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Aubrey ISD School Board Approves Revised Calendar

The Aubrey ISD Board of Trustees approved revisions to the 2020-21 Aubrey ISD academic calendar at the June board meeting. The revised calendar provides flexibility during the current COVID-19 health emergency.  

District administrators continue to have ongoing conversations and meetings with TEA officials, county health officials, and other Revised Aubrey ISD Academic Calendar school districts in the area regarding the 2020-21 school year. Definitive guidance on students and staff returning to campuses in August have not been received yet. 

Before making the recommendation to the school board, Aubrey ISD administrators worked to get feedback from staff and parents through a parent survey and by meeting with the Aubrey ISD Site Based Decision Making Committee.  

The updated calendar provides flexibility and advanced notice of possible “COVID Make-up” days. The school day at the elementary schools and middle school were extended by five minutes, giving the District five and a half days worth of instructional minutes above the mandated 75,600 minute minimum set by the state. Aubrey High School attends school more minutes than the elementary schools and middle school after the additional five minutes added to those campuses. This will help avoid making up extra days if Aubrey ISD must close suddenly for illness or severe weather, similar to an ice-day scenario.  

Two “COVID Make-up” days in March were also added. These will be used similar to “Bad Weather” make-up days. If those days are needed, students will be in school those days. If those days are not needed, those will be holidays. Nine days in June were also marked as possible “COVID Make-up” days. If Aubrey ISD has to close and not provide online instruction, then the District would use these days to make-up whatever instructional minutes we are short. 

If Aubrey ISD must close, the District plans to provide online instruction which would count towards the TEA required instructional minutes. If there is widespread illness that prevents the delivery of instruction online, that  is when the District would close and possibly need the “COVID Make-up” days.  

The changes to the calendar are:  

First day of school moves from August 19 to August 17, 2020.

There is a staff development day on September 21, 2020. 

No early release day on October 16, 2020.  This will be a full day.

January 4th is now a Staff Development Day, no longer a district holiday.

January 5th will be the first day of the Spring Semester, no longer a Staff Development Day.

February 12 is a regular school day where students will be in attendance, no longer a Staff Development Day.

March 3 and 4th are now designated as “COVID Make-up Days”. 

June 1-11 are now designated as “COVID Make-up Days”. 

School Days:

Elementary:    7:45 a.m. until 3:20 p.m.

Middle School:  8:00 a.m. until 3:35 p.m.

High School:     8:00 a.m. until 3:38 p.m.

 

Click this link for updated calendar