Intensive English teacher Negial Kemo talks with his students at the International Student Center, a DeKalb County School District school in Decatur. (AJC FILE PHOTO)
Photo: AJC File
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Here’s when schools in DeKalb County reopen for the new school year

Another summer has flown by, and it’s time for students in metro Atlanta to head back to school.

Here are the details on the 2019-20 school year for the DeKalb County School District and City Schools of Decatur:

DeKalb County

Students at DeKalb County schools will return to classes on Monday, Aug. 5, according to the official district calendar.

Later in the semester, students will be off on Labor Day (Sept. 2), and will get an extended break around Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 10-11, 14). 

Students get Tuesday, Nov. 5 off for a teacher’s workday.

The district gives an entire week off for Thanksgiving (Nov. 25-29).

And the last day of class before winter break is Friday, Dec. 20. Students return Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 and the last day of the spring semester is May 21.


The City Schools of Decatur district begins classes a few days earlier than the county school district, with the first day of the year scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 1

Students are also off for Labor Day, and then get a full week of fall break Sept. 23-27. The district is off for Columbus Day on Oct. 14, and also gets the full week off for Thanksgiving. Tuesday, Nov. 5 is also a teacher workday.

The last day of the semester is the same as the county’s: Dec. 20. After the winter break, students return to classes Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. The last day before the summer break in 2020 is June 2, unless the district needs to add make-up days.

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