It Can Get Pretty Hot in NYC in July...

By the time we hit mid-July, winter will be nothing but a distant memory… #mothernature

Now that summer is here and NYC’s 2017–18 school year has come to an end, it’s time to rest up, cool down, and begin our summer adventures.

Rest assured, though, The Morning Bell will continue to ring all summer long. So whether you are off on a well-earned vacation (or staycation), diving into a new book, taking swimming lessons, or attending any of our Summer in the City programs, make sure you subscribe to us to stay in-the-loop about NYC’s public schools all summer long.

Now without further ado, let’s see what’s in store for NYC schools for July 2018, courtesy of the DOE’s official Schools Calendar.

July 2018
Tuesday, July 3 First Day of Extended School Year (ESY)
For students who are mandated to receive ESY services by their IEPs.
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day
All schools and DOE offices are closed
Thursday, July 5 First Day of Summer in the City
For students who have been registered for the DOE’s Summer Academy, Summer School, and District 75 Summer Programs

Light month, right?

Some quick notes about this month’s schedule:

  • Summer in the City program hours (July 5—August 15)

Elementary and middle school students are scheduled to attend classes Monday—Thursday (and Friday, July 6, 2018) from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Hours may vary by program)

High school students are scheduled to attend classes Monday—Friday, five hours per day. Check with your summer school location for exact hours.

District 75 and ESY students will attend summer school Monday—Friday from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.


  • Summer Meals

We wanted to take a moment to remind you that from June 27—August 31, everyone 18 years of age or younger can enjoy free breakfast and lunch at over 1,200 participating schools, pools, parks, and libraries.

For more information, check out our “Time to Eat Up with FREE Summer Meals” post right here on The Morning Bell.

And that’s all for this month. On behalf of the DOE, we hope you have a wonderful July!

The Morning Bell

Official blog for the NYC Department of Education, home of over 1.1 million students across 1,800+ schools

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