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2019 school year calendar

Posted on Feb. 4, 2019

Below you'll find a simplified year-at-a-glance calendar for parents, along with a summary of key dates throughout the year.

Click calendar image to view or download. You can also find a link to this calendar all year long on the Calendar page of the district and individual school websites.

2019-20 year-at-a-glance calendar


Next year, most Riverdale students start school after Labor Day. There are three start dates to keep in mind for the 2019–20 school year:

  • Friday, Aug. 30: New high school students (before Labor Day) – All brand new students (9th graders + new high schoolers in any grade) begin school early.This special first day will be full of information and activities designed to acquaint new students with the school and each other.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 (after Labor Day): Grades 1-8 and 10-12
    • All students in 1st-8th grades (new and returning)
    • Returning students in 10th-12th grades
  • Monday, Sept. 9: Preschool and kindergarten students



  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 25–29, 2019
  • Winter Break: Dec. 23, 2019–Jan. 3, 2020
  • Spring Break: March 23–27, 2020



  • June 11, 2020: Last day for students
  • June 12,1516, 2020: Snow Day Buffer (a three-day cushion set aside in case we experience snow days during the school year)




  • Sept. 2: Labor Day
  • Nov. 11: Veterans Day
  • Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb. 17: Presidents Day
  • May 25: Memorial Day


Teacher Work Days (no school)

  • Oct. 11: Both schools
  • Jan. 10: Both schools
  • Feb. 14: RGS only
  • March 6: RGS only
  • March 9: RHS only
  • April 24: Both schools
  • May 22: RGS only


Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Oct. 17–18: RHS Fall Conferences
  • Oct. 24–25: RGS Fall Conferences (*see note below)
  • Jan. 16–17: RHS Winter Conferences
  • March 12–13: RGS Spring Conferences
  • April 30–May 1: RHS Spring Conferences


*Note: RGS Fall Conferences later next year

During the 2019-20 school year, RGS Fall Conferences will not coincide with the high school conferences. Instead, they will take place one week later, on Oct. 24 and 25. There are several reasons for this change: Oct. 11 is a staff development day, which intentionally aligns with statewide in-service opportunities. In recent years, our staff has missed out on accessing the rich assortment of professional enrichment opportunities on this day because they were conferencing. Additionally, this slightly later timeframe gives teachers more data to support the intention of these goal-setting conferences.