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Homework Free Holidays

2019-2020 Homework-Free Breaks


In an effort to promote the social, emotional and physical well-being of our students, East Brunswick Public Schools has planned a homework-free schedule for all students. At a time when students across the nation are reporting unprecedented levels of stress, these breaks will allow students to experience a true recess period to mentally step away from academic demands and enjoy unstructured time to read for pleasure, explore topics of interest, spend time with family, enjoy outside activities, volunteer, travel or attend local events. Our students will return to school re-energized, well-rested, well-balanced and will perform better in every aspect of their lives.


To preserve the intent of scheduled homework-free breaks, no homework may be assigned over designated weekends, and no projects due or tests administered immediately upon return.


2019-2020 “Homework-Free” Breaks:

  • Thanksgiving: November 28, 2019 – December 1, 2019
  • Winter Break: December 23, 2019 – January 1, 2020
  • Spring Break: April 6, 2020 – April 12, 2020
  • Memorial Day Weekend: May 22, 2020 – May 25, 2020  


As an inclusive educational community, it is imperative that we are culturally aware and responsive. As such, when planning, please be mindful of the many holidays our students and families celebrate throughout the year. Please see the comprehensive list of all State of New Jersey Department of Education recognized holidays.  


Thank you for your support and cooperation. Questions may be directed to Dr. Joyce Boley, Assistant Superintendent of Academics.