Lincoln's Birthday Holiday
All Fontana Unified School District schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 12, 2018 in observance of President Abraham Lincoln's Birthday. In case of emergency, please remember that School Police Services is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays.
Of all the presidents in the history of the United States, Abraham Lincoln is probably the one that Americans remember the best and with deepest affection. His childhood in the frontier of Indiana set the course for his character and motivation later in life. He brought a new honesty and integrity to the White House. He would always be remembered as "honest Abe." Most of all, he is associated with the final abolition of slavery. Lincoln became a virtual symbol of the American dream whereby an ordinary person from humble beginnings could reach the pinnacle of society as President of the United States of America.
Abraham Lincoln's birthday is February 12, and although it has never been a federal holiday, many state and local governments that observed a "Lincoln's Birthday" holiday have since abolished it in favor of a "common" holiday, "President's Day" on the third Monday in February.