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Education

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.

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.

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.

July 28, 2003 School begins for modified-calendar elementary schools

Aug. 27 Student holiday for modified-calendar elementary schools

Aug. 18 School begins for modified-calendar secondary schools

Sept. 1 Labor Day holiday

Sept. 2 School begins for standard-calendar schools

Oct. 1 First grading period ends or modified-calendar elementary schools (report cards)

Oct. 2-3 Student holidays for modified-calendar elementary schools

Oct. 6-17 Optional intersession for modified-calendar elementary schools

Oct. 13 Columbus Day holiday

Oct. 20 Second grading period begins for modified-calendar elementary schools

Oct. 31 First grading period ends for standard-calendar and modified-calendar secondary schools (report cards)

Nov. 3-4 Student holidays for standard-calendar and modified-calendar secondary schools

Nov. 4 Teacher work day/student holiday for modified-calendar elementary schools

Nov. 5 Second grading period begins for standard-calendar and modified-calendar secondary schools

Nov. 26 All students released two-hours early

Nov. 27-28 Thanksgiving holidays

Dec. 19 Second grading period ends for modified-calendar elementary schools (report cards)

Dec. 22-Jan. 2, 2004 Winter vacation (snow make up days if needed for standard-calendar and modified-calendar secondary schools)

Jan. 5-9 Optional intersession for modified-calendar elementary schools

Jan. 12 Third grading period begins for modified-calendar elementary schools

Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday holiday

Jan. 23 Second grading period ends for standard-calendar and modified-calendar secondary schools (report cards)

Jan. 26-27 Student holidays for standard-calendar and modified-calendar secondary schools (snow make up days, if needed)

Jan. 27 Student holiday for modified-calendar elementary schools (snow make up day, if needed)

Jan. 28 Third grading period begins for standard-calendar and modified-calendar secondary schools

Feb. 16 Washington's birthday holiday (snow make up day, if needed for all schools)

March 19 Third grading period ends for modified-calendar elementary schools (report cards)

March 22-April 2 Optional intersession for modified-calendar elementary schools (snow make up day, if necessary)

April 1 Third grading period ends for standard-calendar and modified-calendar secondary schools (report cards)

April 2 Student holiday for standard-calendar and modified-calendar secondary schools (snow make up day, if needed)

April 5-9 Spring vacation

April 12 Fourth grading period begins for all schools

May 31 Memorial Day Holiday

June 1 Graduation for modified-calendar secondary schools on or after this date

June 4 Last day of school for modified-calendar secondary schools

June 7-9 Snow make up days for modified-calendar secondary schools, if needed

June 15 Graduations for standard-calendar schools on or after this date

June 17 Last day of school for modified-calendar elementary schools (report cards)

June 18 Last day of school for standard-calendar schools (report cards)

June 21-23 Snow make up days, if needed for standard-calendar schools