Dallas ISD Board of Trustees approves changes to school year calendar

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During the July 23 called board meeting, the Dallas Independent School District’s Board of Trustees approved several changes to the 2020-21 school year calendar.

The approved changes to the calendar, which you can see here, are:

  • The first day of school moves from Aug. 17 to Sept. 8.
  • The last day of school moves from May 27, 2021, to June 18, 2021
  • Previously planned holidays in October are removed due to the cancellation of the State Fair.
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020, is added as a holiday.
  • Grading periods are increased from six-week to nine-week periods.

The COVID-19 threat closer to the start of school will determine whether the district offers online learning only when school first starts or have the option of in-person or online learning. Safety reentry materials can be found at https://www.dallasisd.org/reentry.

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