Guide to the NYC School Calendar 2018–2019

Consider us your handy guide to the NYC School Calendar 2018–2019 school year. See the full details here!
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Parents, consider us your guide to the NYC School Calendar 2018 - 2019 in New York City. Whether you're patiently waiting for the first day of school, wondering (mid-holiday break) when your kids go back to school or otherwise, we're here to help! See below for the full details released by the NYC Department of Education, and don't forget to browse some of our fun activity guides (like 101 things to do with kids in NYC, the best kids' playgrounds in NYC and free activities for kids) to make the most of your free time.

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**NYC School Calendar for 2018–2019**

Sept 5: First Day of School
Early dismissal for non-District 75
kindergarten students only.
Partial school time for pre-kindergarten
public school students.

Sept 6: First Full Day for Non-District 75 Kindergarten Students Partial school time for pre-kindergarten public school students.

Sept 10–11: Rosh Hashanah: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED 


Sept 13 Elementary School: Evening
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


Sept 19: Yom Kippur: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED 


Sept 20 Middle School: Evening
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


Sept 26 High School: Evening
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


Oct 8: Columbus Day Observed: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED

Nov 6: Election Day: STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND SCHOOL

Nov 12: Veterans Day Observed
SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED


Nov 14–15 Elementary School:
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


Nov 19–20 District 75 School Programs:
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


Nov 22–23: Thanksgiving Recess: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED


Nov 27–28 Middle School:
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


Nov 29–30 High School:
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


Dec 24–Jan 1: Winter Recess: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED


Jan 2: School Resumes


Jan 21: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED


Jan 28: Chancellor’s Conference Day for High Schools
High School students do not attend school, except those enrolled at D75 school programs.


Jan 29: Spring Term Begins for High School Students


Feb 5: Lunar New Year: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED 


Feb 18–22: Midwinter Recess: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED


Mar 4–5: District 75 School Programs:
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


Mar 7–8: High School:
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


Mar 13–14: Elementary School:
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


Mar 26–27: Middle School:
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


Apr 19-26: Spring Recess: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED


May 9: High School: Evening
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


May 15: Elementary School: Evening
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


May 16: Middle School: Evening
Parent-Teacher Conferences*


May 27: Memorial Day: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED


Jun 4: Eid al-Fitr: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED


Jun 6: Anniversary Day
Students do not attend school.
Chancellor’s Conference Day for Staff Development.


Jun 11: June Clerical Day: STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND SCHOOL
Elementary school, middle school, and
D75 students do not attend school.


Jun 26: Last Day For All Students
Early Dismissal.

More questions? Visit NYC Department of Education's School Calendar PDF. Questions about transportation to and from school? Visit NYC Department of Education's transportation guide.

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