Here's the NYC Public School Calendar for 2020-2021
If you've got a child in public school, you live by the school calendar. The 2020-21 school year has already been off to a surprising start, with last week's announcement that the first day of school has been pushed back. Many local NYC preschools follow the public school schedule, too. The New York City Department of Education's calendar for the 2020-2021 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.
Of course, we've been reminded over and over again that this school year will be one unlike any other, so the dates may not be as set in stone as in years past, but at least parents have a framework now.
These are all of the dates you can count on your kiddos being out of school—or away from their remote learning device—during the 2020-2021 school year.
2020-2021 NYC Public School Calendar
Wednesday, September 16-Friday, September 18: Remote partial school days for students.
Monday, September 21: First full day of school; blended learning commences.
Monday, September 28: Yom Kippur, schools closed
Monday, October 12: Columbus Day, schools closed
Tuesday, November 3: Election Day, fully remote instructional day for all students.
Wednesday, November 11: Veterans Day, schools closed
Thursday, November 26-Friday, November 27: Thanksgiving Recess, schools closed
Thursday, December 24-Friday, January 1: Winter Recess, schools closed
Monday, January 18: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schools closed
Monday, February 1: Professional Development Day for 9–12 and 6–12 schools in Districts 1–32 only; students in these schools do not attend.
Friday, February 12: Lunar New Year, schools closed
Monday, February 15-Friday, February 19: Midwinter Recess (includes Presidents Day and Lincoln’s Birthday), schools closed
Monday, March 29-Friday, April 2: Spring Recess, schools closed
Thursday, May 13: Eid Al-Fitr, schools closed
Monday, May 31: Memorial Day, schools closed
Thursday, June 3: Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development. Students not in attendance.
Tuesday, June 8: 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.
Friday, June 25: 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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