Well, you can start planning your future vacations… at the Nov. 16 School Board meeting, district officials presented calendars for the next two school years— 2018-19 and 2019-20.
The two calendars have similar features, including holidays at Labor Day in September and MLK Day in January, a short fall break in October, a week-long break at Thanksgiving, up to two weeks for students at winter break, spring break, and two dates in the spring scheduled as inclement weather make-up days (or student/staff holidays if not needed).
The first day of school next school year will be Monday, Aug. 6, with and ending date of Wednesday, May 22. Families have a five-day weekend in early October with a fall break starting Thursday, Oct. 4, and students returning to school on Tuesday, Oct. 9. (Teachers will have a professional development day on Monday, Oct. 8.)
The district also has a student and staff holiday scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6, on Election Day. Many schools are used as polling places and experience high traffic during presidential and gubernatorial election years, so calendars are adjusted to be closed on “even” years. Georgians will select a new governor in 2018.
Winter break for students will start on Friday, Dec. 21, and students will be back in the classroom on Thursday, Jan. 3. Make-up days are set for Feb. 15 and March 29, both Fridays. Students also have a holiday on Monday, Feb. 18. Spring Break is April 1-5.
Find a copy of both calendars on the GCPS website.