Fall holidays 2019-2020 academic year

The fairly short first quarter ends with the long-awaited first autumn vacation in the 2019-2020 school year. What are the terms and characteristics of school holidays in the regions and capitals, how to help a child escape from school everyday life or, on the contrary, not to let them forget what they have learned in 1 quarter, improve their health and take care of safety - useful information for parents.

Holidays for students in Russia

The Russian education system provides for 2 types of educational and recreational activities for students:

  • traditional (4 study quarters and 4 vacation periods);
  • modular (3 academic semesters and 6 vacation periods or “5 + 1”).

For first graders, students of correctional schools and correction classes, additional holidays in February are provided.

Both systems have their strengths and weaknesses. The school itself has the right to choose the timetable for the organization of the educational process by the decision of the board of trustees on the part of the parents and the pedagogical council on the part of the teacher team and the school administration. A similar vote is practiced in educational institutions in both capitals: Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The provision on vacation is prescribed in the basic law on education - the law “On the Education of the Russian Federation”. Each specific school prescribes a similar provision in the charter of the institution.

The dates of students' holidays for both systems are established by order of the Ministry of Education, and municipalities can adjust them, however, like the school itself.

Correction is necessary in case of violation of the educational process due to quarantine, force majeure weather or emergency circumstances.

Then the forced rest during the study quarter will be counted as a vacation. But you can’t break the rules:

  • summer vacation should be at least 2 months;
  • all other vacation days - at least 30 days;
  • you can’t postpone or postpone the holidays for more than 14 days;
  • holidays should begin on the first day of the work week, i.e. from Monday;
  • for holidays it is forbidden to set homework and organize educational activities (electives, electives, additional classes and working hours on rest days are prohibited!)

Approximate dates for the holidays in the 2019-2020 academic year

Indicative vacation schedule for the 2019-2020 academic year for the traditional training system:

holidaysThe timing
autumn vacationfrom 10/28/2019 to 11/03/2019
the winter vacationfrom 12/26/2019 to 01/08/2020
extra vacationfrom 02.24.2020 to 01.03.2020
spring breakfrom 03/23/2020 to 03/29/20
summer holidaysfrom 05.25.2020 to 08.31.2020

The vacation dates for the trimester modular system were determined by the Ministry of Education at that time for 3 academic years, therefore it is known for sure:

holidaysThe timing
first vacationfrom 10/07/2019 to 10/13/2019
second vacationfrom 11/18/2019 to 11/24/2019
third vacationfrom 12/26/2019 to 01/08/2020
extra vacationfrom 02.24.2020 to 01.03.2020
fourth vacationfrom 03.16.2020 to 03.22.2020
fifth vacationfrom 04/20/2020 to 04/26/2020
summer holidaysfrom 05.25.2020 to 08.31.2020

Summer holidays, as a rule, begin at schoolchildren of both systems later because of the need to complete the educational program in full.

When does the autumn vacation in Russia begin?

All organizations where the educational process is organized have vacations for rest:

  • comprehensive schools;
  • special schools;
  • art and music schools;
  • sports schools;
  • boarding schools;
  • orphanages;
  • private educational institutions where the development of the basic general educational program from grades 1 to 11 is underway;
  • sanatoriums also do not conduct classes for a vacation period.

Autumn holidays in the 2019-2020 academic year for the traditional system should be held from October 28 to November 3. But because of the Day of National Unity on November 4, which is a public holiday, studies are likely to begin on November 5. The specific date of the study holiday is established by order of the educational institution itself, and the vacation schedule should be posted on the website.

In the last academic week of the quarter, as a rule, safety briefings are held before the fall break:

  • for students in the last class hour ("Rules for the conduct of students on vacation");
  • for parents at the last quarterly meeting (“Briefing on safety and parental responsibility for the life and health of children during the autumn holidays”).

Among the main requirements, special attention is paid to the behavior of children on the road (compliance with traffic rules, clothing with reflective elements in the dark), the organization of childcare, the prevention of illegal actions, caution when dealing with strangers, fire safety.

From what date do schoolchildren rest in Moscow and in the Moscow region

On March 15, 2019, the Moscow Department of Education sent a letter of recommendation to school principals with approximate dates for the fall holidays for students who study in the traditional semester and modular trimester system. Each educational institution itself adjusts the vacation schedule, as Information from the department is advisory in nature.

Recommended autumn vacation schedule for the 2019-2020 school year for Moscow:

For a traditional training regimenFor modular training
can begin no earlier than October 26can begin no earlier than October 5
can end no later than November 4can end no later than October 13
can end no later than November 24can begin no earlier than November 16

Many educational institutions in Moscow independently determine the choice of vacation schedules by the vote of parents and staff. So, similar procedures have already passed in February-March.

The Moscow region also adheres to these recommended dates and the possibility of independent determination of the vacation schedule by schools based on the results of the voting of parents and teacher groups.

When does St. Petersburg leave for the fall holidays

In St. Petersburg, the practice of choosing a vacation schedule is less common than in Moscow. Most schools, gymnasiums and lyceums adhere to the traditional system of organization of the educational process with a division into quarters rather than trimesters. Although modular training “5 + 1” is found.

Educational institutions themselves adjust the recommended vacation periods, which are established by the Ministry of Education. Vacation schedules can always be found on the school website.

Autumn break for schoolchildren studying in trimesters

For the modular system, the first will be the autumn holidays from October 7 to 13, inclusive. And then they are waiting for the second autumn vacation from November 18 to 24.

This trimester system has one important advantage over the traditional one - students do not have time to get tired of studying. School life in a measured schedule of regular alternation of training and rest contributes to better assimilation of material and does not overload health. The disadvantages of the mismatch of holiday schedules with classes in pre-education schools and activities for schoolchildren are also significant for parents. Pupils themselves prefer the 5 + 1 modular system, where they often get a break from school.

How vacation activities are organized at school

Vacations are a vacation for students, not for the school staff. To help parents, in educational institutions, as a rule, they organize various activities that children can take:

  • daytime school camp (most often sports)
  • festivals and competitions;
  • circles or master classes.

They can also take thematic or coordinated trips with parents. For example, many schools planned to attend theaters and events dedicated to the Theater Year during the autumn holidays as educational work. Class trips to museums, cinema, etc. are organized.

At school, during the holidays, individual work of teachers with lagging and gifted children is possible. If parents do not mind, then the teacher develops a program of individual lessons to explain incomprehensible topics, to bridge knowledge gaps or to provide new material of an increased level.

How to spend your autumn holidays profitably out of school

Most city and regional cultural institutions take into account the vacation schedule according to the traditional system and prepare events for schoolchildren. Culture houses and leisure centers develop special programs for children.

A very popular option is travel for children groups with accompanying people around Russia and abroad. Travel agencies offer any directions for parents with children during the holidays.

During school holidays, competitions and festivals for creative and gifted children are traditionally held. In 2019, Moscow will host the IX International multi-genre festival-competition “In the Name of Life on Earth”. And in St. Petersburg will hold the XVII International Festival-Competition "Neva Prospects."

But the most convenient for parents and useful for children type of vacation during the holidays is a spa treatment. Prices for “school” races during the holidays are quite affordable.

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