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Board Approves 2020-21 School Year Calendar

Denton ISD's Board of School Trustees approved the 2020-21 school year at their regular meeting in December. The 2020-21 School Year will begin Wednesday, Aug. 12, with the district’s annual Freshman First Day (Class of 2024 only) set for the day prior on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Of note, the district will be closed for a student and staff holiday on Monday, Nov. 2 and will remain closed for students on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to facilitate Election Day.

The school year will come to an end Thursday, May 27, ensuring that students are out before the Memorial Day weekend.


The district’s extended school breaks will include:

Thanksgiving Break     Nov. 23 – 27

Winter Break              Dec. 21 – Jan. 5

Spring Break              Mar. 8 – 12 

The calendar includes a total of 75,680 instructional minutes, which accounts for any days missed due to weather closings. HB 2610 requires that school be conducted for a mandated 75,600 instructional minutes.


Click here to view the approved 2020-21 school year calendar.