Syracuse City School District to Close in Observance of JuneteenthIn accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order marking Juneteenth as a holiday for state workers the Syracuse City School District will be closed on Friday, June 19th, 2020.
Juneteenth is the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The origins of the commemoration date back to June 19th, 1865, when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas first heard that the Civil War had ended, and they were free. Juneteenth gets its name from a combination of June and nineteenth and is also known as Black Independence Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Emancipation Day.
The meal pick-up sites will remain open for distribution but all other district schools and offices will be closed to the public.