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NYC school kids get early holiday gift — an extra day off to celebrate


City school kids just got an early holiday present from the Education Department — an extra day off for Christmas.

School officials have decided to cancel classes on Dec. 23, which falls on a Monday this year.

“In response to feedback, we have adjusted the calendar and will close school on December 23. We are communicating with students, staff and families in order to give them time to appropriately plan for this schedule change,” said Education Department spokeswoman Miranda Barbot.

The announcement comes as a relief to students and staff, and gives an extra 3 consecutive days off with the weekend. Students and teachers will return to class Thursday, January 2.

The added vacation day brings the total number of school days for city students to 180.