2017-2018 Holidays and Key Dates – Calendar – New York City Department of Education
2017-2018 Holidays and Key Dates
Always check with your school for additional important dates and events.
September 2017 September 7 First day of school. Early dismissal for kindergarten. Partial day for pre-k September 8 First full day for kindergarten. Partial day for pre-k September 21-22 Rosh Hashanah: schools closed
October 9 Columbus Day observed: schools closed
November 7 Election Day: students do not attend school November 23-24 Thanksgiving recess: schools closed
December 25-29 Winter recess: schools closed
January 1 Winter recess cont’d. January 2 School resumes January 15 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: schools closed January 26 Scoring Day for High Schools: high school students do not attend January 29 Chancellor’s Conference Day in High Schools: high school students do not attend January 30 Spring term begins for high school students
February 16 Lunar New Year February 19-23 Midwinter recess: schools closed March March 30 Spring recess: schools closed
April 2-6 Spring recess: schools closed
May 28 Memorial Day: schools closed
June 7 Anniversary Day: students do not attend June 11 Clerical Day: elementary & middle school students do not attend June 15 Eid al-Fitr: schools closed June 22 Regents Rating Day: high school students do not attend June 26 Last day of school for all studentsPrint a one-page flyer of the School Calendar.
View the 2017-2018 school calendar with disclosures and legal notices.
- September 7 is a full day for all D75 students, including kindergarten students
- January 26 and January 29: High school students in D75 schools do attend
- June 11: Students in D75 schools do not attend school
- June 22: High school students in D75 schools do attend
Send school holidays and key dates to your personal calendar on your phone or computer.
Parent-teacher conference dates are citywide however, some schools may hold their conferences on alternative dates. In addition to the dates below, most schools will hold an evening conference for families in September and May. Please check with your school for specific schedules.
Fall 2017 November 9-10 High school November 13-14 District 75 school programs November 15-16 Elementary school November 29-30 Middle school
March 6-7 Middle school March 8-9 High school March 12-13 District 75 school programs March 14-15 Elementary school
Check with your school about test dates for your child and what Regents days your high school may not hold classes. Get information about all the tests administered in New York City schools.
New York State Regents and RCT Exams March 21 SAT exam April 11-13 New York State English Language Arts Exams May 1-3 New York State Mathematics Exams
Get summer school information and schedules on the Summer in the City page.
July 5 New York State Regents and RCT Exams August 10 last day of Summer in the City (elementary and middle schools) August 15 last day of Summer in the City (high schools) August 16 & 17 Regents exams
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View the central calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.
Read the Emergency School Closing Procedures.