Schedule Changes (Closings or Delays)
When Fairfax County Public Schools have a schedule change (closing or delay) due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the information is communicated as soon as the decision is made on this web site, on cable TV Channel 21, via email through Keep in Touch, on area radio and television stations, and on Facebook and Twitter.
|August 26, 2019||School Begins|
|August 30 – September 2||Labor Day – Student Holiday|
|October 14||Columbus Day Holiday – 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 Holiday|
|February 17||George Washington’s Birthday – Presidents’ Day –
|March 3||Student Holiday|
|April 3||Third Grading Period Ends +|
|April 6-10||Spring Break|
|April 13||Student Holiday|
|May 25||Memorial Day – Student Holiday|
|June 12||Last Day of School (scheduled) ++
Students Released Three Hours Early
|+||Schools are open.|
|++||Early release on the last official day of school.|
|Makeup Day Schedule|
|Days Missed||Makeup Days|
|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 20 days built into the calendar.