Important Changes for 2017-18 School Year

Dear Parents, Guardians & Staff,

Before you get away for Spring Break, please see the following announcements that will go into effect the 2017-18 school year.

Professional Development Early Release Days
Thank you to the more than 1,500 parents and 358 staff who completed the survey on the Early Release/Late Start professional development days. The majority of responses (57% parents, 85% staff) favored Early Release over Late Start. There was also a majority of responses that preferred consistency in designating the days.

With this feedback, we have set five of the six Early Release days as the last Tuesday of the month, with the exception of November 2017 because of how Thanksgiving break falls. There will be no Early Release days in August, October, December and May. Please view our updated 2017-18 calendar online, which includes next year's scheduled Early Release Days and No Homework Nights.

Student Information Verification (SIV)

The annual Student Information Verification (SIV) is moving from August to this coming April so that we can have a better idea of next year's returning students before we break for summer. This will aid in staffing, transportation and allocating resources. More reminders and information will be released after Spring Break, but mark your calendars now for SIV to open April 12 at 1pm. Please remember that this is for returning students, not students who are new to the district.

Have a wonderful rest of the week and a safe and fun Spring Break!

Thank you,

Dr. Tom Leonard

Dr. Tom Leonard, Superintendent of Schools, Eanes Independent School District