Dear El Paso ISD,

In our effort to enhance academic excellence, we are reaching out to our valued community members with an opportunity to have a say in our 2024-2025 academic calendar. Your feedback and insights are crucial in shaping the future of our district.

Throughout the last year, our district has encountered a variety of matters that have prompted us to re-evaluate the previously approved calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. We have taken into account a multitude of factors, with a primary focus on the safety and security of our students and staff. Additionally, we have carefully considered the input provided by our dedicated teachers during several sessions with Superintendent Diana Sayavedra. Your voices have been heard, and we are committed to addressing your concerns and needs.

As a result, we have made adjustments, including the decision to close Nov. 5.

We are now presenting two versions of the 2024-2025 academic calendar for your consideration, along with a proposed calendar for the 2025-2026 school year. Each version includes detailed explanations of the changes made. We encourage you to review these calendars thoughtfully and participate in the voting process.

Your participation is invaluable to us. By sharing your preferences and perspectives, you contribute to the collective efforts aimed at providing the best possible educational experience for our students.

Please take the time to cast your vote for the revisions to the 2024-2025 academic calendar and the proposed calendar for the 2025-2026 school year. Your engagement strengthens our community and helps shape the future of education in El Paso Independent School District.

Thank you for your ongoing support and collaboration.

2024-2025 & 2025-2026 Calendar Options

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2024-2025 Option A
2024-2025 Calendar Option A
2024-2025 Option B
2024-2025 Calendar Option B
2025-2026 Option A
2025-2026 Calendar Option A
2025-2026 Option B
2025-2026 Calendar Option B
2025-2026 EPISD Calendar Similarities & Differences
2024-2025 & 2025-2026 Calendar Similarities & Differences
District Calendar Committee Presentation 2024-2025 Revisions & 2025-2026 New
2024-2025 & 2025-2026 District Calendar Committee Presentation

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Ways the Calendar Options are Different

2024-2025 Calendars
Item 2024-2025 (Approved 8-15-2023) Calendar A Calendar B
Election Day – Safety/Security School in Session - Tuesday, November 5 No School - Tuesday, November 5 No School - Tuesday, November 5
Teacher Workdays 3.5 days –
Half days - July 29
Full days – Aug. 2, June 9 & 10

3 days –
Half days - July 29 & June 6
Full days – Aug. 2 & Jan. 7

3 days –
Half days - July 29 & June 4
Full days – Aug. 2 & Jan. 7

Teacher Professional Development Days 5.5 days -
Half days: July 29, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Feb. 12, Apr. 2

Full days: July. 30, 31, Aug. 1


7 days -
Half days: July 29, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Nov. 22, Feb. 12, May 7

Full days: July. 30, 31, Aug. 1, Jan. 6


7 days -
Half days: July 29, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Nov. 22, Feb. 12, May 7

Full days: July. 30, 31, Aug. 1, Jan. 6


Last day of 1st grading period Friday, September 27 Tuesday, October 1 Friday, October 4
Fall Intersession September 30 - October 4 (5 day Fall Intersession) October 2-4 (3 day Fall Intersession) No Fall Intersession
Last Day of School for Students Friday, June 6 Friday, June 6 Wednesday, June 4
Last Day of School for Teachers Tuesday, June 10 Friday, June 6 Wednesday, June 4
Holiday School in session – February 17 No school - February 17
– Presidents Day (Federal Holiday)
School in session – February 17
Start of 3rd grading period Monday, January 6 Wednesday, January 8 Wednesday, January 8
Last day of 3rd grading period Friday, February 28 Tuesday, March 4 Friday, February 28
Spring Intersession March 3-7
(5 day Spring Intersession)
March 5-7
(3 day Spring Intersession)
March 3-7
(5 day Spring Intersession)
Summer School & Intersession
(Extended School Year Days)
22
(No School June 19 - Juneteenth Holiday)
21
(Summer School in Session June 19)
22
(Summer School in Session June 19)
Days of Summer for Students 47 (Calendar days) 51 (Calendar days) 53 (Calendar days)
Days of Summer for Teachers 40 (Calendar days) 40 (Calendar days) 42 (Calendar days)



2025-2026 Calendars
Item Calendar A Calendar B
Holiday No school - February 16
– Presidents Day (Federal Holiday)
School in session – February 16
Teacher Workdays 3 days –
Half days - July 28 & June 4

Full days – Aug. 1 & Jan. 6


3 days –
Half days - July 28 & June 5

Full days – Aug. 1 & Jan. 6


Teacher Professional Development Days 7 days-
Half days: July 28, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Nov. 21, Feb. 11, May 6

Full days: July 29, 30, 31, Jan. 5


7 days-
Half days: July 28, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Nov. 21, Feb. 11, May 6

Full days: July 29, 30, 31, Jan. 5


Spring Intersession March 11-13 March 9-13
Start of 3rd grading period Wednesday, January 7 Wednesday, January 7
Last day of 3rd grading period Tuesday, March 10 Friday, March 6
Last Day of School for Students Thursday, June 4 Friday, June 5
Last Day of School for Teachers Thursday, June 4 Friday, June 5
Summer School & Intersession Extended School Year Days 22 23
Days of Summer for Students Pending the creation of the 2026-2027 school year calendar.
Days of Summer for Teachers


Ways the Calendar Options are the Same

2024-2025 Calendar 2025-2026 Calendar
  • 180 Instructional Days
  • 187 Teacher Contract Days
  • First day of school August 5
  • Parent Teacher Conferences: Sept. 10-12 and Feb. 4-6
  • Fall break intersession October 7-11
  • Thanksgiving Week Off
  • Winter Holidays Dec. 23– Jan. 5
  • Holidays observed (No school): Sept. 2, Nov. 11, Jan. 20, Apr. 18, May 26
  • Half-day Early Dismissal for Students and Staff: Dec. 20 and May 23
  • 180 Instructional Days
  • 187 Teacher Contract Days
  • First day of school August 4
  • Parent Teacher Conferences: Sept. 16-18 and Feb. 3-5
  • Last day of 1st grading period October 7
  • Fall intersession October 8-10
  • Fall break October 13-17
  • November 21 – Early release for students. PM half day PD for teachers
  • Thanksgiving Week Off – Nov. 24-28
  • Winter Holidays Dec. 22– Jan. 6 for students
  • Winter Holidays Dec. 22– Jan. 2 for teachers
  • Holidays observed (No school): Sept. 1, Nov. 11, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Apr. 3, May 25
  • Half-day Early Dismissal for Students and Staff: Dec. 19 and May 22
  • Teacher Professional Development (7 days)
    Half days: July 28, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Nov. 21, Feb. 11, May 6
    Full days: July 29, 30, 31, Jan. 5


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