Winter holidays 2019-2020 academic year

School life is subject to its special schedule of alternating studies and leisure. New Year holidays practically coincide with official holidays in Russia, therefore families try to use this period of time as efficiently as possible. For planning, it is important to know when the winter holidays officially begin in the 2019-2020 school year. Information will be useful on their dates in the regions and capitals, on safety requirements, types of recreation and activities for students on holidays.

Standards and practice for determining holidays in Russian schools

The "Law on Education" regulates all educational activities of educational institutions, including the organization of holidays for schoolchildren. The right to set deadlines is vested in the municipalities.

In fact, the Ministry of Education recommends a vacation schedule for each academic year in newsletters. Local departments or ministries adjust this schedule and lower them to schools. But in the end, each educational organization itself approves the terms of the holidays, which is prescribed in the Charter of schools.

In addition, in recent years, educational institutions have begun to more often use the right enshrined in the “Law on Education” to independently choose a system for alternating studies and leisure: a quarter (traditional) or trimester (modular). The choice takes into account the parental and teacher opinion, which determines the vote. Voting is organized by the school itself.

Recommended Winter Holidays from the Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is developing a recommended vacation schedule for schools, taking into account the mandatory rules:

  • the duration of summer holidays cannot be less than 2 months;
  • the duration of all other holidays in the amount should be 30 days;
  • schoolchildren need to start their rest on Monday;
  • dates are adjusted by the school, but no further than 14 days from the recommended dates.

The school may deviate from the schedule if during the educational process there was a force majeure of weather or emergency nature, as well as quarantine. The need for correction and re-counting of forced rest days on vacation days is agreed with the municipal authorities. During the winter holidays, school suspension often occurs due to frost and quarantines, which may affect the schedule of vacation days for a particular school.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Ministry of Education recommended the following rest periods for the quarterly education system:

Name of vacationtimetable
autumn vacation28.10.2019 - 03.11.2019
the winter vacation26.12.2019 - 08.01.2020
extra vacation24.02.2020 - 01.03.2020
spring break23.03.2020 - 29.03.2020
summer holidays25.05.2020 - 31.08.2020

These terms are approximate, but it is from them that schools in Russia repulse when approving their own vacation schedule.

But the terms for the trimester system were drawn up by the ministry in advance for 3 years:

Name of vacationtimetable
first vacation07.10.2019 - 13.10.2019
second vacation18.11.2019 - 24.11.2019
third vacation26.12.2019 - 08.01.2020
extra vacation24.02.2020 - 01.03.2020
fourth vacation16.03.2020 - 22.03.2020
fifth vacation20.04.2020 - 26.04.2020
summer holidays25.05.2020 - 31.08.2020

Extra vacation is a “bonus” for first-graders and students in correctional classes or schools.

The vacation schedule should be posted for review on the website of each school!

Winter holiday schedule for the traditional system

The traditional system of alternating studies and leisure is dividing the school year into 4 quarters and 4 periods of vacation. It is familiar to everyone and generally accepted for the vast majority of schools in Russia.

Winter holidays in the 2019-2020 academic year for the traditional training system should be held from December 26, 2019 to January 8, 2020. Students need to go to school on January 9th on Thursday. In most cases, elementary school students go on vacation earlier than high school students. All information is communicated to parents in advance through an electronic diary so that they can adjust their plans.

Winter holiday schedule for the modular system

Modular or “5 + 1” is called the trimester system of education, when study is 3 trimesters of 5 academic weeks, and then weekly vacations follow. Many schools in the capital are moving through parental and collective voting to this system. It has its pros and cons.

The main advantage is that children are not so tired of the evenly distributed training load. But there are two significant drawbacks: the logical incompleteness of studies, which is torn apart without holidays by holidays, and the orientation of all additional circles, sections, cultural and tourist events on the school quarter schedule.

For the modular system, the third will be winter holidays from December 26, 2019 to January 8, 2020 inclusive. Winter holidays for the traditional and modular system coincide in terms of time, so parents can plan holidays and holiday events without any problems.

How and when do winter holidays begin for regular schools

Secondary schools, many gymnasiums and lyceums of the Russian Federation study according to the traditional schedule with 4 quarters and usual vacation periods. In this school year 2019-2020, children will go on New Year's holidays from December 26 to January 8. Exact dates depend on the specific educational institution and are available on its website.

But, before going on vacation, children and their parents without fail get acquainted with safety measures during the winter holidays. Briefing for children “Rules of conduct for students during the winter holidays” usually takes place at the last in 2 quarter of the class hour. Particular emphasis is placed on the safe launch of fireworks, the danger of thin ice and salvation in adverse weather conditions.

Following the results of the 2nd quarter, parents are also given to parents during the “Parenting Safety and Responsibility for the Life and Health of Children During the Winter Holidays” session for review. The main points that adults pay attention to:

  • Compliance with traffic rules (plus an emphasis on reflective elements and child restraint seats);
  • Fire safety;
  • the need to purchase only certified fireworks;
  • crime prevention;
  • Responsibility for childcare up to 14 years.

Ideally, each parent signs that they are familiar with the instruction.

From what date is the New Year holidays in Moscow and the Moscow region

In recent years, the practice of independent transition of educational institutions to the trimester education system has appeared in the capital. This year, in mid-March, the metropolitan Department of Education lowered a letter of recommendation to school principals with vacation dates for both systems.

New Year's holidays in the country coincide with winter school holidays in a traditional and modular system. Moscow goes on vacation from December 26 or December 30 (depending on each particular school), and all come out on January 9.

In the Moscow region, more and more educational institutions are adopting the practice of voting and choosing a system for alternating studies and leisure. But while there are not so many schools with a modular system as in the capital.

When goes on a winter vacation St. Petersburg

Schools in St. Petersburg in the majority adhere to the traditional quarter system. But some gymnasiums independently determine the choice of vacation schedule by the vote of parents and staff.

In general, in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, they are trying to comply with the school holiday schedule recommended by the Ministry of Education and the city Department of Education. Minor corrections are sometimes quarantined at selected schools. Winter holidays await schoolchildren in the Northern capital from December 26 (30) to January 8, and on January 9 everyone will have to return to school.

School activities during the holidays

Winter holidays for schoolchildren coincide with long New Year holidays, so school staff relax. Almost all public schools are closed for the entire holiday period. There are no familiar school camps, no working circles and sections.

In addition to secondary schools during this period, rest:

  • sports youth schools;
  • music schools;
  • art schools;
  • private language schools;
  • special schools.

But sometimes the Ministry of Education or local authorities force schools to organize events for children and parents. It can be sports competitions, entertainment or charity events.

By arrangement with parents and class teachers, field events and educational trips are organized, as It is during the school holidays that there are many cultural events and great offers. However, the main supervision and organization of leisure for schoolchildren rests with the parents.

How to take a child on winter vacation

In large cities, where the standard of living is higher, parents prefer to go with their children for the winter holidays somewhere abroad or on trips around Russia. Travel agencies specially for the season of the New Year holidays prepare many offers: hot countries, Europe, Russian tourist routes. Of course, a thematic trip to visit Santa Claus or Santa Claus will be unforgettable. The choice is huge, the main thing is to meet the deadlines for the holidays.

In addition to travel, spa treatment is available to families. It is great that in addition to rest, you can also improve the health of schoolchildren before the longest and most difficult third quarter.

Cultural institutions: theaters, galleries, museums, philharmonic societies, circuses, cultural centers, leisure centers, libraries, etc. prepare holiday and theme events for students. As part of the Year of the Theater, many unique projects are planned.

You can go to the cinema, cafe, concert, stadium, park or a master class. It is better to familiarize yourself with the city poster in advance and choose the most interesting or affordable. There will always be free entertainment and educational events organized by the municipalities.

The New Year for families with children includes festive “Christmas trees”, the traditional ballet “The Nutcracker”, and New Year's fairs. And for someone, the main event will be Orthodox Christmas and holiday service.

Winter is a time of competition in traditional winter sports. And family to go to the rink, to the hill or go skiing - a must-have program for the winter holidays.

During the New Year holidays, festivals and competitive events for creative and gifted children are held annually. 2019 is no exception. Moscow is waiting for the X International multi-genre festival-competition “For the sake of life on Earth”, where both collectives and independent participants will be able to show themselves and get an expert jury's mark. The 18th Nevsky Prospects International Competition Festival will be held in St. Petersburg for talents.

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