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We wanted to answer different comments or questions we have heard about the 2017-2018 Calendar and the changes from previous years.
First, we have been asked to provide further explanations for the “why” in establishing a different school calendar. The calendar committee, consisting of parents, local business leaders, teachers and administrators, looked into several different ideas that could impact student learning.
Second, we are going to address some of the voiced concerns with Calendar B.
We are contacting the local child care centers to discuss the breaks and how they can provide service during those times. We have spoken to one director who said they plan to offer child care then to make up for the week lost in the summer. We also plan to visit with our high school students about babysitting opportunities.
Many of our students do not have air conditioning in their homes. We hope that we can keep them more comfortable in the schools.
Yes, we could. The law says that students must be in school for 75,600 minutes. To significantly shorten the school year, we would have to drastically lengthen the school day. We are in school for 7 hours and 35 minutes now. To shorten the year by 10 days, our students would have to go to school for more than 8 hours.
We apologize for the inconvenience and will work with you to come to a solution. If you are going to miss the first week, please contact your child’s principal. We can provide the material for the first week and determine if there is another way we can accommodate you.
Lastly, we will work with parents and students to ease concerns. In the next couple of days, we will have a question and answer section on our website to address those concerns. Please feel free to ask your questions there or call the administration building at (903) 886-3755.
In partnership with families and community, CISD will provide all students an exemplary education, preparing them to be successful, productive citizens.
Commerce Independent School District | 3315 Washington St. | Commerce, Texas 75428 | (Phone) 903.886.3755
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