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After hearing back from thousands of New York City families, the NYC Department of Education has decided to make an important update to the DOE’s official 2019–2020 NYC Public School Calendar.

This December, City public schools will now close for Winter Recess beginning on Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. City schools will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

The new start date for Winter Recess is an update from the previously announced start date of Tuesday, December 24 — we urge all City families to update your calendars and planners accordingly.

For more information regarding the 2019–2020 NYC Public School Calendar, please visit the DOE’s Calendar website, and contact 311 or (718) 935-2200 with any questions.

Happy planning!

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Extra day of Winter Recess? Something tells us that City students are very happy about this news…

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