Standard School Year Calendar

Calendar of holidays, observances breaks, and early release days for the current and upcoming school years

2023-24 School Year Calendar Dates

DateEvent
July 3-4, 2023Holidays | Independence Day Break
August 7-10New Teacher Training
August 14-18Professional Work Days for Staff | 14 - School Planning Day | 15 - Teacher Work Day | 16 - Staff Development Day | 17 - Teacher Work Day | 18 - School Planning Day
August 21First Day of School
September 1-4Holidays | Labor Day Break
September 16Religious and Cultural Observance | Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown 9/15 - sundown 9/17)
September 25Holiday | Yom Kippur 
October 9Student Holiday | Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Staff Development Day for Staff) 
November 1-2Religious and Cultural Observance | All Saints Day / Día de los Muertos
November 3End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release 
November 6Student Holiday (School Planning Day for Staff)
November 7Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day for Staff) | Election Day
November 11Veterans Day
November 12Diwali
November 22-24Holidays | Thanksgiving Break
December 7Religious and Cultural Observance | Chanukah (begins sundown 12/7-sundown 12/15)
December 8Religious and Cultural Observance | Bodhi Day
December 18-31Holidays | Winter Break
December 25Christmas
January 1, 2024Holiday | New Year's Day
January 6Three Kings Day/Epiphany
January 7Orthodox Christmas
January 15Holiday | Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday 
January 19Religious and Cultural Observance | Orthodox Epiphany
January 25End of Second Quarter - 2-hour Early Release 
January 26Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day for Staff - Option to work at an alternate location) 
February 10Lunar New Year
February 14Ash Wednesday
February 19Holiday | Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day
March 5Student Holiday | School Planning Day for Staff | Presidential Primary 
March 11Religious and Cultural Observance | First Full Day of Ramadan (begins sundown 3/10 and continues with daily fast and nightly prayer until 4/9)
March 20Orthodox Ash Wednesday
March 22End of Third Quarter
March 25-29Holidays | Spring Break
March 29Good Friday
March 31Easter
April 1Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day for Staff - Option to work at an alternate location) 
April 2Student Holiday (Staff Development Day for Staff)
April 9Religious and Cultural Observance | Eid al Fitr (begins sundown 4/9 – sundown 4/10)
April 10Holiday | Eid al Fitr (begins sundown 4/9 – sundown 4/10)
April 22Religious and Cultural Observance | First evening of Passover (begins sundown 4/22 - sundown 4/30)
April 23Religious and Cultural Observance | Second evening of Passover
April 24Religious and Cultural Observance | Theravada New Year
May 3Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day for Staff - Option to work at an alternate location) 
May 5Orthodox Easter
May 27Holiday | Memorial Day
June 12Last Day of School / Early Release (time of early release determined by each school)
June 13School Planning Day for Staff
June 14Teacher Work Day for Staff - Option to work at an alternate location
June 17Holiday | Eid-al-Adha (begins sundown 6/16 - sundown 6/17)
June 18Teacher Day for Staff (Option to work at an alternate location)
June 19Holiday | Juneteenth

Understanding the FCPS School Calendar

Get a clear understanding of how to navigate the FCPS calendar and plan your school year effectively.

Related Links

  • Regulation 1344 outlines the guidelines for determining the Standard School Year Calendar.

2024-25 School Year Calendar Dates

DateEvent
July 4, 2024Holiday | Independence Day 
August 5-8New Teacher Training
August 12-16Professional Work Days for Staff | 12 - School Planning Day | 13 - Teacher Work Day | 14 - Staff Development Day | 15 - Teacher Work Day | 16 - School Planning Day
August 19First Day of School
August 30 - September 2Holidays | Labor Day Break
October 3Holiday | Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown 10/2 - sundown 10/4)
October 4Teacher Workday
October 11Religious and Cultural Observance | Yom Kippur (begins sundown 10/11 - sundown 10/12)
October 14Student Holiday | Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Staff Development Day) 
October 31End of First Quarter - 2-hour Early Release 
November 1Holiday | Diwali
November 1-2Religious and Cultural Observance | All Saints Day / Día de los Muertos
November 4Student Holiday (School Planning Day for Staff)
November 5Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day for Staff) | Election Day
November 11Holiday | Veterans Day
November 27-29Holidays | Thanksgiving Break
December 8Bodhi Day
December 23 - January 5Holidays | Winter Break
December 25Christmas
December 25 - January 2Religious and Cultural Observance | Chanukah (begins sundown 12/7-sundown 12/15)
January 1, 2025Holiday | New Year's Day
January 6Religious and Cultural Observance | Three Kings Day/Epiphany
January 7Religious and Cultural Observance | Orthodox Christmas
January 19Orthodox Epiphany
January 20Holiday | Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday 
January 20Holiday | Inauguration Day
January 28End of Second Quarter
January 29Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day) 
January 26Lunar New Year
February 17Holiday | Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day
February 28Religious and Cultural Observance | Ramadan (begins sundown 2/28 and continues with daily fast and nightly prayer until 3/30)
March 1First Full Day of Ramadan (begins sundown 2/28 and continues with daily fast and nightly prayer until 3/30)
March 5Ash Wednesday
March 5Orthodox Ash Wednesday
March 28End of Third Quarter
March 31Holiday | Eid al Fitr (begins sundown 3/30 – sundown 3/31)
April 1Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day for Staff) 
April 12Religious and Cultural Observance | First evening of Passover (begins sundown 4/12 - sundown 4/20)
April 13Theravada New Year
April 14-18Holidays | Spring Break
April 18Good Friday
April 18Orthodox Good Friday
April 20Easter
April 20Orthodox Easter
May 26Holiday | Memorial Day
June 7Eid-al-Adha (begins sundown 6/6 - sundown 6/7)
June 11Last Day of School / Early Release (time of early release determined by each school)
June 12Staff Development Day
June 13School Planning Day
June 16-17Teacher Workdays
June 19Holiday | Juneteenth