Originally Posted by ravenheart
That's roughly when regular schools here go back (i.e. up to 18).
Universities don't go back until October, except first years, who start a couple of weeks earlier.
A lot of schools (up through high school) here in the US are doing "modified year-round" schedules now: basically, you get a much shorter summer break, but more time off (a week or two) in the spring and fall and at Christmas.