Pearland ISD approves 2020-21 calendar

Pearland ISD
The 2020-21 Pearland ISD school year will begin Aug. 19 and end May 27. (Community Impact Staff)

The 2020-21 Pearland ISD school year will begin Aug. 19 and end May 27. (Community Impact Staff)

The Pearland ISD board of trustees approved its 2020-21 school year calendar at its meeting Feb. 11.

“This is an extremely similar calendar to last year’s calendar,” Superintendent John Kelly said.

Sonia Serrano, PISD assistant superintendent of intermediate schools, said the district had received positive feedback about the previous year’s calendar from teachers and campus staff.

“Teachers enjoyed starting in the middle of the week in August because it gives the kids the chance to get acclimated,” Serrano said.

She said that parents on the committee also liked starting in the middle of the week. Teachers told Serrano, she said, that it allows students to learn the campus rules and start building relationships with their teachers through social activities.

“We don’t have to identify the bad weather days if we build in the number of minutes that include those two bad-weather days, and we’re doing that,” Serrano said.

The board voted unanimously to approve the calendar.

The school year will begin Aug. 19 and end May 27. Here are the important dates to know:

Aug. 19: school starts

Sept. 7: Labor Day

Sept. 8: staff development day, no school

Oct. 12: staff development day, no school

Nov. 23-27: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 18: early release

Dec. 21-Jan. 7: winter break

Jan. 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day

Feb. 16: staff development day, no school

March 15-19: spring break

April 2: Good Friday

May 27: last day of school, early release

May 28: graduation day

By Morgan Slutzky

Morgan is the reporter for the Pearland and Friendswood newspaper. She joined Community Impact in 2019 after graduating from Temple University with a degree in journalism. Her primary area of coverage is education, but she also writes about local events and businesses.


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