School Days & Times

Students must be at school and on time everyday in order to succeed!

School Days & Times

See the current school year dates here. 

Elementary Schools

The elementary school day is 6 ½ hours.
Early school time is 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Late school time is 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

For student taking a school bus, times are early and late to help with bus schedules

High Schools

High school times vary — check with the school

Cincinnati Public School Calendar

When Students are Not in School

Students do not go to school on the following U.S. Holidays:

Labor Day     1st Monday of September
Veterans' Day 2nd Monday of November
Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday of November
CPS Winter Break December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019 
New Year's Day January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 3rd Monday of January
President’s Day 3rd Monday of February
CPS Spring Break March 22-29, 2019
Memorial Day 4th Monday of May

If your child needs to stay home for a religious holiday when school is not closed, call the school to let them know.

Do Schools Close When the Weather is Bad? How Will I Know?  

Sometimes schools close when the weather is bad; for example, snow-covered or icy roads, or very cold temperatures.
Listen to the radio or watch the television news in the morning to see if your child's school is closed  

More information on Severe-Weather Procedures (available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic)