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

The 2023-2024 school year begins on Thursday, September 7, 2023. The last day for all students will be Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

Detailed school year calendars are available online.

View the NYC Public School Calendar for upcoming school years.

If you have questions or concerns about your child’s specific school schedule, contact the school directly. For contact information, visit the School Finder page.

New York City public schools are closed for students on the following days during the 2023–2024 school year.

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.

2023 School Holidays

Monday, September 25Yom Kippur
Monday, October 9Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day
Tuesday, November 7Election Day
Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24Thanksgiving Recess
Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1Winter Recess

2024 School Holidays

Monday, January 15Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 29

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 19 through Friday, February 23

Midwinter Recess

Friday, March 29 through Monday, April 1Easter Weekend
Wednesday, April 10Eid al-Fitr
Monday, April 22 through Tuesday, April 30Spring Recess
Monday, May 27Memorial Day
Thursday, June 6

Anniversary Day/Chancellor's Conference Day

Friday, June 7

Clerical Day for 3K, Pre-K, 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 17

Eid al-Adha

Wednesday, June 19


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 school closure policy, contact them on their website.

All complaints are accepted, including those from DOE employees. If you are a DOE employee, you can submit your complaint with your school principal or on the DOE 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 restrictions remain in effect while schools are in session.

Parking is allowed in school zones only 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.

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 make sure that it's in recess. To look up information for a public school, go to the School Finder page.

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

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