PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

Citywide DOE Calendar Change

Dear Families

This is an official letter and change sent out from the Department of Education.

We are writing to inform you of an important update to the calendar for the 2019-20 school year. Schools will be closed for winter break beginning on Monday, December 23, 2019. Schools will remain closed from Monday, December 23 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Schools will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. This is an update from the previously announced winter break start date of Tuesday, December 24.

This calendar adjustment has been made in order to better accommodate families’ needs around the holidays. Please visit for further information about the school calendar, and contact 311 or 718-935-2200 with any questions.

The New York City Department of Education

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