News Release, Maryland State Department of Education

2019-2020 Opening and Closing Dates for Maryland Public Schools

(Revised July 16, 2019)

First Day MESA Thanksgiving Winter Break Spring Break Other closings Last day

CalvertSept 3Oct 18Nov 27-29Dec 23-Jan Apr 8-139/27, 11/11, 1/20, 2/17, 2/18, 4/28, 5/25June 1
CharlesSept 3Nov 27-29Dec 23-Jan 1Apr 10-149/13, 10/14, 11/11, 1/20, 1/21, 2/17, 4/28, 5/25
June 15
St. Mary’sSept 3##Nov 27-29Dec 23-Jan 1Apr 6-139/20, 10/14, 11/11, 1/20, 2/17, 4/27, 4/28, 5/25
June 18

MSEA:Maryland State Education Association

##St. Mary’s:Aug. 14th Chesapeake Public Charter School

School calendars are developed by local school system leaders in accordance with state law. There are laws that define required state holidays and the number of days and hours that schools must be open for pupil attendance. The Maryland State Department of Education does not dictate school start dates, teacher professional learning days, or the length of winter and spring breaks. These decisions are made at the local school system level with the input of stakeholders to best meet the needs of the school community.

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