NISD Board Approves 2018-2019 School Calendar

At the February 12 school board meeting, NISD Board of Trustees approved the 2018-2019 calendar as recommended by the District Education Improvement Council (DEIC), a committee made up of parents, teachers and administrators. "The DEIC reviewed and considered all feedback from the survey," said Superintendent Ryder Warren, Ed.D. "I want to thank our community, caregivers and staff for the valuable insight they provided. It was strongly considered this year when planning our upcoming academic year."

For two weeks, community members, staff and students had an opportunity to vote and provide feedback for the school calendar. From the 5,188 responses, the majority 2,629 voters, supported calendar option 1, which is similar to this year's calendar with 440-minute days, ending the semester on Thursday, December 20, aligning with neighboring school districts in the area.

Based on feedback from the calendar survey, adjustments were made to Option 1 that include:

  • Adding an additional day off before Christmas (December 21, 2018)
  • One early release day was eliminated (October 12, 2018)
  • There is one early release day in December (December 20, 2018) and two early release days in May to allow teachers time to complete grades (May 30-31, 2018).

Important dates/information for the Northwest ISD 2018-2019 calendar include:

  • 172 instructional days starting August 27
  • One week off for Thanksgiving Break, November 19-23
  • For Winter Break, students are off December 21-January 7. Staff is off December 21-January 4.
  • Spring Break is March 11-15.
  • Good Friday, April 19, is a student holiday.
  • The last day of school is May 31.
  • The 2018-2019 school calendar totals 76,500 minutes with a 440-minute school day.
  • There are no changes to the school start and end times.
  • Our instructional calendar includes enough minutes to accommodate for up to two inclement weather days that might occur. 

Click here to view the 2018-2019 school calendar.