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The NYC Public School Calendar lists important dates for parents and students during the school year, including:

  • Holiday closures
  • Parent teacher conferences
  • Half-days and early dismissals
  • Enrollment deadlines
  • Public meetings

View the 2022-23 NYC Public School Calendar.

The 2022-2023 school year begins on Thursday, September 8, 2022. 

The last day for all students is Tuesday, June 27, 2023.

Please note that on “snow days” or days when school buildings are closed due to an emergency, all students and families should plan on participating in remote learning.

Planned Closures

New York City public schools are closed for students on the following days:

2022

DateHoliday
Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, October 5 Yom Kippur
Monday, October 10Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day
Tuesday, November 8Election Day
Friday, November 11Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25Thanksgiving Recess
Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30Winter Recess

2023

DateHoliday
Monday, January 2

New Year's Day (Observed)

Monday, January 16Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 30

Professional Development Day for high schools and 6 -12 schools; students in these schools do not attend. All other public schools are open.

Monday, February 20 through Friday, February 24Midwinter Recess (includes Presidents Day and Lincoln's Birthday (Observed))
Thursday, April 6First Day of Passover
Friday, April 7Second Day of Passover/Good Friday
Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14Spring Recess
Friday, April 21Eid al-Fitr
Monday, May 29Memorial Day
Thursday, June 8

Anniversary Day/Chancellor's Conference Day

Friday, June 9

Clerical Day for elementary schools, middle schools, K–12 schools, and standalone D75 programs; students in these schools do not attend. All other public schools are open.

Monday, June 19Juneteenth

If there is severe weather or an emergency, public schools may:

  • Close school buildings
  • Open buildings late or dismiss students early
  • Cancel field trips or after school activities
  • Move to all-remote learning

If there are going to be closures or changes to the schedule, the Department of Education will make an announcement as early as possible before 5 AM on the affected day.

You can check school status on:

Yellow school bus service may also be delayed or suspended because of severe weather or road conditions. If schools are open, yellow school buses should be operating. For more information about school buses, visit the School Transportation page.

If schools remain open during severe weather or Citywide emergencies, parents should use their discretion when deciding whether to allow their children to attend school.

Provide Feedback

To provide comments or complaints about DOE's closure policy, contact them on their website.

Contact the Department of Education.

Charter and private schools do not have to follow the public school calendar or DOE's school closure policy for severe weather or emergencies.

You should contact your child's school directly for information.

Parking is allowed in school zones when school is in recess. However, you should be aware that specific schools may be open on holidays and during summer vacations. Parking restrictions would remain in effect.

Parking restrictions remain in effect while schools are doing remote learning.

Also, when schools are open for summer sessions, teacher meetings, or similar activities, the parking regulations apply on such days, even if students aren't attending.

You should contact the specific school to verify that it's in recess.

To look up information for a public school, go to the School Finder page.

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