Check Out the DOE's 2018–19 NYC Schools Calendar!

Mark your calendars; the first day of the 2018–19 school year will be on September 5, 2018

Thousands of you have asked:

“When will you release next year’s NYC School Calendar?”

Good question. 😎

Starting today, New Yorkers can check out the DOE’s official 2018–19 NYC School Calendar and begin planning out the next school year.

Some of next year’s big dates include:

  • First Day of School:
    September 5, 2018
  • Columbus Day (schools closed):
    October 8, 2018
  • Veterans Day (schools closed):
    November 12, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed):
    November 22–23, 2018
  • Winter Recess (schools closed):
    December 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day (schools closed):
    January 21, 2019
  • Lunar New Year (schools closed):
    February 5, 2019
  • Midwinter Recess (schools closed):
    February 18–22, 2019
  • Spring Recess (schools closed):
    April 19–26, 2019
  • Memorial Day (schools closed):
    May 27, 2019
  • Eid al-Fitr (schools closed):
    June 4, 2019
  • Last Day of School for All Students:
    June 26, 2019

That moment you find out when next year’s Spring Recess begins…

We have also made the calendar available in nine different languages outside of English:

العربية (Arabic)

বাংলা (Bengali)

中文 (Chinese)

Français (French)

Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole)

한국어 (Korean)

Русский (Russian)

Español (Spanish)

اردو (Urdu)

Make sure to always check with your schools for information about additional important dates and events, as they may not be reflected in the DOE’s official calendar. DOE employees should also refer to the City’s central calendar for important events and holidays.

Also, make sure to check out our “Calendar Talk” subcategory right here on The Morning Bell for all NYC Schools Calendar-related updates, reminders, and schedule changes.

Happy planning!


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    Morning Bell! Absolutely love the concept ….interactive tool… finger tips access to assisting parents & students with DOE. Please keep in mind some parents are tech challenge and not all homes have technology.

    Also some folks prefer speaking to a live person or want and need one on one contact for assistance to navigate DOE policies/system. I appreciate the efforts made for more transparency and access to information for educators …parents and the 1.1 million public schools students.

    We hope the Chancellor Richard A. Carranza can visit our school soon:PS M517; located in Central Harlem; District Five!

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