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