By CFISD Communications
CYPRESS — The Cypress Fairbanks ISD Board of Trustees approved the calendar committee’s recommendations for the 2023-2024 instructional calendar during its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 12, 2023.
State law mandates that instruction for the school year may not begin before the fourth Monday in August. For the 2023-2024 instructional year, the earliest start date is Aug. 28 — which will serve as the first day of school.
In the fall semester of 2022, a calendar committee was organized to develop a calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. The committee was made up of district-wide representation, including teachers, parents, community members, campus administrators and support staff. The committee worked to construct the calendar using the 75,600 minutes needed to complete a school year required by law.
The committee recommended a calendar to the school board that will conclude the 2023-2024 school year on May 31, 2023. In its meetings, the committee discussed various components of developing the instructional calendars before arriving at a consensus. The 2023-2024 calendar recommendation presented to the Board of Trustees included:
students begin school on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023;
Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2023, is a student/staff holiday;
the calendar has a Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 20-24, 2023);
a winter break is scheduled for students and staff (Dec. 22, 2023-Jan. 5, 2024);
a five-day spring break is scheduled for March 11-15, 2024;
Good Friday, March 29, 2024, is a student/staff holiday;
Memorial Day, May 27, 2024, is a student/staff holiday;
the school year will end on May 31, 2024 for students;
the calendar features four teacher work days/school closure make-up days that are also student holidays: Sept. 25, 2023; Oct. 16, 2023; Feb. 16, 2024; and April 15, 2024; and
Feb. 19 and April 15, 2024 are designated as inclement weather makeup days.
To download a copy of the 2023-2024 school calendar, click here.