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 was (finally!) just released, and you'll want to bookmark it now, for next year's family vacation plans and, if you're really on the ball, to help with advance planning for school break camp coverage.
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
Sept. 5 - First Day of School. Partial school time for pre-kindergarten public school students.
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 - Rosh Hashanah (schools closed)
Oct. 9 - Yom Kippur (schools closed)
Oct. 14 - Columbus Day Observed (schools closed)
Nov. 5 - Election Day (students do not attend school)
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Observed (schools closed)
Nov. 28-29 Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed)
Dec. 24 - Jan. 1 - Winter Recess (schools closed)
Jan. 20 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)
Jan. 27 - Chancellor's Conference Day for High Schools. High school students do not attend school, except those enrolled at D75 school programs.
Jan. 28 - Spring Term Begins for High School Students
Feb. 17-21 - Midwinter Recess (schools closed)
Apr. 9-17 - Spring Recess (schools closed)
May 25 - Memorial Day (schools closed)
Jun. 4 - Anniversary Day (students do not attend school)
Jun. 9 - June Clerical Day. Elementary school, middle school, and D75 students do not attend school.
Jun. 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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