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Academic Calendar

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DAA Academic Calendar 2019 - 2020

DAA Academic Calendar 2020 - 2021

* In line with the government-mandated closure of all schools as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19, Remote Learning will until the end of the 19-20 academic year. 

Academic Calendar 2019 - 2020

August 28, 2019

New Student Orientation Day (Elementary and Middle School Grades K-8)

August 29, 2019

New Student Orientation Day (High School Grade 9-12)

August 31, 2019

Al Hijri New Year *(Anticipated Islamic/National Holiday - Subject to Lunar Calendar and/or Government Announcement)

September 1, 2019

First Day of School

October 9 - 10, 2019

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Elementary (K-5)

October 20 - 21, 2019

Professional Learning Days(No school for students)

October 27, 2019

Diwali (half-day holiday, noon dismissal)

November 13 -14, 2019

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Middle and High School (G.6-12)

November 28, 2019

Professional Learning Day(No school for students)

December 1, 2019

Martyrs Day (National Holiday as per Government Announcement)

December 2 - 3, 2019

UAE National Day (National Holiday as per Government Announcement)

December 12, 2019

Beginning of Winter Break - Early Dismissal at 12:00pm

December 15 to January 4, 2020

Winter Break

January 1, 2020

New Year’s Day

January 5, 2020

Classes Resume from Winter Break

January 22 - 30, 2020

High School Exams

February 11, 2020

Professional Learning Day(No school for students)

February 23 - 27, 2020

High School Higher Levels, Service and Careers Week

March 1 -5, 2020

Middle School Week Without Walls

March 11 -12, 2020

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Elementary (K-12)

March 26, 2020

Beginning of Spring Break - Early Dismissal at 12:00pm

March 29 - April 11, 2020

Spring Break

April 12, 2020

Classes Resume

April 24, 2020

Start of Ramadan *(Subject to Lunar Calendar)

April 30 - May 22, 2020

High School IB and AP Exams

May 24 - 27, 2020

Eid al Fitr*(Anticipated Islamic/National Holiday - Subject to Lunar Calendar and/or Government Announcement)

June 4, 2020

Grade 12 Graduation

June 17, 2020

High School Exams

June 25, 2020

Last Day of School Early Dismissal at 12:00 noon

Academic Calendar 2020 - 2021

August 1 - 2, 2020

Eid Al Adha. (Expected Islamic/National Holiday and subject to Lunar

Calendar and Government Announcement)*

August 23, 2020

Al Hijri New Year. (Expected Islamic/National Holiday and subject to Lunar

Calendar and Government Announcement)*

August 26, 2020

New Student Orientation Day for High School (Grades 9 - 12)

August 27, 2020

 

New Student Orientation Day for Elementary and Middle School

(Grades K - 8)

August 30, 2020

First day of school

September 14, 2020

Middle School Back to School Night

September 15, 2020

High School Back to School Night

September 16, 2020

Elementary Back to School Night

October 7 - 8, 2020

Parent-Teacher Conferences (ES)

October 18 - 19, 2020

Professional Learning Days (No school for students)

October 29, 2020

 

Prophet's Birthday (PBUH) (Expected Islamic/National Holiday and

subject to Lunar Calendar and Government Announcement)*

November 14, 2020

Diwali

November 18 - 19, 2020

Parent-Teacher Conferences (MS & HS)

November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Holiday (No school)

December 1 - 3, 2020

 

Commemoration Day/National Day. (Expected Islamic/National Holiday

and subject to Lunar Calendar and Government Announcement)*

December 10, 2020

Elementary Trimester 1 Report Cards Issued

December 10, 2020

Last day of school before Winter Break (noon dismissal)

December 13, 2020 - January 2, 2021

Winter Break

January 3, 2021

First day of school returning from Winter break

January 19 - 28, 2021

High School Exams

February 4, 2021

Middle and High School Semester 1 Report Cards Issued

February 18, 2021

Professional Learning Day (No school for students)

February 21 - March 4, 2021

High School Higher Level Service and Career Week

February 21 - March 4, 2021

IB Mock Exams

February 28 - March 4, 2021

Middle School Week Without Walls

March 9 - 10, 2021

Parent-Teacher Conferences (MS & HS)

March 17 - 18, 2021

Parent-Teacher Conferences (ES)

March 25, 2021

Elementary Trimester 2 Report Cards Issued

March 25, 2021

Last day of school before Spring break (noon dismissal)

March 28 - April 10, 2021

Spring Break

April 11, 2021

First day of school returning from Spring Break

April 13, 2021

Start of Ramadan (Expected Islamic/National Holiday and subject to Lunar

Calendar and Government Announcement)*

April 29 - May 21, 2021

IB Exams

May 12 - 13, 2021

 

Eid al Fitr. (Expected Islamic/National Holiday and subject to Lunar

Calendar and Government Announcement)*

May 28, 2021

High School Prom

June 3, 2021

Grade 12 Graduation

June 23, 2021

Elementary Trimester 3 Report Cards Issued

June 6 - 24, 2021

High School End of Year Exams

June 23, 2021

Middle and High School Semester 2 Report Cards Issued

June 24, 2021

Last day of school before Summer Break (noon dismissal)

* National Holidays are subject to change

School Timings: 

KG1 - Grade 5:

7:40 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. 

Grade 6 - 12:

 7:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

TUESDAY Dismissal - All students dismissed at 1:45 p.m.

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