Half Day for Students Dismissal @ 12pm

Updated 7/8/14 June 2015 Clerical Shortened Days


The Chancellor authorizes the early dismissal of elementary and intermediate/junior high school students (including full time prekindergarten students in public schools) as well as D75 students on not more than two afternoons during the month of June to allow staff time to complete the various tasks related to the annual reorganization of schools. The following Clerical Shortened Days are to be scheduled on a citywide basis in elementary schools, intermediate/junior high schools and D75 school programs:

  •         First June Clerical Shortened Day

Tuesday June 9, 2015 ALL BOROUGHS

  •          Second June Clerical Shortened Day

Monday June 15, 2015 ALL BOROUGHS

There can be no deviation from these dates without central approval.


Dismissal of students should occur three hours prior to what would have been the regular dismissal time on the day in question at each individual school. Schools should ensure that on both clerical shortened days students are scheduled for a minimum of 3 hours of instruction, exclusive of lunch.


The June 9 and June 15 morning sessions should be equal in length for all prekindergarten students. On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, the A.M. program pupils should attend the morning session; with the P.M. program pupils not scheduled to attend school on that day. On Monday, June 15, 2015, the P.M. program pupils should attend the morning session; with the A.M. program pupils not scheduled to attend school on that day.


Principals should plan end of term clerical administrative assignments in a manner that ensures that maximum productive use is made of this time. The Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) will notify the bus companies of the shortened day pickups. OPT does not need to be contacted in regard to this, however, it is recommended that schools confirm with the bus drivers a few days before the scheduled clerical shortened day. Appropriate arrangements are to be made for lunch schedules and for informing parents.

For questions pertaining to pupil transportation, contact your CFN Transportation Liaison or call OPT at 718-392-8855.

For questions on reporting the releases and on Period Attendance Report (PAR) issues, Pupil Accounting Secretaries/attendance staff should contact their liaison in the PAR Unit.

Please address any other questions you may have to calendars@schools.nyc.gov. Thank you for your cooperation.

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