Proposed Academic Calendar Changes for 23-24 School Year

Dear parents,

Next week, our board will vote on the 2023-2024 school calendar. As you look at this proposed calendar, you will note two significant differences from previous years' calendars, plus a possible change to Spring Break.

First, the instructional day for the 2023-2024 school year has been extended by 10 minutes (five minutes on Wednesdays): 

Arrival:

  • 7:30 a.m. – Students may begin arriving to campus

  • 7:55 a.m. – Primary School Day begins (tardies counted at 8 a.m.)

  • 8:25 a.m. – Secondary School Day begins (tardies counted at 8:30 a.m.)

Dismissal:

  • 3:40 p.m. – Primary dismissal (M,T,Th,F)

  • 4:10 p.m. – Secondary dismissal (M,T,Th,F)

  • Wednesday dismissal remains the same (1:05 / 1:35 p.m.)

Second, three work days have been added for faculty and staff to work on campus:  September 1, February 16, and April 19. These days will be holidays for students.

The addition of teacher work days is in response to faculty requests to accommodate a better work-life balance. Our teachers spend a full 40 hours a week on campus and then many hours in the evenings and weekends to give our students a rich and fulfilling educational experience. These three days allow them to catch up on grading, hone their unit planners, or work on their own development. 

As in the past, the calendar days and time reflect a total of at least 74,410 minutes. This total allows for two bad weather make-up days without canceling any holidays.

 

Spring Break

There are two options highlighted for spring break. RRISD, with whom we attempt to align, approved their calendar prior to the release of UT’s calendar. They have notified us that they intend to bring this before their board to determine if they will align with UT. We will then confirm which week will be our spring break.

Thank you for taking your time to review this. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Karalei Nunn

Founder & CEO

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