Students have early release on Friday, Dec. 22. See early release times. Melissa Schools will close district-wide for Winter Break from Monday, Dec. 25 through Friday, Jan. 5. The district will reopen for a Staff Development Day on Monday, Jan. 8. Students will return Tuesday, Jan. 9. The City of Melissa Public Library will host a number of kid-friendly activities throughout Winter Break. See their flyer for more details.