel's Independence Day)
9-May-14 Progress Reports Go Home (4th Quarter)
18-May-14 Lag B'omer
28-May-14 Jerusalem Day
30-May-14 Rosh Hodesh
JUNE - 2014
3-Jun-14 Eve of Shavuot. (Early Dismissal at 2:45 pm)
4-5-Jun-14 Shavuot. School Closed.
6-Jun-14 No Classes for Students. Office Hours 7:00-4:00
23/24-Jun-14 Elem. / JH. Tribe Activity at School. Closing Ceremony - Classes in Session
25-Jun-14 *Last Day for Students (All students dismissed at 12:30 pm).
25-Jun-14 End of 4th Qtr (51 Days). Report Cards (4th quarter) Sent Home
26-Jun-14 Last Day for Teachers.
28-29-Jun-14 Rosh Hodesh
23-30-Jun-14 School Office Open from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
JULY - SUMMER HOURS - 2014
1-30-Jul-14 School Office Open from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
SY 2014-2015 (Tentative Dates)
4-Aug-14 Teachers Report to Work August 4. Office Open from 7:40 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8-Aug-14 Parent and Student Open House (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
11-Aug-14 First Day of School for Students. 1st Quarter Begins.
*185 Total School Days Last Revised: Feb 18, 2013