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The 2019-2020 NYC Public School Calendar

The 2019-2020 NYC Public School Calendar

This list of dates when schools will be closed will help you plan ahead.

In any city, knowing when kids will have off from school is important. In New York, it’s crucial. The NYC Department of Education released the 2019-2020 school calendar–which many local preschools follow, as well–so you can know when schools will be closed ahead of time and plan vacations, outings, appointments, and more ahead of time.

Update: All NYC area schools are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. If your NYC student needs an internet-enabled iPad to assist him with online learning, click here.

The NYC DOE announced that summer school sessions will be conducted remotely as well. This will allow more students to have access to the academic support they need and a bridge from this school year to next, according to the DOE.

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During the normal school year, here are the dates you can expect your child’s school to be closed:

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)

March 16-April 8: All schools are utilizing remote learning due to the coronavirus.

April 9-17 - Spring Recess (schools closed)

April 20: Schools are tentatively scheduled to re-open (may change based on current safety recommendations)

May 25 - Memorial Day (schools closed)

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

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

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

For the full calendar that includes parent-teacher conference days, consult the Department of Education’s website.

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