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  • Please take a moment to review the following background information about important changes to the 2016-17 CISD Calendar or you can scroll to the bottom to find the 2016-17 CISD Calendar.

    (UPDATE 11/8/16) Please note a small change to the 2016-17 Calendar: December 16, 2016 and June 1, 2017 will be early release days. Elementary schools will release at noon and middle/high school will release at 1 PM. These changes are reflected on the updated calendar below.

2016-17 CISD Calendar

Background Information

    • The Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 2610 amending the Texas Education Code to require districts to provide “at least 75,600 minutes of instruction, including intermissions and recess” instead of “180 days of instruction”
      • The 2016-17 calendar includes 77,940 minutes, which is 2,340 minutes MORE than the minimum required.
      • This increased time for teaching and learning will be valuable as we are committed to providing rigorous, engaging, and relevant experiences for all of our students.
      • Districts now have the flexibility to add minutes to the instructional day to compensate for time lost due to school closures, such as inclement weather. 
      • This flexibility can also be used to meet district needs related to dealing with academic intervention time, professional development and the scheduling of student and teacher holidays or breaks.
    • In order to maintain this flexibility in our 2016-2017 calendar and meet the required minutes of instruction, we will make the following adjustments to the start and end times for our campuses beginning next year:
      • Elementary schools will start at 7:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM 
      • Middle school will start at 8:15 AM and end at 3:45 PM 
      • High school will start at 8:20 AM and end at 3:50 PM
      • The extra minutes in the school day mean we will not need to use either of the bad weather make-up days on the calendar (February 29, 2017 and April 14, 2017) unless inclement weather causes us to miss more than FIVE school days
    • Other changes to highlight:
      • New Teachers will report to work on August 8. 2016
      • All returning teachers will report to work on August 10, 2016 
      • Fair Day has moved to October 10, 2016 and will be a staff and student holiday 
      • Monday, October 31, 2016 will be a data and planning day for staff
      • Monday, January 2, 2017 will be a professional development day for staff
      • MLK Day will be a staff and student holiday (January 16, 2017)
      • Monday, January 23, 2017 will be a data and planning day for staff
      • Spring Break will be one week later than this year: March 13 - 17, 2017
      • Monday, April 3, 2017 will be a data and planning day for staff
      • Early Release Days: December 16, 2016 and June 1, 2016
    • Special thanks to the members of the 2016-17 calendar committee for providing valuable input in developing next year's calendar:
      • Trisha Lynn, EMS
      • Steve Morrow, CHS
      • Melissa Kamp, CHS
      • Janis Barefoot, MES
      • Travis Taylor, EMS
      • Penny Pierce, CHS
      • Patricia Sandy, MES
      • Jacalyn Campbell, MES
      • Kristie Nix, NES
      • Tyra Hiett, NES
      • Julie Meek, NES
      • Patti Davis, CHS
      • Kim Miller, Admin
      • Sarah Reisman, Admin
      • Linda Hoff, Admin
      • Margarita Solis, Admin
      • Crystal Peltzer, Admin
      • Sabreana Smith, Admin