2019-20 School Year Calendar

The 2019-20 School Year Calendar, dates listed below, was approved by the School Board in January 2019.

The school calendar is negotiated between Seattle Education Association and the district. The Seattle School Board adopted the 2019-20 school calendar at the Jan. 23 board meeting.

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.

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

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

Mon., Nov. 11 Veterans Day (no 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)

Tues., Jan. 28 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 18, 2020 Last day of school (1-hour early dismissal) *possible snow make-up days June 19 and 22