2016-2017 Recess and Holidays School Closed/Students Non-Attendance Dates

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  • First day of school: September 8, 2016

  • Sep 12 Eid al-Adha (schools closed)

  • Oct 3-4 Rosh Hashanah (schools closed)

  • Oct 10 Columbus Day Observed (schools closed)

  •  Oct 12 Yom Kippur (schools closed)

  • Nov 8 Election Day. Students do not attend school.

  • Nov 11 Veterans Day (schools closed)

  • Thanksgiving Recess begins: November 24, 2016

  • Winter Recess: December 26, 2016 - January 2, 2017

  • Jan 16 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)

  • Mid-winter Recess: February 20 - February 24, 2017

  • Spring Recess: April 10 - April 18, 2017

  • May 29 Memorial Day (schools closed)

  • Jun 8 Anniversary Day Students do not attend school

  • Jun 12 June Clerical Day Students do not attend school

  • Jun 26 Eid al-Fitr (schools closed)

  • Last day of school: June 28, 2017. Early Dismissal

Achieve NYC Guide PK-12


Read the Achieve NYC Guide to New York City Public Schools to learn more about the New York City Department of Education's initiatives to support Strong Schools and Strong Communities across the city.

This Guide was created for parents like you who are seeking the most current information to enable you to best advocate for your child. Whether you have a child in Pre-K or preparing for college, you can find information on deadlines and requirements at every level.

Find out who's who at your child's school, how to talk to your child's teachers, what student achievement looks like, policies that impact you and your child, the school calendar and information about enrollment, transportation and programs across all grades.