FCPS Calendar Handbook and Information

2018-2019 School Year

Please see revised legislation to education article 7-103 regarding the length of the school year.

2018-2019 Snow Closings and Delays

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018: Schools closed, Employees Code Blue, offices closed 3 hours early
  • Friday, November 16, 2018: Schools opened 2 hours late, Employees Code Green
  • Monday, January 14, 2019: Schools closed, Employees Code Blue (originally 2 hrs late, code green)
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019: All afterschool and evening activities canceled or postponed

Athletics Starting Dates


Starting Date

Fall 2018 Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Winter 2018-19 Thursday, November 15, 2018
Spring 2019 Friday, March 1, 2019

2019-2020 School Year

The Board of Education of Frederick County has determined part of the FCPS 2019-2020 academic calendar.

The 2019 start date for students will be Tuesday, September 3.

The students' Winter Break is set for Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020, and Spring Break for next year is Thursday, April 9, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

The last school day for students could be as late as Monday, June 22, 2020 if eight days are needed to make up for inclement weather closings and there are no state waivers; if no makeup days are needed the school year could end Wednesday, June 10.

The board is still determining how to schedule parent-teacher conferences.