2018-19 School Year Calendar
Updated March 16th 2018
May 15 Expected 1st day of Ramadan * 1439 AH
May 19 Graduation Party **
May 24 Last Day of School
May 25 Summer Break starts
May 28 Memorial Day —Closed
June 4 Summer program starts
Jun. 10 Expected Lailatul-Qadr *
Jun. 14 Expected Eid-al-Fitr --- Closed *
June 14-15 - Eid Holiday--- CLOSED *
Jul. 4 National Holiday -----Closed
Aug. 12 Expected 1st day of Dhul Hijjah 1439 AH *
Aug 10 Teachers Report
Aug. 14-17 Teacher In-service
Aug 20 Expected Arafat Day 1439
Aug 21 Expected Eid Al Adha 1439 H.
Aug 20-22 Eid Holiday Closed *
Aug. 27 School begins for K-!12
Sept. 3 Labor Day— Closed
Spt 11 New Hijri Year * 1440 AH
Sept 20 Ashura’a ( 10th of Muharram)
Oct 5th Preschool and Day Care Closed ( Professional Development ) Early Childhood Staff will be attending the fall institution classes .
Oct. 8 Professional Development- No School
Oct. 26 End of First Quarter
Nov. 16 End of First Trimester
Nov. 21–23 Thanksgiving Holiday—No School
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Day __ Closed
Dec. 24–Jan.1 Winter Break
Dec. 25 Closed
Jan. 1 Closed
Jan. 2 Classes Resume
Jan. 11 End of First Semester and Second Quarter
Jan. 14 Professional Development Day—No School
Jan 21 Professional Development Day—No School
Feb.18 Professional Development Day—No School
Feb. 27 End of Second Trimester
March 15 No School
March 18–22 Spring Break
March 25 Classes Resume
March 25-29 Iowa Assessment
March 27 End of Third Quarter
April 2 Isra’a and Mira’aj ( Evening after 26th of Rajab)
April 26 Professional Development Day—No School
April 27 Iowa Annual Quran Competition**
May 5 Expected first day of Ramadan*
May 19 End of the school Year Party**
May 24 Last Day for School
May 27 Memorial Day — Closed
May 31 Lailatul Qadir *
June 3-4 Eid-al-Fitr --- Closed*
Jul 4th Closed
Aug 10 Arafat Day
Aug 11 Adha Eid DAy
Aug 12 Eid Holiday Closed
*Student days missed during the school year might be made up only if needed. Parents will be notified in advance.
Collaboration and Friday Prayer Schedule: School dismisses at 1:00 pm every Friday beginning Sept 1st . The end of first semester will be Jan. 12 as scheduled, regardless of snow days.
* Islamic Holidays Dates are Tentative based on the lunar cycle. These dates are from the calendar adopted by Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) https://www.moonsighting.com/important.html
Expected first day of Ramadan 1439 is on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Please note that School Daily schedule might vary during the month of Ramadan. insha'Allah. Parents will be notified of any schedule change during school days in the month Ramadan. First day of Shawwal 1439 is expected on Thursday, June 14, 2018.
August 12, 2018 is expected to be the 1st day of Dhul Hijjah 1439. The day of Arafah is expected to be on Monday, August 20, 2018 and so the Eidul Adha 1439 AH is expected on Tuesday, August 21 2018.
** School events dates are tentative and might be changed, location, date and time will be announced prior the event.
Please note that Changes to the calendar, dismissal and closings might apply and parents will be notified if there is any change –InshAllah-.
AlRazi Academy 1119 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265 Ph. (515)255-0220 F. (515)255-2356