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Back to School important phone numbers and dates for D.C., Va. and Md.

It’s almost time to head back to school. In the midst of shopping for school supplies and helping your child catch up with all that summer reading, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the important information for your school district.

Click on your city or county for the phone numbers and dates you need to know.

THE DISTRICT:

D.C. Public Schools | D.C. Charter Schools

VIRGINIA:

Arlington | Alexandria | Fairfax | Falls Church | Loudoun | Prince William | Manassas City | Manassas Park

MARYLAND:

Montgomery | Prince George's | Calvert | Charles | St. Mary's

Arlington County Public Schools

Superintendent: Patrick K. Murphy, 703-228-6010

Phone: 703-228-6000

Web site: www.apsva.us

Transportation: 703-228-6640

Projected enrollment: 22,245

CALENDAR

Sept. 6: First day of school (pre-K programs: Sept. 7)

Oct. 10: Columbus Day holiday

Nov. 8: Teacher workday

Nov. 11: Veterans Day holiday

Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 23-Jan. 2: Winter break

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Jan. 23: Teacher workday

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day holiday

April 2-6: Spring break

April 9: Teacher workday

May 28: Memorial Day holiday

June 20: Last day for high schools

June 21: Last day for middle schools

June 22: Last day for elementary schools

Alexandria City Public Schools

Superintendent: Morton Sherman, 703-824-6610

Phone: 703-824-6600

Web site: www.acps.k12.va.us

Transportation: 703-461-4169

Projected enrollment: 12,381

CALENDAR

Sept. 6: First day of school

Sept. 26: Early release, teacher workday

Oct. 10: Columbus Day holiday

Nov. 11: Teacher workday

Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 12: Early release, teacher workday

Dec. 23-30: Winter break

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Feb. 8-10: Elementary school conferences

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day holiday

March 9: Teacher workday

April 2-6: Spring break

May 14: Early release, teacher workday

May 28: Memorial Day holiday

June 20: Last day of school

Fairfax County Public Schools

Superintendent: Jack D. Dale, 571-423-1010

Phone: 571-423-3000

General information: fcpsinfo@fcps.edu

Web site: www.fcps.edu

Transportation: 703-446-2000, 571-423-2000 (after hours)

Projected enrollment: 177,416

CALENDAR

Sept. 6: First day of school

Oct. 10: Columbus Day

Nov. 7-8: Teacher workdays

Nov. 23: Two-hour early release

Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 23-Jan. 2: Winter break

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 30: Teacher workday

Jan. 31: Staff development day

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day

April 2-6: Spring break

April 9: Teacher workday

May 28: Memorial Day

June 19: Last day of school

Falls Church Public Schools

Superintendent: Toni Jones

Phone: 703-248-5600

Web site: www.fccps.org

Transportation: 703-248-5537

Projected enrollment: 2,049

CALENDAR

Sept. 6: First day of school

Oct. 10: Columbus Day

Nov. 10-11: Teacher workdays

Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 23-Jan. 2: Winter break

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 27: Teacher workday

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day

March 30: Teacher workday

April 2-6: Spring break

May 28: Memorial Day

June 14: Last day of school

Loudoun County Public Schools

Superintendent: Edgar B. Hatrick III, 571-252-1020

Phone: 571-252-1000

Web site: www.lcps.org

Transportation: 571-252-1700

Projected enrollment: 66,266

School Board

John Stevens, chairman, Potomac District

Thomas E. Reed, At-large

Priscilla B. Godfrey, Blue Ridge District

Bob Ohneiser, Broad Run District

Jennifer Bergel, Catoctin District

Robert F. DuPree, Dulles District

Tom Marshall, Leesburg District

Brenda Sheridan, Sterling District

Joseph M. Guzman, Sugarland Run District

CALENDAR

Aug. 29: First day of school

Sept. 5: Labor Day holiday

Oct. 10: Columbus Day holiday

Nov. 7 and 8: Teacher workdays

Nov. 8: Election Day

Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving holiday

Dec. 22-23 and 26-30: Winter break

Jan. 3: Classes resume

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Jan. 23: Teacher workday

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day holiday

April 2-6: Spring break

April 9: Teacher workday

May 28: Memorial Day holiday

June 8: Last day of classes

Montgomery County Public Schools

Superintendent: Joshua P. Starr, 301-279-3383

Phone: 301-309-6277

E-mail: AskMCPS@mcpsmd.org

Web site: www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org

Transportation: 301-840-8130

2010 Enrollment: 144,023

Calendar

Aug. 29: First day of school

Sept. 5: Labor Day holiday

Sept. 28: Early dismissal

Sept. 29: Rosh Hashanah holiday

Oct. 21: Schools closed

Oct. 31: Teacher workday

Nov. 10: Early dismissal for kindergarten to eighth grade

Nov. 11: Early dismissal for kindergarten to eighth grade

Nov. 23: Early dismissal for all grades

Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 26-Jan. 2: Winter break

Jan. 16: Martin L. King Jr. Day holiday

Jan. 23: Teacher workday

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day

March 2: Early dismissal for all grades

March 30: Teacher workday

April 2-5: Spring break

April 6, 9: Easter holidays

May 28: Memorial Day holiday

June 12: Last day of school for students

June 13-19: Inclement weather make-up days.

— Compiled by Lisa Bolton

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Superintendent: William R. Hite Jr., 301-952-6008

Phone: 301-952-6000

Web site: www1.pgcps.org

Transportation: 301-952-6570

Projected enrollment: 127,000

CALENDAR

Aug. 22: First day of school

Aug. 30: Eid al-Fitr

Sept. 5: Labor Day holiday

Sept. 29: Rosh Hashanah

Sept. 30: Schools closed for students

Oct. 8: Yom Kippur

Oct. 21: Schools closed

Oct. 26: Deepavali

Oct. 31: Schools closed for students

Nov. 6: Eid al-Adha

Nov. 11: Parent/teacher conferences; noschools for students

Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 22-Jan. 2: Winter break

Jan. 16: Martin L. King Jr. holiday

Jan. 23: Schools closed for students

Feb. 13: Schools closed for students

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day holiday

March 30: Schools closed for students

April 2-5: Spring break

April 7: Passover begins

April 6, 9: Easter holidays

May 28: Memorial Day Holiday

June 8: Last day for students

June 11-14: Inclement weather make-up days

— Compiled by Jillian Sowah

Prince William County Public Schools

Superintendent: Steven L. Walts, 703-791-8712

Phone: 703-791-7200

Web site: www.pwcs.edu

Transportation:

571-402-3903 (eastern area)

703-753-6398 (western area)

571-402-3940 (central)

703-791-7575 (special needs)

703-791-8805 (emergency after hours)

Projected enrollment: 81,070

Calendar

Sept. 6: School begins

Nov. 7: Teacher workday*

Nov. 8: Parent/teacher conferences, no school

Nov. 8: Teacher workday**

Nov. 11: Veterans Day holiday

Nov. 23: Half day

Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 22: Half day

Dec. 23-Jan 2: Winter break

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Jan. 18: Parent/teacher conferences, half day*

Jan. 30: Teacher workday

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day holiday

April 2-6: Spring break

April 9: Teacher workday

May 28: Memorial Day holiday

June 15: Last day of school

*Elementary schools only

**Middle and high schools

Manassas City Public Schools

Superintendent: Gail Pope, 571-377-6008

Phone: 571-377-6000

Web site: www.manassas.k12.va.us

Transportation: 571-377-6090

2010 enrollment: 6,986

Calendar

Sept. 6: First day of school for first-12th grades

Sept. 7: First day of school for kindergarten

Oct. 10: Teacher workday

Nov. 7-8: Teacher workday

Nov. 23: Early dismissal

Nov. 24-25: Fall break

Dec. 22: Early dismissal

Dec. 23-Jan 2: Winter break

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Jan. 30: Teacher workday

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day holiday

March 6: Student holiday

April 2-6: Spring break

April 9: Teacher workday

May 1: Teacher workday

May 28: Memorial Day holiday

June 14: Early dismissal (K-8)

June 15: Last day of school (early dismissal)

Manassas Park Public Schools

Superintendent: Bruce McDade, 703-335-8858

Phone: 703-335-8850

Web site: www.mpark.net

Transportation: 703-361-5044

2010 enrollment: 2,957

Calendar

Sept. 6: First day of school for first-12th grades

Sept. 7: First day of school for kindergarten

Nov. 7: Teacher workday

Nov. 9: Conferences (early dismissal for grades K-5 only)

Nov. 10: Conferences (no school)

Nov. 11: Veterans Day holiday

Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 22: Early dismissal

Dec. 23-Jan 2: Winter break

Jan. 16:Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Jan. 18: Elementary parent/teacher conferences, half day

Jan. 30-31: Teacher workday

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day holiday

April 2-6: Spring break

April 9: Teacher workday

May 28: Memorial Day holiday

June 9: High school graduation

June 15: Last day of school (early dismissal)

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

Calvert County Schools

Superintendent: Jack Smith

Phone: 410-535-1700

Web site: www.calvertnet.k12.md.us

Transportation: 410-535-7227

Projected enrollment: 16,305

CALENDAR

Aug. 24: First day of school

Sept. 2: Two-hour early dismissal for students; no afternoon pre-kindergarten

Sept. 5: Labor Day

Sept. 30: Youth Day; schools closed for students

Oct. 10: Teacher workday

Oct. 21: MSEA convention; schools closed for students

Oct. 28: Early dismissal

Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 22: Early dismissal

Dec. 23-Jan 2: Winter break

Jan. 12: Early dismissal

Jan. 13: Teacher workday; schools closed forstudents

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb. 1: Teacher workday

Feb. 14: Teacher workday

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day

March 23: Early dismissal

April 2-9: Spring break

May 18: Last day for seniors

May 28: Memorial Day

June 6: Early dismissal

June 7: Early dismissal

June 12: Last day for pre-kindergarten

June 14: Last day of classes for students; early dismissal

Charles County Schools

Superintendent: James Richmond, 301-934-7223

Phone: 301-932-6610, 301-870-3814

24-hour line: 301-932-6656

Web site: www.ccboe.com

Transportation: 301-934-7262

Projected enrollment: 26,976

CALENDAR

Aug. 29: First day of school

Sept. 5: Labor Day

Sept. 14: Early dismissal

Sept. 16: Teacher workday

Oct. 21: MSEA convention; schools closed for students

Oct. 26: Early dismissal

Nov. 2: Schools closed for students

Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Nov. 18: Early dismissal

Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 7: Early dismissal

Dec. 22-Jan. 1: Winter break

Jan. 4: Early dismissal

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 24: Schools closed for students

Jan. 31: Early dismissal

Feb. 8: Teacher workday

Feb. 15: Early dismissal

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day

March 9: Early dismissal

March 28: Early dismissal

April 2-9: Spring and Easter break

April 25: Early dismissal

May 16: Early dismissal

May 28: Memorial Day

June 12-14: Early dismissal

June 15: Last day of classes for students

St. Mary’s County Schools

Superintendent: Michael J. Martirano

Phone: 301.475.5511

Web site: www.smcps.org

Transportation: 301-475-4256, option 2

Projected enrollment: 17,731

CALENDAR

Aug. 24: First day of school

Sept. 5: Labor Day

Sept. 22: Early dismissal

Sept. 23: Teacher workday

Sept. 27: Early dismissal

Nov. 1: Early dismissal

Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 7: Early dismissal

Dec. 19-Jan 2: Winter break

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 23: Teacher workday

Feb. 2: Early dismissal

Feb. 17: Early dismissal

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day

March 23: Early dismissal

April 2-6: Spring break

April 6, 9: Easter break

May 28: Memorial Day

June 12-13: Early dismissal

June 14: Last day of classes for students

D.C. Public Schools

Schools chancellor: Kaya Henderson, 202-442-5885

Phone: 202-442-5885

Web site: dcps.dc.gov

Transportation: 202-576-6228

Projected enrollment: 47,000

Calendar

Aug. 22: First day of school

Sept. 5: Labor Day

Oct. 10: Columbus Day

Oct. 14: Teacher workday

Oct. 17: Parent/teacher conferences; no school for students

Oct. 28: End of first term; early dismissal

Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 2: Teacher workday

Dec. 22-Jan. 2: Winter break

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 20: End of second term; early dismissal

Feb. 3: Teacher workday

Feb. 6: Parent/teacher conferences; no school for students

Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day

March 23: Teacher workday

March 30: End of third term; early dismissal

April 2-9: Spring break

April 16: Emancipation Day

May 14: Parent/teacher conferences; no school for students

May 28: Memorial Day

June 14: Last day of school; early dismissal

June 15, 18: Make-up days, if necessary

D.C. Public Charter Schools

The system has 52 charter schools and 93 campuses. For information, contact the School Board at 202-328-2660 or dcpublic@dcpubliccharter.com or visit www.dcpubliccharter.com .

— Compiled by Akeya Dickson

By Staff Reports  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/11/2011

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