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    Posted on 01/06/2020
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    School Year Calendar

     

    2020-21 School Year Dates

    Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated between Seattle Education Association and the district, the first day is outlined as the first Wednesday of September.

    Pending Seattle School Board approval, this would make Wednesday, September 2, 2020 the first day for the next school year, the first time in many years school will begin before the Labor Day holiday.

    The board will vote to approve the 2020-21 school calendar on Wednesday, January 22. Next year's school year dates will be posted to this webpage and web calendars once approved by the School Board.

     

    2019-20 School Year Dates

    Students are released 75 minutes early every Wednesday, except for the first day of school. This is to support improved teacher collaboration and student academic performance.

    August - Jump Start, a sneak peek at school for incoming kindergartners. Read more about Jump Start.

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 First day of school for 1st – 12 grade students (regular school hours apply, no early release)

    September 4 – September 6 Family Connection Conferences for incoming kindergarten and preschool families. Read more about Family Connections Conferences.

    September 9 First day of school for kindergarten, Seattle Preschool Program and full-day Head Start students (three-day delayed start for Family Connection)

    October 11 State In-service Day (no school)

    November 11 Veterans Day (no school)

    November 25 – 27 Elementary conference days (no school for elementary and K-8 students; varies by school)

    November 28 – 29 Thanksgiving break (no school) Nov. 28 Thanksgiving, Nov. 29 Native American Heritage Day

    December 20 1-hour early dismissal (winter break)

    December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020 Winter break (no school)

    Monday, January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

    Wednesday, January 29 Snow Day Make-up day (school is in session) The 2020 day between semesters, Wednesday, January 29, has been confirmed as the the make-up day for the snow day on January 15. (1 of 3 possible snow make-up days)

    February 17 – 21 Mid-winter break including Presidents Day (no school)

    April 13 – 17 Spring break (no school)

    Monday, May 25 Memorial Day (no school)

    Thursday, June 11 - Wednesday, June 17 High School Graduations Read more about graduation dates and locations for June 2020.

    Thursday, June 18, 2020 Last day of school (1-hour early dismissal) *possible snow make-up days June 19 and 22

    Term Dates

    School Year

    September 4, 2019 - June 18, 2020

    Semesters

    • September 4 - January 29 Semester 1
      (Note: semester was extended by one day due to the snow make up.)
    • January 30 - June 18 Semester 2

    Quarters

    • September 4 - November 6 Quarter 1
    • November 7 - January 29 Quarter 2
      (Note: quarter was extended by one day due to the snow make up.)
    • January 30 - April 8 Quarter 3
    • April 9 - June 18 Quarter 4

    Trimesters

    • September 4 - November 29 Trimester 1
    • December 2 - March 18 Trimester 2
    • March 19 - June 18 Trimester 3

    Assessment Calendars

    View K-8 and 9-12 grade assessment calendars, which have the windows that schools use to schedule assessment testing.

    Sharing Dates to Web-Calendars

    Click the links below to find the web-based calendar for these dates based on school type that you can share to personal web calendars. Once on the calendar, select the "Share" icon and select iCal/RSS feed.

    Printable Calendars

    2019-20 Calendar Dates for Annual Recognitions and Observances

    2019-20 Calendar Dates for Annual Recognitions and Observances

    September

    • Sept. 15–Oct. 15 Hispanic Heritage Month
    • Sept. 8-14, 2019 National Arts in Education Week
    • Sept. 2, 2019 Labor Day
    • Sept. 17, 2019 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
    • Sept. 24, 2019 Voter Registration Day

    October

    • Disability History Month
    • National Bullying Prevention Month
    • Principal Appreciation Month
    • National Physical Therapy Month
    • Filipino American History Month
    • Oct. 2, 2019 National Custodial Worker’s Day
    • Oct. 14, 2019 Indigenous Peoples’ Day
    • Oct. 17, 2019 The Great Washington Shake Out
    • Oct. 14-18, 2019 National School Lunch Week
    • Oct. 21–25, 2019 National School Bus Safety Week

    November

    • Native American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
    • Nov. 3, 2019 Daylight Savings Time Ends
    • Nov. 5, 2019 Election Day
    • Nov. 11, 2019 (observed) Veterans Day
    • Nov. 18–22, 2019 American Education Week
    • Nov. 20, 2019 Education Support Professionals Day
    • Nov. 22, 2019 Substitute Educators Day
    • Nov. 28, 2019 Thanksgiving
    • Nov. 29, 2019 Native American Heritage Day

    December

    • Dec. 10, 2019 Human Rights Day

    January

    • School Board Recognition Month
    • Jan. 1, 2020 New Year’s Day
    • Jan. 16, 2020 Temperance and Good Citizenship Day
    • Jan. 20, 2020 (observed) Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    February

    • Black History Month
    • Career and Technical Education Month
    • Feb. 3–7, 2020 Black Lives Matter at School Week
    • Feb. 3–7, 2020 National School Counseling Week
    • Feb. 11, 2020 National African-American Parent Involvement Day
    • Feb. 17, 2020 Presidents Day

    March

    • Women’s History Month
    • National Music in our Schools Month
    • National Irish American Heritage Month
    • March 8, 2020 Daylight Savings Time Begins
    • March 2-6, 2020 Classified Employee Appreciation Week

    April

    • Arab American Heritage Month
    • School Library Month
    • Occupational Therapy Month
    • April 4, 2020 National School Librarian Day
    • April 20–24, 2020 Public School Volunteer Week
    • April 22, 2020 Earth Day
    • April 22, 2020 Administrative Professionals’ Day

    May

    • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
    • Jewish American Heritage Month
    • National Bike Month
    • Better Hearing and Speech Month
    • May 4–8, 2020 Teacher Appreciation Week
    • May 5, 2020 Teacher Appreciation Day
    • May 6, 2020 National School Nurse Day
    • May 25, 2020 Memorial Day

    June

    • LGBTQ Pride Month
    • June 19, 2020 Juneteenth

    July

    • July 3, 2020 Independence Day (Observed)
    • July 4, 2020 Independence Day

    August

    • National Back to School Month
    • Aug. 26, 2020 Women’s Equality Day