Local school systems will resume classes for the 2017-2018 academic year in August. Here are some helpful dates and information for those who have kids heading back to school.

Atlanta Public Schools
The new school year kicks off with a new, even earlier start date: Tuesday, Aug. 1. For those already thinking about vacations, the Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 20-24; winter break is Dec. 25 (last day of class is Friday, Dec. 22) until Jan. 8; spring break is April 2-6 and the last day of school will be May 25. For more information, visit atlantapublicschools.us.

City Schools of Decatur
Decatur’s public schools will also resume on Tuesday, Aug. 1, and the system will follow APS’s break schedule as above. For more information, visit csdecatur.net.

Fulton County Schools
The 2017-2018 school year starts on Monday, Aug. 7, for thousands of children in Fulton County. There will be a projected enrollment of approximately 96,500 students – an expected increase of about 800 students from the previous school year. The Thanksgiving holiday is Nov. 20-24; winter break is Dec. 22 to Jan. 8; spring break is April 2-6; and last day of class is May 24. For more information, visit fultonschools.org.

DeKalb County Schools
DeKalb public schools are also back in session on Monday, Aug. 7, with an enrollment projected at more than 100,000. Thanksgiving break is Nov. 20-24; winter break is Dec. 22-Jan. 4; spring break is April 2-6; and the last day of class is May 24. For more information, visit DeKalbSchoolsGA.org.

Collin Kelley

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