Weather delays school start for some districts in El Paso region

Some school districts in the El Paso region have announced a delayed start to the school day on Monday due to the winter weather conditions. The decision was made to ensure the safety of students and staff who may face icy roads and low visibility.

El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) and Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) have both issued a two-hour delay for all campuses and offices on Monday. This means that classes will start two hours later than the normal schedule, and buses will pick up students two hours later as well. Employees are also expected to report to work two hours later than usual.

Weather delays school start for some districts in El Paso region
Weather delays school start for some districts in El Paso region

EPISD and YISD have also canceled all morning extracurricular activities and programs, such as athletics, fine arts, and clubs. However, afternoon and evening activities will continue as scheduled, unless otherwise notified.

Both districts have advised parents, students, and staff to monitor their websites and social media accounts for any updates or changes.

Socorro ISD and Canutillo ISD delay by one hour

Socorro Independent School District (SISD) and Canutillo Independent School District (CISD) have also announced a one-hour delay for all campuses and offices on Monday. Classes will begin one hour later than the regular schedule, and buses will run one hour later as well. Employees are also asked to report to work one hour later than normal.

SISD and CISD have also canceled all morning extracurricular activities and programs, but afternoon and evening activities will proceed as planned, unless otherwise announced.

Both districts have urged parents, students, and staff to check their websites and social media accounts for any updates or changes.

Other districts remain on regular schedule

Other school districts in the El Paso region, such as Clint Independent School District (CISD), Fabens Independent School District (FISD), and San Elizario Independent School District (SEISD), have not issued any delays or closures for Monday. They have stated that they will operate on their regular schedule, and that they will monitor the weather conditions closely.

However, SEISD has reminded parents, students, and staff that the district will transition to a four-day work and school week in the 2023-2024 school year, starting this July . The district will be the first in the El Paso region to implement this schedule, which aims to address teacher vacancies, increase attendance, and improve wellness.

SEISD officials have said that the four-day week will run from Tuesday to Friday, and that Mondays will be off for students and staff. The school days will be longer for all grade levels, and the school year will start on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, and end on Friday, May 31, 2024.

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