The Spring ISD Board of Trustees approved a 2021-22 Instructional Calendar on Tuesday that will have students starting classes on Aug. 11, 2021 and finishing school on Thursday, May 26, 2022.
The approved calendar was one of two options presented to staff and the community for input in a survey that drew feedback from more than 4,100 people. Both options were similar except for the start and end dates to the school year and a minor difference with the Spring Holiday.
“I want to thank everyone who took the time to participate in our calendar survey,” said Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney E. Watson. “Among our community members, campus staff, parents and students, Option B was the preferred choice, and our board definitely took that into account in making their final decision.”
Specifically, under the approved calendar, the Winter Holiday will begin for students after a half-day of instruction on Dec. 17 and end with them returning to school on Tuesday, Jan. 4. Spring break will start after a half-day of instruction on March 11, with classes resuming on Monday, March 21.
Throughout the year, students will have early dismissal days on Oct. 8, Dec. 17, March 11, and May 26 to allow for teacher preparation activities in the afternoons. On Sept. 17 and Feb. 11, the early dismissal days will provide times for parent conferences in the afternoons.
The Spring ISD Advisory Committee on Education (ACE), which includes staff and teachers, offered input and guidance before the two calendar proposals were presented to the public in the community survey. Both options met all state requirements for instructional time, including 180 days with 440 instructional daily minutes to build in make-up days if necessary.
The 2021-22 Instructional Calendar is located on the Spring ISD website at www.springisd.org/calendars.