2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar

Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2019-20

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August 26, 2019 School Begins
September 2 Labor Day - Student Holiday
October 4 Student Holiday
October 14 Columbus Day - Student Holiday
November 1 First Grading Period Ends *+
November 4-5 Student Holidays
November 27-29 Thanksgiving Break
December 23-January 3, 2020 Winter Break
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 -
Student Holiday
March 13 Student Holiday
April 3 Third Grading Period Ends *+
April 6-10 Spring Break
April 13 Student Holiday
May 25 Memorial Day - Student Holiday
June 12

Last Day of School (scheduled) **

Students Released Three 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 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.

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