MIAMI-DADE County 2019-2020 School Calendar Elementary and Secondary

August 14, 2019 Teacher planning day; not available to opt; no students in school
August 15 Teacher planning day; District-wide Professional Development Day – not available to opt; no students in school
August 16 Teacher planning day; not available to opt; no students in school
August 19 First Day of School; begin first semester
September 2 Labor Day; holiday for students and employees
September 30*+# Teacher planning day; no students in school
October 9*+# Teacher planning day; no students in school
October 24 End first grading period; first semester
October 25 Teacher planning day; District-wide Professional Development Day – not available to opt; no students in school
October 28 Begin second grading period; first semester
November 4 Teacher planning day; District-wide Professional Development Day – not available to opt; no students in school
November 11 Observation of Veterans’ Day; holiday for students and employees
November 27*+# Teacher planning day; no students in school
November 28 Thanksgiving; Board-approved holiday for students and employees
November 29 Recess Day
December 23- Winter recess for students and employees with the exception of Fraternal Order of Police
January 3, 2020 and select 12-month employees
January 16 End first semester and second grading period
January 17 Begin third grading period; second semester
January 20 Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday; holiday for students and employees
February 17 All Presidents Day; holiday for students and employees
March 20 End third grading period; second semester
March 23-27 Spring recess for students and employees with the exception of Fraternal Order of Police and select 12-month employees
March 30 Begin fourth grading period; second semester
April 10*+# Teacher planning day; no students in school
May 25 Observance of Memorial Day; holiday for students and employees
June 3 Last Day of School; end fourth grading period; second semester
June 4 Teacher planning day; not available to opt; no students in school
NOTE: Every Wednesday students in elementary schools (Grades 2-5) and K-8 Centers (Grades 2-8) are released one (1) hour early
Job Category Beginning Date Ending Date

Teachers new to the system August 7, 2019 June 4, 2020
Assistant Principals and 10-month clerical August 7, 2019 June 11, 2020
Cafeteria Managers August 9, 2019 June 4, 2020
Satellite Assistants August 13, 2019 June 3, 2020
All Instructional Staff, Paraprofessionals & Security August 14, 2019 June 4, 2020
Assistant to Cafeteria Managers/MAT Specialists August 15, 2019 June 3, 2020
Cafeteria Workers (part-time) August 19, 2019 June 3, 2020

*Teachers/paraprofessionals and school support personnel may opt to work one, two or three days, August 9, 12, 13, 2019, or June 5, 8, 9, 2020, in lieu of any one, two or three of the following days: September 30, 2019, October 9, 2019, November 27, 2019, and April 10, 2020. August 15, 2019, October 25, 2019 and November 4, 2019 are District-wide Professional Development Days and are not available to opt.

+Teachers new to Miami-Dade County Public Schools may opt to work one, two or three days, June 5, 8, 9, 2020, in lieu of any one, two or three of the following days: September 30, 2019, October 9, 2019, November 27, 2019, and April 10, 2020. August 15, 2019, October 25, 2019 and November 4, 2019 are District-wide Professional Development Days and are not available to opt.

#Ten-month secretarial and clerical employees may opt to work one, two or three days, August 2, 5, 6, 2019, or June 12, 15, 16, 2020, in lieu of any one, two or three of the following days: September 30, 2019, October 9, 2019, November 27, 2019, and April 10, 2020. August 15, 2019, October 25, 2019 and November 4, 2019 are District-wide Professional Development Days and are not available to opt.

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