Humble ISD seeks parent, staff feedback on proposed 2021-22 calendar

Humble ISD has proposed a 2021-22 calendar similar to the calendars of the last two years. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Humble ISD has proposed a 2021-22 calendar similar to the calendars of the last two years. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Humble ISD has proposed a 2021-22 calendar similar to the calendars of the last two years. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Humble ISD is asking for community feedback on its proposed 2021-22 academic calendar, which was emailed to parents and staff Dec. 1 and will be posted on the district's website this week. Parents and staff members are being asked to submit their comments and feedback via a unique link in the email through Jan. 4, 2021.

Much like the last two years, the proposed calendar features two weeklong breaks in October and February. The first day of school is proposed for Aug. 10, while the last day of school proposed for May 27. The HISD board of trustees is set to vote on the proposed calendar at the Jan. 12 school board meeting.

In recent years, the district has determined its academic calendar in different ways. Last year, a survey was sent to participants asking which proposed holidays they saw favorably. The year prior, participants were given three calendar options to choose from.

This year, however, HISD sent only one proposed calendar. This was done because a majority of participants have been in favor of an early start date and weeklong breaks the last two years surveyed, according to the district's email.

“The proposed calendar was developed with stability and predictability in mind,” Deputy Superintendent Terry Perkins said in the emailed announcement.


For the 2020-21 calendar approved last year, 65% and 62% of those surveyed said they preferred calendar options with the breaks, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. In comparison, 50% and 31% of those surveyed for the 2019-20 calendar chose two options with additional breaks, according to the board agenda packet from February 2019.

Click here to view the proposed calendar.
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.