Significance of "end of summer break" to crowd levels

Hi y’all

I read of the crowd levels that August 16th is the end of summer break. As a non-American this term means little to me.

Coils someone please explain? I thought the schools Fall term started in September?


Many schools actually start in August - it depends on where you live. So the crowds do drop in the second half of August. They drop even further once you get into September, which is one of the least crowded times of the year.

I’m not sure how that date is chosen. Maryland schools have one more week of summer break before starting the next school year. Perhaps it is the median, or some mathematically derived date.

Thanks all. Sorry not been on here lately. I feel confident now that at least our second week will be quieter, but not quiet.
Not long now!