It's Thanksgiving week, and again school kids have only a three-day week, with this Thursday and Friday off. So far this year, they've had no school due to the normal no-school days: Jewish holidays, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, and now a two-day break for Thanksgiving. Hurricane Sandy caused a week of closures (and for some students, ongoing disruptions).
To make up for lost time, as of November 20, 2012, there's a new calendar for the NYC public schools, so take note if you are planning a February trip: There will be classes on Feb. 20, 21 and 22,2013, and, according to the NY Times, "the city and unions have also agreed to convert a half-day in June into a full day."
- The last day of NYC public school is currently scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Will the NYC Department of Education make up the Hurricane Sandy lost classroom time next summer? It probably depends on whether we also get winter storms that cause schools to be closed.
But if you are thinking about planning your summer vacation in July 2013 according to the original New York City public school calendar, you might want to think twice. (School calendar)
See article about reactions among families of public school students.