2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar

Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21

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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 -
Student Holiday
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
June 11

Last Day of School (scheduled) ++

  • High School - 2-hour school day
  • Middle School & Elementary School - 3-hour early release


+ 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.