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Board Approves 2020-21 Academic Calendar

Nov 12, 2019

The Frisco ISD academic calendar has been approved for the 2020-21 school year. The calendar includes two changes that will directly benefit students, families and staff. Click here for a link to the calendar and an FAQ.

School Will Be Out Before Memorial Day

Thanks to the new 171-day calendar, families can consistently plan for a summer that begins by Memorial Day weekend.

Frisco ISD has committed to adopting an academic calendar that provides a sustainable release date prior to Memorial Day, a desire consistently expressed by parents. Many families plan trips up to a year in advance and the District hopes this will allow them to have the information they need to consistently move forward with planning their summers. 

Ten Minutes Has Been Added to the School Day

More minutes during the school day means more time for instruction, acceleration, remediation, enrichment and social-emotional learning. More time in the day means more time to support students while they are already on campus.

School hours for the 2020-21 school year will be as follows:

  • Elementary: 7:45 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

  • Middle: 8:25 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

  • High School: 9:00 a.m. - 4:25 p.m.

One significant factor Frisco ISD considered regarding school start and end times is the practice of triple routing the school buses. Frisco ISD has historically implemented triple routing, resulting in significant cost savings. By staggering school start times, the same bus and bus driver transports elementary, middle and high school students. If the District did not triple route buses, it would need more buses and bus drivers, increasing operational costs.

By making this a permanent shift, parents and students will have a consistent summer schedule. Please reference the 2020-21 Calendar Frequently Asked Questions for additional background information.

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