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Hillsborough County Schools 2019-20 calendar

Aug. 12: First day of school for students.

Sept. 2: Labor Day. Schools closed.

Oct. 11: End of first grading period.

Nov. 11: Schools closed.

Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving week. Schools closed.

Dec. 2: Students return to school.

Dec. 20: End of first semester.

Dec. 23-Jan. 3: Winter break. Schools closed.

Jan. 6: Schools closed for students.

Jan. 7: Students return to school.

Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Schools closed.

Feb. 7: No school. Students are off for the Florida State Fair.

Feb. 17: Presidents' Day. Schools closed.

Mar. 2: No school. Students are off for the Strawberry Festival.

Mar. 13: End of third grading period.

Mar. 16-20: Spring break. Schools closed.

Mar. 23: Students return to school.

April 10: Schools closed.

April 20: Schools closed.

May 25: Memorial Day. Schools closed.

May 29: Last day of school, end of second semester.

Early release days: One-hour early release every Monday with the following exceptions: Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Dec, 9, Dec. 16.