I wanted to reach out to our families with a couple of quick updates regarding the upcoming 2020-21 school year. The HISD has decided not to move forward with a proposal to adopt the Year-Round Designation with the Texas Education Agency, which would have allowed for an amended 11-month academic calendar for the 2020-21 school year. Instead, they have determined that the best course of action is to keep the existing 2020-21 academic year calendar. While there are a few tweaks within the calendar to allow for additional academic supports, I would point your attention to two major points:
- The first day of school for students remains August 24, 2020.
- The last day of school for students remains May 28, 2021
While I cannot yet confirm any details regarding the instructional setting we will have in place beginning in August 2020. I hope that this update regarding the Approved HISD Academic Calendar 2020-21 allows you to finalize any needed plans for the rest of the summer. I remain committed to continuing to communicate with you throughout the summer as the HISD releases additional information about the 2020-2021 school year.
Finally, if you have not already done so, I would ask that please consider completing the parent survey that the HISD has constructed. It will allow both the HISD and individual campuses to have the best information as we plan for a few possible scenarios. Here is the link to the HISD survey www.houstonisd.org/parentsurvey
I sincerely hope that each of our families is safe & healthy and please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions, concerns, or insights to share.
Enjoy the day,