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New York City Public School Calendar 2012-2013

Schedule of NYC Public School Holidays and Other Important Dates

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For New York City public school students and the parents who love them, it's important to keep informed about the key dates in the public school calendar.

Please see the schedule below for important dates in the 2012-2013 New York City public school calendar -- including holidays, recesses, and first and last day of school.
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2012: Classroom teachers and key staff members report for work.


  • Thursday, September 6, 2012: First day of school for all students. Early dismissal for non-District 75 Kindergarten students only.


  • Friday, September 7, 2012: First full day for non-District 75 Kindergarten students. Partial school time for Pre-kindergarten public school students.


  • Monday, September 10, 2012: First full day for Pre-kindergarten public school students.


  • Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18, 2012: Schools closed for Rosh Hashanah


  • Wednesday, September 26, 2012: Schools closed for Yom Kippur


  • Monday, October 8, 2012: Schools closed for Columbus Day


  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012: Pre-kindergarten Non-Attendance Day


  • Tuesday, November 6, 2012: Students off for Election Day


  • Monday, November 12, 2012: Schools closed for Veterans Day


  • Thursday, November 22, 2012 and Friday, November 23, 2012: Schools closed for Thanksgiving Recess


  • Wednesday, December 5, 2012: Pre-kindergarten Non-Attendance Day


  • Monday, December 24, 2012 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013: Schools closed for Winter Recess (including Christmas Day and New Year's Day)


  • Monday, January 21, 2013: Schools closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


  • Monday, January 28, 2013: End of Fall Term ends for high school students. High school students off. All other students will be in attendance.


  • Wednesday, February 6, 2013: Pre-kindergarten Non-Attendance Day


  • Monday, February 18, 2013 through Friday, February 22, 2013: Schools closed for Midwinter Recess (including Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday)


  • Monday, March 25, 2013 through Tuesday, April 2, 2013: Schools closed for Spring Recess (including Good Friday, Easter and Passover)


  • Wednesday, April 10, 2013: Pre-kindergarten Non-Attendance Day


  • Monday, May 27, 2013: Schools closed for Memorial Day


  • Thursday, June 6, 2013: Students off for staff development day


  • , June 21, 2013: Students in high schools administering Regents exams will not be in attendance on Regents Rating Day


  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS. Early dismissal for students.

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