School Year Calendar 2015-16



September 8, 2015

School Begins

October 9

Student Holiday

October 12

Columbus Day Holiday - Student Holiday

October 30

First Grading Period Ends*+
Students Released 2 Hours Early

November 2 - 3

Student Holidays

November 25

Students Released 2 Hours Early

November 26 - 27

Thanksgiving Break

December 18

Students Released 2 Hours Early

December 21- January 1, 2016

Winter Break


January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Holiday

January 19

Student Holiday

February 4

Second Grading Period Ends*+
Students Released 2 Hours Early

February 5

Student Holiday

February 15

George Washington’s Birthday - Presidents' Day Holiday - Student Holiday

March 1

Student Holiday - Presidential Primary Election


March 21 - 25

Spring Break

March 28

Student Holiday

April 21

Third Grading Period Ends*+
Students Released 2 Hours Early

April 22

Student Holiday

May 30

Memorial Day Holiday - Student Holiday

June 23

Last Day of School*+N
Students Released 2 Hours Early



Schools are open.


Report cards are provided to parents at the end of each grading period and at the end of the school year.


Early release on the last official day of school.


Makeup Day Schedule

Days Missed

Makeup Days

Up to 12.7 equivalent days missed (or 76 hours)
Days Missed:

Jan. 21
Jan. 22
Jan. 25
Jan. 26
Jan. 27
Jan. 28
Jan. 29
Feb. 16



No makeup required

14th missed day

No makeup required

15th missed day

April 22 will be considered a makeup day

16th missed day

No makeup required

The guidelines for determining the Standard School Year Calendar are outlined in Regulation 1344acrobat icon.

Makeup days may be used to ensure 990 hours of instruction. Missed days, delayed openings, and early dismissals must be considered in the calculation of these hours.

State code requires school districts to make up the first five missed days of school, and then requires only every other day of missed school to be made up. Currently, FCPS has the equivalent of 12.7 days (76 hours) built into the calendar.

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Last Updated

February 19, 2016