2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar *
Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2019-20
|August 26, 2019||School Begins|
|August 30 - September 2||Labor Day Break - Student Holiday|
|October 14||Columbus Day - Student Holiday|
|November 1||First Grading Period Ends +|
|November 4-5||Student Holidays|
|November 27-29||Thanksgiving Break - Student Holiday|
|December 23-January 3, 2020||Winter Break - Student Holiday|
|January 20||Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student Holiday|
|January 24||Second Grading Period Ends +|
|January 27-28||Student Holidays|
|February 17||George Washington's Birthday - Presidents' Day -
|March 3||Student Holiday|
|April 3||Third Grading Period Ends +|
|April 6-10||Spring Break - Student Holiday|
|April 13||Student Holiday|
|May 25||Memorial Day - Student Holiday|
Last Day of School (scheduled) ++
|+||Schools are open.|
|++||Early release on the last official day of school.|
|Makeup Day Schedule|
|Days Missed||Makeup Day|
|Up to 20 equivalent days missed (or 125 hours)||No makeup required|
|21st missed day||April 13 will be considered a makeup day|
|22nd missed day||No makeup required|
The guidelines for determining the Standard School Year Calendar are outlined in Regulation 1344.
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 20 days built into the calendar.
Printable Standard Calendar for School Year 2019-2020 *
* Amended on 4/26/19
The 2019-2020 calendar was approved at the School Board's June 28, 2018, regular meeting. A revised 2019-2020 calendar was adopted on April 25, 2019 due to recent state legislation changes for the opening of school prior to the Labor Day holiday. Specifically, the Friday prior to Labor Day must now be a holiday. Additionally, the revised calendar includes making Friday, October 4, 2019 an instructional day to accommodate the new Labor Day holiday and moving Friday, March 13, 2020 School Planning Day (SP) to Tuesday, March 3, 2020 to accommodate the 2020 Presidential Primary.