Posted: October 15, 2018

Seeking Input on Proposed 2019-20 Calendar

APS is considering an August 12 start date; the last day of school would be May 21.

The proposed 2019-20 school calendar has students returning to class on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Teachers and school staff would return a week earlier on Aug. 5. Winter break would stretch from Dec. 23 through Jan. 6 for students, with teachers returning on Jan. 6 for training. Second semester would start on Jan. 7. Spring break would be March 9-13, aligning with UNM's spring break. The last day of school would be Thursday, May 21, 2020.

The suggested calendar was developed by a committee made up of principals, union representatives and administrators.

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Students, parents and the community are encouraged to comment on the proposed calendar, which will go back to committee and then to the Board of Education for final approval. Send comments and .

The proposal for 2019-20 has many similarities to this year's calendar including a two-day fall break during the Balloon Fiesta, a three-day break at Thanksgiving and time off for Labor Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day and the Vernal Holiday. Schools also would be closed on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

Here are important school dates for the proposed 2019-20 calendar:

Aug. 5 First day back for teachers, school staff
Aug. 12

First day of school

Sept. 2 Labor Day (schools and offices closed)
Oct. 10-11 Fall Break (schools closed)
Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov. 11 Veterans Day (schools closed)
Nov. 25-26 Elementary School Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break (schools closed; offices closed Nov. 28-29)

Dec. 23-Jan. 3

Winter Break (schools closed; offices closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1)

Jan. 6

Teacher training day (no school for students)
Jan. 7 First day of second semester
Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)
Feb. 17 Presidents Day (schools and offices closed)
Feb. 27-28 Middle and High School Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 5-6 Elementary School Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 9-13 Spring Break (schools closed)
April 10 Vernal Holiday (schools and offices closed)
May 21 Last day of school
May 22-27 Weather make-up days
May 25 Memorial Day (schools and offices closed)