Chico Unified School District
Non-Student Days 2014-15     ATTENDANCE MATTERS!     Past Student Calendars
The timeline for the development and decision regarding student calendars for 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 is as follows:
  • October-December 2014: Solicited, collected and analyzed input from the community including but not limited to parents, employees, employee groups, and students.
  • January 21, 2015: Staff presented the following options of the student calendars for the Board and the public to consider: Student Calendar Options.
  • February 18, 2015: The student calendars will be on the Board meeting agenda for approval.
We are still seeking input regarding the student calendar for the next three school years (2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18). If you would like to provide input on the calendars please email us at:

Non-Student Days 2014-15

Day Date Event
Friday     July 4, 2014      Independence Day Holiday
Monday September 1, 2014 Labor Day
Friday October 31, 2014 Elementary Pupil Free Day (Full Day for Secondary)
Tuesday November 11, 2014 Veterans Day
Monday-Friday November 24-28, 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday     December 19, 2014 Secondary Pupil Free Day (Full Day for Elementary)
Two Weeks December 22, 2014 - January 2, 2015 Winter Recess - All Schools
Monday January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday February 13, 2015 Lincoln's Birthday observed
Monday February 16, 2015 Presidents' Day
Monday-Friday March 16-20, 2015 Spring Recess - All Schools
Friday April 3, 2015 Spring Travel Day
Monday April 6, 2015 In lieu Admission Day
Monday May 25, 2015 Memorial Day observed


Good attendance benefits your child's education. Research is clear; students who attend school regularly do better academically and are more likely to establish work habits that help them succeed in life and work. Studies show that children who miss just one day of school fall two days behind in their school work. Students who are absent an average of 15 days a year miss a years' worth of school before their senior year and students who miss 8 days or more each year are at risk of not graduating with their class.  You play a vital role by helping your child attend every school day possible.

PARTIAL DAY ATTENDANCE/FUNDING:  When your child has a doctor's appointment in the middle of the school day, please bring him/her to school before or after the appointment. Schools receive full funding even if a student attends for part of the day. It is this funding that provides the needed books, supplies, curriculum, and other necessities for your child's education.

A: No. The school only receives funding when your child is present. (Remember, partial day attendance does NOT count as an all day absence.

A: We prefer you call the school office the morning of the absence, but you can send a note when the child returns that is written by a parent/guardian explaining the absence.

THE INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM: Your child's attendance is very important. We appreciate that you use our school calendar to adjust your vacations and trips so they are not scheduled on school days. However, if your child must miss five (5) consecutive days or more of school, please arrange with the school office and your child's teacher to sign up for the Independent Study Program. Your child will receive a study packet which will help them stay on task and the classroom will receive funding.

ABSENCE REMINDER: It is very important that a parent or guardian notify the office when a child is absent, when there is no verification within three (3) school days, the absences are considered unexcused and the student truant (Ed Code 48260). If you are leaving a message, please state your child's name, your name, teacher's name, date of absence and reason. Thank you for your help in clearing your child's absences!

Past Student Calendars