Board Approves 2021-2022 Academic Calendar

DeISD Board Approves 2021-2022 Academic Calendar
Posted on 03/24/2021
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The DeSoto Independent School District’s Board of Trustees approved the 2021-2022 School Year Academic calendar during the Monday, March 22 regular board meeting.


The decision comes after discussions regarding the format and impact of the calendar as the district leadership expressed a desire to take a more non-traditional and innovative approach to structuring use of instructional time. 


Features of the 2021-2022 academic calendar include an August 16, 2021, start date for students and a May 27, 2022, end to the academic year. Spring Break will take place March 14-18, 2022.

Students and staff will receive a week off during the Thanksgiving break from November 22-26, 2021, and two weeks off during the winter break from December 20, 2021 through the start of January with staff returning on Monday, January 3, 2022 and students returning on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

The calendar also includes three early dismissal days slated for Friday, December 17; Friday, March 11; and Friday, May 27.

In total, students have 170 days of instruction built into the upcoming academic calendar and teachers have 17.5 total work/professional development days within teachers’ 187-day academic year.

The 2021-2022 DeSoto ISD academic calendar can be found here.