The NYC School Calendar for 2021-2022

The DOE officially released the NYC School Calendar for 2021-2022: Learn about days off, conferences and more

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The new term is set to begin mid-September and the Department of Education just released the NYC School Calendar for 2020-2021. Look no further to find parent-teacher conferences, early dismissals and more.

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The 2021-2022 term: 

September 13: First day of school for students

September 16: Yom Kippur, schools closed

October 11: Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People's Day, schools closed

November 2: Election Day, fully remote, asynchronous instructional day for all students

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

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

November 10: Evening parent teacher conferences for high schools, K-12, and 6-12 schools

November 11: Veterans Day, schools closed

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

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

November 17: Evening parent teacher conferences for middle schools and District 75 school programs

November 18: Afternoon conferences for middle schools and District 75 school programs; students in these schools dismissed three hours early

November 25-26: Thanksgiving Recess, schools closed

December 24–January 1: Winter Recess, schools closed

January 17: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schools closed

January 31: Professional Development Day for 9–12 and 6–12 schools, students in these schools do not attend

February 1: Lunar New Year, schools closed

February 21-25: Midwinter Recess, schools closed

March 2: Evening parent teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 Schools

March 3: Afternoon parent teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early

March 9: Evening parent teacher conferences for middle schools and district 75 schools and programs

March 10: Afternoon parent teacher conferences for middle schools and district 75 schools and programs; students in these schools dismissed three hours early

March 16: Evening parent teacher conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools

March 18: Afternoon parent teacher conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early

April 15-22: Spring Recess, schools closed

May 2: Eid Al-Fitr, schools closed

May 30: Memorial Day, schools closed

June 7: Clerical Day, K-5, K-6, 6-8, and K-12 schools and D75 programs, students in these schools do not attend

June 9: Anniversary Day and Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development, students do not attend

June 20: Juneteenth (observed), schools closed

June 27: Last day of school for all students