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Academic calendar for 2018-19 school year available online now 

The academic calendar for the 2018-2019 school year, which was approved by the Board of Education this month, is now available online.

The calendar was drafted with input from a committee made up of principals, union representatives, and departments across the district, as well as the District Advisory Committee.

The first day of school for students will be Aug. 27, and the final day of classes for students will be May 31.

The academic calendar gives students and staff a full week off during Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, the Fall Holiday is set for Monday, Sept. 10, a date that coincides with the first day of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana.

View the calendar in English and Spanish here.

Vote now on options for the 2017-2018 academic calendar

This is the time of year when HISD administrators are deep into planning for the next school year. Part of that planning includes setting the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year — and the district is asking the public to be part of the decision-making process by voting for one of two options:

  • Draft A: Aligns with previous years, in which students, teachers, and staff would get three days off for Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-24, 2017), with school ending May 31, 2018, for students and June 1, 2018, for teachers.
  • Draft B: A departure from previous years, this option would give students, teachers and staff the full week of Thanksgiving off (Nov. 20-24, 2017), with school ending June 1, 2018, for students and June 4, 2018, for teachers.

Both drafts are posted in an online survey. The public has until Nov. 30 to cast a vote on the preferred option. Click here to see the survey in English, and click here to see the survey in Spanish.

At the December board meeting, the administration will then recommend for Board approval on whichever version of the calendar receives the most votes.