The NYC School Calendar for 2020-2021

The DOE officially released the NYC School Calendar for 2020-2021: Learn about days off, conferences and more

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Update: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that school has been delayed for a second time. Read all about the new start dates. As soon as we learn more information, we'll update the school calendar accordingly. 

One thing's for sure: New Yorkers have never experienced a school year quite like this.  

After debate about a delayed start, the new term is set to begin mid-September and the Department of Education just released the NYC School Calendar for 2020-2021. If you're curious about days off, parent-teacher conferences and early dismissals, look no further. 

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The 2020-2021 term: 

September 16–18: Fully remote partial school days for students

September 21: First full day of school for 3K, pre-K and District 75 schools

September 28: Yom Kippur, schools closed

September 29: K–5 and K–8 schools reopen for in-person learning

October 1: Middle schools and high schools reopen for in-person learning

October 12: Columbus Day, schools closed

November 3: Election Day, fully remote instructional day for all students

November 4: Evening parent teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools

November 5: Afternoon parent teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early

November 11: Veterans Day, schools closed

November 12: Evening parent teacher conferences for high schools, K–12 and 6–12 schools

November 13: Afternoon parent teacher conferences for high schools, K–12 and 6–12 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early

November 18: Evening parent teacher conferences for middle schools and District 75 school programs

November 19: Afternoon conferences for middle schools and District 75 school programs; students in these schools dismissed three hours early

November 26–27: Thanksgiving Recess, schools closed

December 24–January 1: Winter Recess, schools closed

January 18: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schools closed

February 1: Professional Development Day for 9–12 and 6–12 schools in Districts 1–32 only, students in these schools do not attend; students in K­–5, K–6, 6–8 and K–12 and D75 schools and programs are in attendance

February 12: Lunar New Year, schools closed

February 15–19: Midwinter Recess, schools closed

March 3: Evening parent teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 Schools

March 4: Afternoon parent teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early

March 10: Evening parent teacher conferences for middle schools and district 75 schools and programs

March 11: Afternoon parent teacher conferences for middle schools and district 75 schools and programs; students in these schools dismissed three hours early

March 18: Evening parent teacher conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools

March 19: Afternoon parent teacher conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early

March 29–April 2: Spring Recess, schools closed

May 13: Eid Al-Fitr, schools closed

May 31: Memorial Day, schools closed

June 3: Anniversary Day and Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development, students not in attendance

June 8: Tuesday Clerical Day for K­–5, K–6, 6–8, and K–12 and D75 schools and programs only; students in these schools do not attend. Students in 9–12 and 6–12 schools in Districts 1–32 are in attendance.

June 25: Last day of school for all students

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