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LISD Adjusts 2020-21 Academic Calendar

At the March 1 Board Work Session, the LISD Board of Trustees approved adjustments to the 2020-21 calendar.

At the March 1 Board Work Session, the LISD Board of Trustees approved adjustments to the 2020-21 calendar. Find the updated 2020-21 calendar here: LISD.net/cal.

Key Adjustments/Highlights:

  • Monday, March 8 remains a student holiday/staff workday.
     
  • The 3rd Nine Weeks will now end Friday, March 12 (previously Friday, March 5). The March Early Release Day will also move to March 12, and March 5 will now be a regular school day. This change is due to the winter weather closures affecting the balance of the spring semesters. 
     
  • The 4th Nine Weeks will begin Monday, March 22 (previously Tuesday, March 9). Any learning pathway changes will take effect then. Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5 remain as student/staff holidays.
     
  • The last day of school is now Friday, May 21 (previously Wednesday, May 26).

Additionally, the district will request a waiver from the TEA to not make up or use “bad weather days” for the four days of missed instruction due to the February winter storm. With the waiver, Monday, April 26 will remain on the calendar as a bad weather day. If the district does not use the bad weather day, the day will be a student/staff holiday. 

LISD wants to thank both its families and its staff for the flexibility shown throughout this school year. It has truly been like no other in history, and has required the district to make changes throughout the school year, which is not typical for school calendars. It is our hope and plan that this is the last round of changes to the calendar. 

We know this may create some hardships for families of elementary school and some middle school students. LISD is working on options to provide full day programs for school-aged children at no cost to families that need help to bridge the adjusted calendar gap. More information soon.

As a reminder, the community can watch LISD Board of Trustee meetings, which are recorded and can be viewed at your convenience: lisd.net/Page/276


DOWNLOAD NEW 2020-21 CALENDAR