EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect the DOE’s changes to the 2019–2020 school calendar. Winter Recess is now scheduled to begin on Monday, December 23, 2019. This is a change from the previously announced Winter Recess start date of Tuesday, December 24.
Ready for the new school year?
As we begin to prepare for the first day of school on Thursday, September 5, 2019, take a moment to mark some key dates from the upcoming school year, courtesy of the Department of Education’s official 2019–2020 NYC Schools Calendar:
First Day of School:
Thursday, September 5, 2019
(note: half-day for all Pre-K programs)
Rosh Hashanah (schools closed):
Monday, September 30—Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Columbus Day (schools closed):
Monday, October 14, 2019
Election Day (schools closed):
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Veterans Day Observed (schools closed):
Monday, November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed):
Thursday, November 28—Friday, November 29, 2019
Monday, December 23, 2019—Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Midwinter Recess (schools closed):
Monday, February 17—Friday, February 21, 2020
Thursday, April 9—Friday, April 17, 2020
Last Day of School:
Friday, June 26, 2020
You can check out the 2019–2020 NYC Schools Calendar in multiple ways, including:
- A detailed overview of dates on the DOE website (with translations available via Google Translate);
- Printer-friendly PDFs in nine languages (including Spanish, Chinese, and Urdu); and
- Downloadable .ics files that will allow you to import the NYC Schools Calendar directly into your personal digital calendar (i.e. Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, MS Outlook, etc.)
As you plan for next year, please check with your schools for information about additional dates and events, as they may not be reflected in the DOE’s official 2019–2020 calendar. Also, check out our “Calendar Talk” subcategory here on The Morning Bell for all NYC Schools Calendar-related updates, reminders, and schedule changes.
DOE employees should refer to the City’s 2019–2020 DOE Central Calendar (login required) for important events and holidays that are not reflected on the 2019–2020 NYC Schools Calendar.