DeKalb Schools 2018-2019 Calendar

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DeKalb Schools 2018-2019 Calendar

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The Calendar Committee “was comprised of a variety of stakeholder groups, including students, parents, community/business partners, school-level staff, and district level advisers.” The Calendar Committee discussed the number of days per year, number of days per semester, inclement weather/emergency days, testing windows, spring breaks, holidays, school breaks, and other metro area school districts’ calendars.

2018-2019 Calendar
2019-2020 Calendar

DeKalb Schools 2018 – 2020 Calendar

DeKalb Schools Calendar 2018-2019 2019-2020
Pre-planning Jul 30 – Aug 3, 2018 Jul 29 – Aug 2, 2019
First day of school Aug 6, 2018 Aug 5, 2019
Labor Day Sep 3, 2018 Sep 2, 2019
Fall Break (Including Columbus Day) Oct 4 – 8, 2018 Oct 10 – 14, 2019
Election Day/Teacher’s Workday Nov 6, 2018 Nov 5, 2019
Thanksgiving Break Nov 19 – 23, 2018 Nov 25 – 29, 2019
Last day of 1st semester Dec 21, 2018 Dec 20, 2019
Winter Break Dec 24, 2018 – Jan 3, 2019 Dec 23, 2018 – Jan 2, 2020
Post planning 1st semester/ Pre-planning 2nd semester Jan 4, 2019 Jan 3, 2020
First day of 2nd semester Jan 7, 2019 Jan 6, 2020
Martin L. King Day Jan 21, 2019 Jan 20, 2020
Feb Break (Including President’s Day) Feb 15 – 18, 2019 Feb 14 – 17, 2020
Professional Learning Day Mar 8, 2019 Mar 13, 2020
Spring Break Apr 1 – 5, 2019 Apr 6 – 10, 2020
Last day of school May 23, 2019 May 21, 2020
Post planning May 24, 2019 May 22, 2020

12 responses to “DeKalb Schools 2018-2019 Calendar

  1. When will the 2019/2020 be discussed-approved?

  2. Hello Amanda, The DeKalb Schools 2019-2020 calendar has already been approved
    2019-2020 Calendar

  3. have there been any updates on changing the date cut off for age requirements for starting kindergarten? moving it back to aug 1 and then eventually july 1?

  4. Good Afternoon Hailee. According to the Georgia Department of Education New Student Requirements, Entry Age for Public Kindergarten and First Grade – A child must be five years old on or before September 1 to enter a public Kindergarten. The child must be six years old on or before September 1 to enter first grade. School systems must verify age before enrollment.

  5. Thanks for your quick response. I cant find anything on this more recent and this was 2015 and was wondering if any progress had been made on this decision. h

  6. Hello, other school districts are moving to later in the year starts. Why is DeKalb going in the other direction? Teachers are returning in July in 2019 with students being released almost in Mid May.

  7. Lex, communities with failing schools generally want a shorter Summer for various reasons. One of those reasons is “Summer Slide”. Studies show, the longer the Summer, the more students forget. High performing schools, on the other hand, generally have parents that push for longer Summers and a later start date.

    A State Senate Study Committee is considering a mandatory start date after Labor Day.

  8. Living in Gwinnett- Teach in Dekalb


    Spring Break 2020 does not match up with Spring Break for neighboring districts, such as Gwinnett. As someone who works in Dekalb but lives in Gwinnett, that is tough on me and my family. Any rationale for that mismatch and is there any way to modify it at this point?


  9. Hmmm … APS School Calendar schedules Spring Break at the same time as DCSD. I couldn’t find Fulton’s ’19-’20 calendar. The current schedule was the recommendation from the calendar committee.

  10. Thanks Stan for the response. I appreciate the insight.

  11. I just want to say bringing the teachers back on a Friday after Christmas Break is really just cruel. That effectively cuts 3 days off of our break.

  12. korky williams

    Any update on the new pay scale to start in January. Has this been approved?
    Also regarding the question above regarding next school years spring break, It is Gwinnett that changed their week not Dekalb….Im in the same situation with my kids and not happy either.

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