Keys dates for the 2017 -18 school year are set, based on a calendar the Board approved February 13.

Link to calendar overview PDF

Here are some of dates to add to your calendar:

  • Grades 1-12 start classes Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Classes will follow the Wednesday schedule, with elementary school starting at 8:25 a.m. and dismissing at 2:05 p.m. Ames Middle School will start at 9:30 a.m. and dismiss at 3:15 p.m. Ames High School will start at 9: 15 a.m. and dismiss at 3:05 p.m.
  • Kindergarten classes start Friday, Aug. 25 and students will attend a full day.
  • Early kindergarten mini-conferences, as scheduled, will be held Friday, Aug. 25.
  • Early kindergarten classes start Monday, Aug. 28.
  • Grades kindergarten through 5 will dismiss at 1:45 p.m. Aug 28-Sept.1 for mini-conferences, as scheduled.
  • Preschool starts Tuesday, Sept. 5.
  • Classes will dismiss early the day before Thanksgiving. There will be no afternoon Early Kindergarten at Northwood. Elementary classes will start at 8:25 a.m. and dismiss at 1:30 p.m. Ames Middle School classes will start at 8 a.m. and dismiss at 1 p.m. Ames High School classes will start at 7:50 a.m. and dismiss at 1:15 p.m.
  • Classes will dismiss early the day before Winter Break. There will be no afternoon Early Kindergarten at Northwood. Elementary classes will start at 8:25 a.m. and dismiss at 1:30 p.m. Ames Middle School classes will start at 8 a.m. and dismiss at 1 p.m. Ames High School classes will start at 7:50 a.m. and dismiss at 1:15 p.m.
  • Winter Break starts Thursday, Dec. 21. District Offices are closed during Winter Break. Classes resume Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, and District Offices reopen. Classes will follow the Wednesday schedule, with elementary school starting at 8:25 a.m. and dismissing at 2:05 p.m. Ames Middle School will start at 9:30 a.m. and dismiss at 3:15 p.m. Ames High School will start at 9: 15 a.m. and dismiss at 3:05 p.m.
  • On the Friday before Spring Break, there is no school for grades preschool through 8 because it is a post-conference day. Ames High School will be in session and will dismiss at 1:15 p.m.
  • Spring Break is March 12-16. District Offices are closed Friday, March 16.
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 is the last day of school. Classes will follow the early dismissal schedule. There will be no afternoon classes at Northwood. Elementary classes will start at 8:25 a.m. and dismiss at 1:30 p.m. Ames Middle School classes will start at 8 a.m. and dismiss at 1 p.m. Ames High School classes will start at 7:50 a.m. and dismiss at 1:15 p.m.