2021-2022 Academic Calendar

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  • 2021-2022 Academic Calendar FAQs

    The development of the Sherman ISD academic calendar is a collaborative process managed by the Assistant Superintendent of Student Engagement & Support. The district calendar committee, comprised of members who served on the District Improvement Committee as well as district PTA presidents, Sherman ISD teachers, staff, parents, and community members, provides valuable input and suggestions to develop the calendar before approval by the Sherman ISD Board of Trustees. Our district is providing an FAQ to provide clarity on important calendar dates and answer frequently asked questions regarding the academic calendar.


    When is the first and last day of school for the 2021-2022 school year?

    The first day of school for students will be August 18, 2021, and the last day of school for students is May 25, 2022.


    What are the school start/end times?

    7:40 am - 3:15 pm

    • Crutchfield Elementary
    • Fairview Elementary
    • Neblett Elementary
    • Sory Elementary
    • Washington Elementary
    • Wakefield Elementary
    • Dillingham Elementary

    8:20 am - 3:55 pm

    • Piner Middle School
    • Sherman Middle School
    • Sherman High School
    • Sherman Learning Center
    • DAEP

    7:30 - 3:55 pm

    • Fred Douglass ECC
    • Perrin ECC (Pre-K, Head Start, Bilingual)


    How many instructional days are required in the academic calendar?

    Sherman ISD must operate so that it provides 75,600 minutes of instruction, including intermissions and recesses for students. That equates to 170instruction days for the 2021-2022 academic calendar.


    What happens on early release days?

    Early release days provide many benefits to our districts. The days allow for teachers to input grades, finalize final exams or semester grades, and allow teaching colleagues to work together toward a common goal that’s important to their particular subject or campus.


    Why is there a comp professional development day on October 8?

    During the calendar committee meetings, it was determined that teachers and staff were in favor of including a fall break for students prior to ending the first quarter. The committee also concluded that day would provide our educators with a small break and the opportunity for families to participate in the State Fair of Texas.


    What is the purpose of staff development days?

    The purpose of staff development days is to strengthen educators’ performance levels so that they can enhance their performance and raise student achievement. 


    Do bad weather days affect the calendar?

    Our current calendar has a minimum of two days banked for bad weather. In the event there are more days needed, Sherman ISD will adjust the calendar to allow for additional inclement weather days as needed. Any change to the finalized academic calendar will be communicated from the district level to all campuses promptly.


    Can Sherman ISD change or update the academic calendar after its approval or the start of the school year?

    Sherman ISD can update or change the academic calendar at any time to adhere to any academic calendar changes made by the Texas Education Agency. The district also has the option to add minutes to days remaining in the school year to make up for an unplanned event that may cause the school to close during the school year.


    When will the SHS high school graduations be held?

    The Sherman High School graduation is May 27, 2022.


    If there are any changes to the academic calendar, how will I be notified?

    The district's academic calendar page always contains the most recent information regarding the academic calendar. The Sherman ISD Communications Department will also share updated information via Blackboard Messenger, the district website, Facebook, and Twitter.