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    2019-20 School Year Calendar 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.

    Aug. 19 – 23 Jump Start, a sneak peek at school for incoming kindergartners. Read more about Jump Start.

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

    Wed., Sept. 4 – Fri., Sept. 6 Family Connection Conferences for incoming kindergarten and preschool families. Read more about Family Connections Conferences.

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

    Mon., Sept. 16, 2019 First day of school for Developmental Preschool

    Mon., Sept. 16 – Wed., Sept. 18 Family Connection Conferences for part-day Head Start families.

    Thurs., Sept. 19, 2019 First day of school for part-day Head Start students

    Fri., Oct. 11 State In-service Day (no school)

    Mon., Nov. 11 Veterans Day (no school)

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

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

    Fri., Dec. 20 1-hour early dismissal (winter break)

    Dec. 23, 2019 – Jan. 3, 2020 Winter break (no school)

    Mon., Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

    Wed., Jan. 29 Day between semesters (no school) *possible snow make-up day (1 of 3)

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

    April 13 – 17 Spring break (no school)

    Mon., May 25 Memorial Day (no school)

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

    Thurs., 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 28 Semester 1
    • January 30 - June 18 Semester 2

    Quarters

    • September 4 - November 6 Quarter 1
    • November 7 - January 28 Quarter 2
    • 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