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    2018-19 School Year Calendar

    Looking for next school year's calendar? Read the 2019-20 School Year Dates.

    School Year Dates

    One-page calendar with 2018-19 key datesPDF file

    Students are released 75 minutes early every Wednesday, except for the first day of school. This is to support improved teacher collaboration and student academic performance.


    Wed., Sept. 5, 2018 First day of school (regular school hours apply, no early release)

    Wed., Sept. 5 – Fri., Sept. 7 Family Connection Conferences for incoming kindergarten families. Read more about Family Connections Conferences and the first day of kindergarten.

    Mon., Sept. 10, 2018 First day of kindergarten (three-day delayed start for Family Connection)

    Fri., Oct. 12, 2018 State In-service Day (no school)

    Mon., Nov. 12, 2018 Veterans Day (no school)

    Nov. 19 – 21, 2018 Elementary conference days (no school for elementary and K-8 students; varies by school)

    Nov. 22 – 23, 2018 Thanksgiving break

    Fri., Dec. 21, 2018 1-hour early dismissal (holiday break)

    Dec. 24, 2018 – Jan. 4, 2019 Winter break (no school)

    Mon., Jan. 21, 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

    Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 Day between semesters (no school) *possible snow make-up day (1 of 3)

    Feb. 18 – 22, 2019 Mid-winter break including Presidents Day (no school)

    April 8 -12, 2019 Spring break (no school)

    Mon., May 27, 2019 Memorial Day (no school)

    Thurs., June 20, 2019 Last day of school for students in 12th grade; Read more about graduation

    Date change due to Feb. 2019 snow days: Thurs., June 27, 2019 Last day of school for students in preschool through 11th grade (1-hour early dismissal)

    We recognize that school closures create schedule changes that are challenging for students, staff and families and appreciate your patience. Read more about snow make up days for 2018-19 school year.


    Click the links below to find the web-based calendar for these dates based on school type.

    Calendar Development

    • Union negotiation outcomes determine the first day of school and school breaks for future school years.
    • The calendar is developed in cooperation with all of the bargaining groups representing Seattle Public Schools employees.
    • The calendar is structured to provide a full week of instruction following spring break and before the beginning of the spring testing period.
    • It provides specific dates that will be used as make-up days in the event that inclement weather necessitates school closures.