You can mark your calendars and circle some important dates for the next two school years… Aug. 8 will be the first day of the 2016-17 school year with the last day scheduled for May 24. The calendar includes a week-long Thanksgiving Break and a Winter Break for students from Dec. 22 to Jan. 4. Spring Break falls in the first full week of April. The calendar also includes a handful of other student holidays and scheduled inclement weather make-up days. If you're looking ahead to 2017-18, Aug. 7 will kick-off the school year. Find calendars for both 2016-17 and 2017-18 on the GCPS website.