2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar
Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2019-20
|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 -
|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|
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 19 days built into the calendar.