The Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) Board of Trustees has approved a new school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The approval came during a special meeting of the Board of Trustees today. The new calendar does impact the first day of school for students, several other dates during the year, and the ending of the school year.
The first day of instruction for students will now be Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Teachers will officially begin their work on Friday, August 21, 2020. The last day of school is now set for Friday, June 4, 2021. The last day of work for teachers will now be Saturday, June 5, 2021.
The newly adopted school calendar allow us to accomplish several things at once as we try to move forward as safely as possible. We get to take advantage of some of the flexibility recently offered by the Texas Education Agency. This also gives us some much-needed additional time to try and have devices for students to work remotely on their lessons from the safety of their homes, as well as provides more time for our campus staff to implement the remote learning.
Student and staff safety is of utmost importance in all the planning taking place. Our plans are continually being updated as new guidance is provided by authorities. More information on the instructional plans should be available within the next day.
The constantly changing guidelines from state and local authorities has made the process a challenge. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience.
We will continue to move forward with a focus on meeting the needs of all students, while also working towards providing services as safely as possible.
At your service,
Carol G. Perez, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools