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Boston Public Schools Calendar for 2012-13

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When does the Boston Public School year start? How many days off will students have this year? When are the major holidays? Here is a look at the academic calendar for Boston Public Schools in 2012-13.

Aug. 21–23: First-year teachers report
Sept. 3: Labor Day: No school
Sept. 4–5: All teachers report
Sept. 6: Students in grades 1-12 report
Sept. 10: All kindergarten students report
Oct. 8: Columbus Day: No school
Nov. 12: Veterans’ Day: No school
Nov. 21: Early release for students and staff
Nov. 22–23: Thanksgiving Recess: No school
Dec. 24–31: Winter Recess: No school
Jan. 1: New Year’s Day (observed): No school
Jan. 2: All teachers and paras report
Jan. 3: Students return from recess
Jan. 21: M. L. King Jr. Day: No school
Feb. 18: Presidents’ Day: No school
Feb. 19–22: February Recess: No school
Feb. 25: Students return from recess
March 18: Evacuation Day (observed): No school
March 29: Good Friday: No school
April 15: Patriots’ Day: No school
April 16–19: .Spring Recess: No school
April 22: Students return from recess
May 27: Memorial Day (observed): No school
June 6: Last day for seniors
June 17: Bunker Hill Day: No school
June 20 (or day 179): Early release for students
June 21 (or day 180): Last day of school: Early release for students
June 21 is the 180th school day, if no days are lost due to cancellations. June 28 is the 185th day required for calendar purposes.
No graduation program should be scheduled before June 6, 2013.

Major Religious and Cultural Holidays

July 20: Ramadan begins
Aug. 19: Eid al-Fitr
Sept. 17-18: Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 26: Yom Kippur
Oct. 26: Eid al-Adha
Nov. 13: Diwali begins
Nov. 22: Thanksgiving
Dec. 9–16: Hanukkah
Dec. 25: Christmas Day
Dec. 26–Jan. 1: Kwanzaa
Jan. 1: New Year’s Day
Jan. 6: Three Kings Day
b Feb. 10: Lunar New Year
March 26: Passover begins
March 29: Good Friday
March 31: Easter
May 3: Orthodox Holy Friday
May 5: Orthodox Easter
May 12: Mother’s Day
June 16: Father’s Day

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