Canutillo ISD board approves intersessional calendar for 2020-21 school year

On Tuesday, the Canutillo ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved an intersessional school calendar, as recommended by Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath.

“This new calendar provides flexibility for the district in terms of responding to possible spikes in COVID-19 case numbers,” Canutillo ISD Superintendent Dr. Pedro Galaviz said. “Recommended by the Texas Commissioner of Education, we agree that this schedule is best in view of the unpredictability of the disease.”

District officials say this would be to offset missed school days in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak during the next school year. All plans are subject to change as per guidance from health authorities.

Under this new calendar, students will return to school on August 3, 2020; the calendar will incorporate a fall break and a spring break.

Each break will include a preceding week to provide intervention and remediation for small group learning.  This also provides flexibility to help the district make up for any days lost.

“The district feels this calendar allows for closer monitoring of students focusing on their safety, wellness and learning,” officials shared via a news release