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Modified Schedules Affect School Calendar

Most students return to school Sept. 3.

July 19, 2002

Fairfax County Public Schools adhere to one of three calendars: standard, modified elementary or modified secondary. The standard calendar is the more traditional, with a start day after the Labor Day weekend. The modified calendars, more commonly referred to as year-round schools, vary their start date.

In addition, under the modified calendar, students continue to attend 180 days of school. The days are distributed so that children attend nine weeks of school followed by a three-week break. This cycle is repeated throughout the year. Students have the option of attending two-week intersessions during breaks.

Standard School Calendar

Sept. 3, 2002 School begins

Oct. 14 Columbus Day holiday

Nov. 1 First grading period ends *+

Nov. 4-5 Student holidays

Nov. 6 Second grading period begins *

Nov. 27 Students released two hours early

Nov. 28-29 Thanksgiving holidays

Dec. 23-Jan. 3, 2003 Winter vacation

Jan. 20 King's birthday holiday #

Jan. 29 Second grading period ends *+

Jan. 30-31 Student holidays#

Feb. 3 Third grading period begins *

Feb. 17 Washington's birthday holiday #

April 4 Third grading period ends *+

April 7 Student holiday#

April 8 Fourth grading period begins *

April 14-18 Spring vacation

May 26 Memorial Day holiday

June 17 Graduation on or after this date *

June 20 Last day of school *+#

Days Missed Makeup Days

1 to 3 Will not be made up

4 Jan. 20

5 Jan. 30

6 Feb. 17

7 April 7

8 June 23

9 June 24

Elementary School Modified Calendar

The eight elementary schools follow a modified school calendar year: Annandale Terrace in Annandale, Dogwood in Reston, Franconia in Alexandria, Franconia Center in Alexandria, Glen Forest in Falls Church, Graham Road in Falls Church, Parklawn in Alexandria and Timber Lane in Falls Church.

July 29, 2002 School begins

Aug. 28 Student holiday

Sept. 2 Labor Day holiday

Oct. 2 First grading period ends *+

Oct. 3-4 Student holidays

Oct. 14 Columbus Day holiday

Oct. 7-18 Optional intersession

Oct. 21 Second grading period begins *

Nov. 27 Students released two hours early

Nov. 28-29 Thanksgiving holidays

Dec. 20 Second grading period ends *+

Dec. 23-Jan. 3, 2003 Winter vacation

Jan. 6-10 Optional intersession

Jan. 13 Third grading period begins *

Jan. 20 King's birthday holiday #

Jan. 31 Student holiday #

Feb. 17 Washington's birthday holiday

March 27 Third grading period ends *+

March 28 Student holiday #

March 31-April 11 Optional intersession #

April 14-18 Spring vacation

April 21 Fourth grading period begins *

May 26 Memorial Day holiday

June 19 Last day of school *+

Days Missed Makeup Days

1 to 3 Will not be made up

4 Jan. 20

5 Jan. 31

6 Feb. 17

7 March 28

8 March 31

9 April 1

Secondary School Modified Calendar

Three middle and high schools follow a modify calendar year: Glasgow Middle in Alexandria, Falls Church High in Falls Church and Stuart High in Falls Church.

Aug. 19, 2002 School begins

Sept. 2 Labor Day holiday

Oct. 14 Columbus Day holiday

Nov. 1 First grading period ends *+

Nov. 4-5 Student holidays

Nov. 6 Second grading period begins *

Nov. 27 Students released two hours early

Nov. 28-29 Thanksgiving holidays

Dec. 23-Jan. 3, 2003 Winter vacation

Jan. 20 King's birthday holiday #

Jan. 29 Second grading period ends *+

Jan. 30-Jan. 31 Student holidays #

Feb. 3 Third grading period beings *

Feb. 17 Washington's birthday holiday #

April 4 Third grading Period Ends *+

April 7 Student holiday

April 8 Fourth grading period begins *

April 14-18 Spring vacation

May 26 Memorial Day holiday

June 6 Last day of school *+

Days Missed Makeup Days

1 to 3 Will not be made up

4 Jan. 20

5 Jan. 30

6 Feb. 17

7 June 9

8 June 10

9 June 11

Key:

* Schools are open.

+ Report cards are provided to parents at the end of each grading period and at the end of the school year.

# Date subject to change depending on if more than three days of school are lost due to inclement weather.