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Posted: December 20, 2018

Board Approves 2019-2020 Calendar

Most students return to school on Monday, Aug. 12, and wrap up the school year on Friday, May 22.

Next year's calendar, approved by the APS Board of Education, has many similarities to this year's including a two-day fall break during Balloon Fiesta, a three-day break at Thanksgiving, two weeks for winter break, a week for spring break and time off for Labor Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day and the Vernal Holiday. It also includes a teacher training day after winter break, which extends the students' holiday.

In addition, schools will be closed on Nov. 5 for Election Day.

Students who attend one of the eight APS elementary schools on an alternative calendar will head back to school on July 23, with teachers returning on July 16. 

The calendar was developed by a committee that included board members, principals, union representatives, and administrators. The committee sought public comment on its proposed calendar before making a final recommendation to the Board of Education.

Important dates for 2019-2020:

DATE

DESCRIPTION

STATUS

Aug. 5, 2019 First day back for teachers, school staff No classes for students
Aug. 12 First Day of School
Sept. 2 Labor Day Schools and administrative offices closed
Oct. 10-11 Fall Break Schools closed
Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences No classes for students
Nov. 5 Election Day Schools closed
Nov. 11 Veterans Day Schools closed
Nov. 25-26 Elementary School Parent-Teacher Conferences No classes for students
Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break Schools and administrative offices closed
Dec. 23-Jan. 3 Winter Break Schools closed; administrative offices closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1
Jan. 6, 2020 Teacher Work Day No classes for students
Jan. 7 First Day of Second Semester Students return from winter break
Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schools closed
Feb. 17 Presidents Day Schools and administrative offices closed
March 12-13 Elementary, Middle and High School Parent-Teacher Conferences No classes for students
March 30-April 3 Spring Break Schools closed
April 10 Vernal Holiday Schools and administrative offices closed
May 11-16 High School Graduations
May 22 Last Day of School
May 26-28 Weather Make-up Days
May 25 Memorial Day Schools and administrative offices closed