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Here's the (Updated!) NYC Public School Calendar for 2019-2020

Note: NYC schools are doing remote learning for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19. We have updates on NYC school news and other impacts on NYC families and educational resources and activities while at home with kids. 

If you've got a child in public school, you live by the school calendar. Many local NYC preschools follow the public school schedule, too. The New York City Department of Education's calendar for the 2019-2020 school year is below, and you'll want to bookmark it now for reference—and to help with planning family vacations and school break camp coverage

As a surprise (and welcome) early holiday present, the Department of Education announced on September 24 that schools will also be closed on Monday, December 23. The previously released version of NYC's school year calendar originally had kids and teachers showing up for a one-day school week on the Monday before Christmas...but happily, that day is now scratched from the official calendar.

With the exception of the occasional unplanned snow day or case of the sniffles, these are all of the dates you can count on your kiddos being out of school during the 2019-2020 school year.

2019-2020 NYC Public School Calendar

Thursday, September 5 - First Day of School. Partial school time for pre-kindergarten public school students.

Monday, September 30 - Tuesday, October 1 - Rosh Hashanah (schools closed)

Wednesday, October 9 - Yom Kippur (schools closed)

Monday, October 14 - Columbus Day Observed (schools closed)

Tuesday, November 5 - Election Day (students do not attend school)

Monday, November 11 - Veterans Day Observed (schools closed)

Thursday, November 28- Friday, November 29 - Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed)

Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1 - Winter Recess (schools closed)

Monday, January 20 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)

Monday, January 27 - Chancellor's Conference Day for High Schools. High school students do not attend school, except those enrolled at D75 school programs.

Tuesday, January 28 - Spring Term Begins for High School Students

Monday, February 17 - Friday, February 21 - Midwinter Recess (schools closed)

Thursday, April 9 - Friday, April 17 - Spring Recess (canceled due to the coronavirus)

Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day (schools closed)

Thursday, June 4 - Anniversary Day (students do not attend school)

Tuesday, June 9 - June Clerical Day. Elementary school, middle school, and D75 students do not attend school.

Friday, June 26 - Last Day for All Students (early dismissal)

For the full calendar, including all parent-teacher conference days, please see the DOE's PDF with all the dates.

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