Parents can get an early look at next year's academic calendar for schools in Huron and Perth Counties.
The Avon Maitland District School Board has confirmed the schedule for the 2016-17 academic year.
In the past, Superintendent of Education Jane Morris says the calendar was typically sured up in the Spring, but the Ministry of Education required the calendar by March 1st.
Morris says an earlier draft of the calendar had the two-week Christmas break beginning December 19th.
The updated schedule has the holidays beginning Monday, December 26th, with kids returning to class January 9th, 2017.
A link to the finalized calendar can be found here.