Fairfax School Calendar Revised


The Fairfax County School Board has approved revisions to the 2019-20 calendar.

During its 2019 session, Virginia’s General Assembly approved a bill providing school divisions with additional flexibility in choosing their opening date.  A condition for that flexibility in most school divisions was the required provision of a four-day weekend for Labor Day, from Friday through Monday.

To meet that requirement, one revision to the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) 2019-2020 calendar now designates Friday, August 30, 2019 as a student holiday.

The board also voted to move the March school planning day to Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to accommodate the 2020 presidential primary. March 3, 2020 is now a student holiday.

Additionally, the board moved the October 4, 2019 teacher workday to Friday, August 16, 2019.  October 4, 2019 is now an instructional day.

The complete 2019-20 calendar is available here.



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