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Amended July 16, 2020

 2021-22 Academic Calendar Development
Parents: Please provide your feedback Jan. 19 through Jan. 25.

Proposed 2021-22 Academic Calendar 

The WSISD District Planning Committee (DPC), which consists of teachers, administrators, parents, community members and other school employees, developed the Proposed 2021-22 District Academic Calendar.  Parents and staff members are encouraged to provide input regarding the proposed calendar Jan. 19 through Jan. 25.  The DPC will review recommendations/feedback provided by staff and parents, and the Board of Trustees will adopt the official calendar in February. 

When developing the proposed calendar, factors the DPC considers are:
    • Calendar development is driven by what is best for student instruction.
    • The state requires that all students attend school for 75,600 minutes annually.
    • Teachers must work 187 days per school year.
    • The first semester should end prior to Christmas Break to ensure that secondary students may take final exams prior to the holidays. 
   • Staff Development Days will be placed strategically throughout the school year to ensure that instructional staff has appropriate time for professional development and instructional planning.
   • Two inclement weather make up days must be built into the calendar. 
 

Additional Minutes in School Day: For the 2020-21 school year, the district increased the school day by 30 additional minutes. This ensured that students met the minute requirement in the event of a closure due to COVID-19. Unless WSISD receives guidance from TEA recommending that school district's bank additional minutes in 2021-22, WSISD students will not attend school an additional 30 minutes. The district will provide revised school hours at a later date. 

 

Regarding the banked minutes for the 2020-21 school year, district officials will provide more details in late March (once inclement weather season and the potential for closures concludes).