NYC school kids return to the classrooms for the 2021-22 school year on Monday, September 13. Photo by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography
NYC school kids return to the classrooms for the 2021-22 school year on Monday, September 13. Photo by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography

Here's the NYC Public School Calendar for 2021-2022

If you've got a child in public school, you live by the school calendar, and after a year of fits and starts, delays, and COVID-induced quarantines and closures, parents are wondering what Fall 2021 will bring. Many local NYC preschools follow the public school schedule, too. The New York City Department of Education's calendar for the 2021-2022 school year is below, and you'll want to bookmark it now for reference—and (vaccinations willing!) to help with planning family vacations and school break camp coverage.

One notable change for the upcoming school year: There will be no snow days. Plan on logging your kiddos on for a day of remote learning whenever buildings are closed for snow or other emergencies.

These are all of the dates you can count on your kiddos being out of school during the 2021-2022 school year.

2021-2022 NYC Public School Calendar

Monday, September 13: First day of school for all students.

Thursday, September 16: Yom Kippur, schools closed

Monday, October 11: Italian Heritage/Day Indigenous Peoples' Day, schools closed

Tuesday, November 2: Election Day, fully remote asynchronous instructional day for all students.

Thursday, November 11: Veterans Day, schools closed

Thursday, November 25-Friday, November 26: Thanksgiving Recess, schools closed

Friday, December 24-Friday, December 31: Winter Recess, schools closed

Monday, January 17: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schools closed

Monday, January 31: Professional Development Day for 9-12 and 6-12 schools; students in these schools do not attend.

Tuesday, February 1: Lunar New Year, schools closed

Monday, February 21-Friday, February 25: Midwinter Recess, schools closed

Friday, April 15-Friday, April 22: Spring Recess, schools closed

Monday, May 2: Eid al-Fitr, schools closed

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day, schools closed

Tuesday, June 7: Clerical Day for K­-5, K-6, 6-8, and K-12 and D75 schools and programs only; students in these schools do not attend.

Thursday, June 9: Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development. Students not in attendance.

Monday, June 20: Juneteenth (observed), schools closed

Monday, June 27: Last day of school for all students.

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

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