NYC 2019-2020 School Year Calendar: First Day of School, Vacations

New York City public school students will return to class on Sept. 5.

Here are the dates you need to know for the 2019-20 school year.

Summer won’t officially end until Sept. 23, but it might as well be over on Sept. 5 for New York City’s public school students. That’s when they will head back to class for the first day of school, according to the Department of Education’s 2019-20 school year calendar.

The calendar includes nearly 30 important dates, including vacations, holidays and parent-teacher conference days. See the list below and mark your calendars now. Also check the links to download the calendar yourself so you don’t forget.

  • Sept. 5 — First day of school for all students
  • Sept. 12 — Parent-teacher conferences for elementary and K-8 schools (evening)
  • Sept. 19 —Parent-teacher conferences for middle schools (evening)
  • Sept. 26 — Parent-teacher conferences for high schools, K-12 schools and 6-12 schools (evening)
  • Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 — Rosh Hashanah (no school)
  • Oct. 9 — Yom Kippur (no school)
  • Oct. 14 — Columbus Day (no school)
  • Nov. 5 — Election Day/Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development (students don’t attend school)
  • Nov. 6 to 7 — Parent-teacher conferences for middle schools and District 75 programs (evening and afternoon)
  • Nov. 11 — Veterans Day (no school)
  • Nov. 13 to 14 — Parent-teacher conferences for elementary and K-8 schools (evening and afternoon)
  • Nov. 21 to 22 — Parent-teacher conferences for high schools, K-12 schools and 6-12 schools (evening and afternoon)
  • Nov. 28 to 29 — Thanksgiving recess
  • Dec. 24 to Jan. 1 — Winter recess
  • Jan. 20 — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
  • Jan. 27 — Clerical day for upper grades (no school for high school and 6-12 students, except those enrolled in a District 75 program)
  • Jan. 28 — Spring term begins (for students in semester-model schools)
  • Feb. 17 to 21 — Midwinter recess
  • March 4 to 5 — Parent-teacher conferences for elementary and K-8 schools (evening and afternoon)
  • March 12 to 13 — Parent-teacher conferences for middle schools and District 75 programs (evening and afternoon)
  • March 19 to 20 — Parent-teacher conferences for high schools, K-12 schools and 6-12 schools (evening and afternoon)
  • April 9 to 17 — Spring recess
  • May 7 — Parent-teacher conferences for elementary and K-8 schools (evening)
  • May 14 — Parent-teacher conferences for middle schools (evening)
  • May 21 — Parent-teacher conferences for high schools, K-12 schools and 6-12 schools (evening)
  • May 25 — Memorial Day (no school)
  • June 4 — Anniversary Day/Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development (no school for students)
  • June 9 — Clerical day for lower grades (No school for elementary, middle and District 75 students)
  • June 26 — Last day of school for all students