Fairfax County Public Schools Calendar for School Year 2019-20

County School Calendar

Most families are stocked up on school supplies now that tax-free weekend is behind us but do you know when school starts?  For Fairfax County and DC public schools, school starts on August 26, 2019.  For Alexandria City Public Schools, it’s September 3, 2019.

Here is the full list of dates to know for this school year for Fairfax County Public Schools (source: https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2019-20-standard-school-year-calendar):

August 26, 2019 School Begins
August 30 – September 2 Labor Day Break – Student Holiday
October 14 Columbus Day – Student Holiday
November 1 First Grading Period Ends +
November 4-5 Student Holidays
November 27-29 Thanksgiving Break – Student Holiday
December 23-January 3, 2020 Winter Break – Student Holiday
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday – Student Holiday
January 24 Second Grading Period Ends +
January 27-28 Student Holidays
February 17 George Washington’s Birthday – Presidents’ Day –
Student Holiday
March 3 Student Holiday
April 3 Third Grading Period Ends +
April 6-10 Spring Break – Student Holiday
April 13 Student Holiday
May 25 Memorial Day – Student Holiday
June 12 Last Day of School (scheduled) ++

  • High School – 2-hour school day
  • Middle School & Elementary School – 3-hour early release


+ Schools are open.
++ Early release on the last official day of school.


Makeup Day Schedule
Days Missed Makeup Day
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

Do you have questions about Fairfax County schools or what’s it’s like to live here?  Give us a call at (571) 275-0871 or e-mail [email protected]  We’re never too busy to help!


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