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No School – Juneteenth

June 20

Juneteenth is Now a Federal Holiday: DCPS will be closed on Monday, June 20 to commemorate Juneteenth. Juneteenth marks the day when news of the end of slavery reached Texas in 1865 — two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. While we celebrate the joy and relief enslaved persons may have felt to receive word of their freedom, we reflect on the journey for equality and justice since that day, and our work as a school district to eliminate opportunity gaps and interrupt institutional bias.

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June 20