FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2018-19

Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2018-19

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August 28, 2018 School Begins
September 3 Labor Day - Student Holiday
September 19 Students Released Three Hours Early
October 8 Columbus Day - Student Holiday
November 2 First Grading Period Ends *+
November 5-6 Student Holidays
November 21-23 Thanksgiving Break
December 14 Students Released Three Hours Early
December 24-January 4, 2019 Winter Break
January 18 Students Released Three Hours Early
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - Student Holiday
January 24 Second Grading Period Ends *+
January 25 Student Holiday
February 4 Student Holiday
February 18 George Washington's Birthday - Presidents' Day -
Student Holiday
March 11 Students Released Three Hours Early
April 4 Third Grading Period Ends *+
April 5 Student Holiday
April 15-19 Spring Break
May 27 Memorial Day - Student Holiday
June 13

Last Day of School (scheduled) **

  • A 2-hour school day for high school students
  • 3-hour early release for middle and elementary school students


* Schools are open.
+ Report cards are provided to parents at the end of each grading
period and at the end of the school year.

Schedule for Last Day of School

The schedule for the last day of school for high schools will be a 2 hour day while middle and elementary schools will operate on a 3-hour early release schedule. As some school bus routes are scheduled to deliver late elementary bell students to school through 9:20 am, buses for some high school routes may be delayed in arriving for dismissal. Transportation supervisors will communicate directly with those affected schools.


Makeup Day Schedule - 
for school days during the current calendar year that were canceled due to inclement weather
Days Missed Makeup Day
(1) November 14 No makeup required
(2) January 14 No makeup required
(3) January 30 No makeup required
(4) February 1 No makeup required
(5) February 20 No makeup required
Up to 18 equivalent days missed (or 112.5 hours) No makeup required
19th missed day April 5 will be considered a makeup day

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 12 days built into the calendar.

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