FCPS Calendar


Fairfax County Public School calendar on their website

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.

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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 Holiday – 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) **
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 Days
Up to 12 equivalent days missed (or 72 hours) No makeup required
13th missed day No makeup required
14th missed day April 5 will be considered a makeup day
15th 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 12 days built into the calendar.