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Calendar Approved for 2017-2018

The Board of Trustees approved the 2017-2018 academic school year calendar at a workshop on February 13.  The school district also adjusted school day starting and ending times for next year.

School will begin on Monday August 21, 2017.  Thanksgiving vacation will be November 20-24 and winter break will begin on Friday December 22. Students will return on Tuesday January 9, 2018.  Spring break for next year will be March 12 – 16 and the school year will end on Thursday, May 31 if there are no bad weather makeup days.

Other school holidays will include September 4, October 9 and 23, January 15, March 30 and May 28.  March 30 and June 1 have been designated as bad weather makeup days if needed.

Beginning next year, the State will count a school district's number of instructional minutes (75,600 minutes) instead of instructional days (previously 180 days). This change, along with Allen ISD’s designation as a District of Innovation, allows Allen ISD to begin school a week earlier in August.  In order to provide staff development days and proper number of minutes, the elementary and middle school school days will be extended by ten minutes. The Lowery Center school day will be five minutes longer.

School Times For 2017-2018 
Elementary School   7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Middle School   8:25 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.  
Lowery Freshman Center 8:15 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Allen High School   8:15 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. (no change from 2016-17)
The approved calendar was based on feedback to an earlier proposal that was presented in November.  Community and staff expressed strong support for a complete two week winter vacation and a week at Thanksgiving.  The school district also sought to add instructional days int he fall semester and add a parent-teacher conference day in October.  

The 2017-2018 academic school year calendar is now posted on the district website.