2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar
Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21
Printable Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-2021
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|September 8, 2020||School Begins|
|October 12||Indigenous People's Day - Student Holiday|
|October 30||First Grading Period Ends +|
|November 2-3||Student Holidays|
|November 25-27||Thanksgiving Break - Student Holiday|
|December 21 - January 1, 2021||Winter Break - Student Holiday|
|January 18||Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student Holiday|
|January 22||Second Grading Period Ends +|
|January 25||Student Holiday|
|February 15||George Washington's Birthday - Presidents' Day -
|March 5||2-hour Early Release|
|March 8||Student Holiday|
|March 26||Third Grading Period Ends +|
|March 29 - April 2||Spring Break - Student Holiday|
|April 5||Student Holiday|
|May 31||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 18 equivalent days missed (or 113.75 hours)||No makeup required|
|19th missed day||April 5 will be considered a makeup day|
|20th 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 18 days built into the calendar.