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, 2017 School Begins
September 4 Labor Day – Student Holiday
Septmeber 22 Student Holiday
October 9 Columbus Day Holiday – Student Holiday
November 3 First Grading Period Ends*+
Students Released 2 Hours Early
November 6 – 7 Student Holidays
November 22 Students Released 2 Hours Early*
November 23 – 24 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 18- Jan 1, 2018 Winter Break
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday – Student Holiday
January 25 Second Grading Period Ends*+
Students Released 2 Hours Early
January 26,29 Student Holiday
February 19 George Washington’s Birthday – Presidents’ Day – Student Holiday
March 26-30 Spring Break
April 2 Student Holiday
April 13 Third Grading Period Ends*+
Students Released 2 Hours Early
April 16 Student Holiday
May 28 Memorial Day – Student Holiday
June 15 Last Day of School (Scheduled)**
* 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 13 equivalent days missed (or 78 hours) No makeup required
14th missed day No makeup required
15th missed day April 16 will be considered a makeup day
16th 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 13 days built into the calendar.