JUST ANNOUNCED: Here’s when your Cy-Fair ISD student will have time off from school in the 2018-19 school year

Cy-Fair ISD has announced the 2018-19 academic calendar.

Cy-Fair ISD has announced the 2018-19 academic calendar.

At the Jan. 22 meeting, the Cy-Fair ISD board of trustees unanimously voted to approve the 2018-19 instructional calendar recommended by a 34-person committee of teachers, principals, parents and community members.

Linda Macias, associate superintendent of curriculum, instruction and accountability, said the Texas Education Code mandates a minimum of 75,600 instructional minutes. State law also states that school cannot start before the fourth Monday in August and cannot end before May 15.

Other considerations in developing the calendar included holidays, surrounding districts’ calendars, standard testing schedules and professional development days, Macias said.

Here are the important dates to know:

Aug. 13-17: Professional development
Aug. 20-24: Professional development
Aug. 27: First day of school
Sept. 3: Student/staff holiday
Oct. 8: Professional development, elementary parent conferences
Nov. 19-23: Student/staff holiday
Dec. 24-Jan. 3: Student/staff holiday
Jan. 4: Professional development
Jan. 21: Student/staff holiday
Feb. 18: Professional development, inclement weather day
March 11-15: Student/staff holiday
April 19: Student/staff holiday
May 27: Student/staff holiday
May 30: Last day of school
May 31: Professional development, inclement weather day

The following grading periods were also approved along with the calendar:

Elementary
Aug. 27-Oct. 26
Oct. 29-Jan. 18
Jan. 22-March 29
April 1-May 30

Secondary
Aug. 27-Oct. 19
Oct. 22-Dec. 21
Jan. 7-March 8
March 18-May 30
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.



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