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Mission, Texas – 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 meet of the 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 allows us to accomplish several things at once as we try to move forward as safely as possible,” explained Dr. Carol G. Perez, superintendent. “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.”
Dr. Perez stressed the importance of student and staff safety in all the planning taking place and that plans are continually being updated as new guidance is provided by authorities. She said more information regarding the instructional plan will be shared with parents later today as well.
“We know everyone has wanted to know what the school year will look like,” Dr. Perez said. “The constantly changing guidelines has made this process a challenge. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience.”
Dr. Perez also said the district will continue to focus on meeting the needs of all students, while also working towards providing services as safely as possible.Revised 2020 2021 School Calendar