Eanes ISD

Early Release Days/Thought Breaks

2020-21 Schedule

Early Release Days
Eanes ISD has carefully designed professional development for its staff using early release days to conduct training and provide time for teachers to collaborate on best instructional practices. Schools also release early on the last day of each semester.  Early Release days are for grades K-12 unless otherwise noted: September 24, 2020, October 29, 2020 (Grades 6-12 only, no school for grades K-5), December 18, 2020 (end of semester), March 4, 2021*, April 1, 2021* and May 26, 2021 (end of semester). Dates with an asterisk (*) are also Thought Breaks (see below).

Thought Breaks
Thought Breaks will be comprised in most cases by blocks of two back-to-back early-release days for ALL grades. This would equate to the addition of eight early-release days, which will always fall on Wednesday and Thursdays (excluding the first standalone date). Learn more about Thought Breaks: www.eanesisd.net/thoughtbreaks

  • Thursday, Dec. 10 – A single early-release day to be used as a “pilot” for teachers to have time to re-organize class plans after the third nine-weeks re-selection process in early December
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 and Thursday, Feb. 4
  • Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4 (the latter is an early-release day already scheduled)
  • Thursday, April 1 (an early-release day already scheduled)
  • Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15
  • Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20

Elementary Parent Conference Days
New for the 2020-21 school year: Elementary parent conference days are to allow for teachers to meet with each family. For 2020-21 conference days will be two days off from school rather than three early release days like they have been in previous years.  2020-21 Elementary Parent Conference days off are October 29 & 30, 2020. On these days Middle and High schools will have an Early release day on Oct 29, 2020 and a regular school day on Oct 30, 2020.

Please see the table below for dismissal times.

Campus Early Release Times
Westlake HS 1:15 PM
Hill Country MS 1:00 PM
West Ridge MS 1:00 PM
Barton Creek ES 11:50 AM
Bridge Point ES 11:50 AM
Cedar Creek ES 11:50 AM
Eanes ES 11:45 AM
Forest Trail ES 12:30 PM
Valley View ES 11:50 AM
Adult Transition Services (ATS) 12:45 PM