In a break from tradition, the first day of school for Mission CISD (Consolidated Independent School District) elementary students will be a regular/full-day of school. The first day of school for Mission CISD students will be Monday, August 21. For many years, the first day for district elementary students was a half-day, with junior high and high school students, attending a full-day.
We are looking at every aspect of our operations to make sure we are maximizing classroom instructional time, explained Oscar Rodriguez, superintendent. This year, we have moved elementary registration activities to dates before the first day of school to allow teachers to get into their instructional routine quicker. Rodriguez added that since the district is changing a long standing tradition, there will likely be some confusion this first year. Everything we have sent out regarding registration and the first day of school has included the change in schedule, but there are always some who just miss the message or will forget and fall back on the old practice.
District officials say they will address any problem areas that crop up this year as plans are made for the beginning of the 07-08 school year.