School started July 13 at four Aldine ADSY campuses

Regular School Classes start Thursday, August 10

ALDINE – The Aldine ISD has begun the 2023-2024 school year with its Additional Days School Year (ADSY) program at four campuses. Harris Elementary, Smith Elementary, Vines Primary and Ermel Elementary welcomed students on their first day of instruction on Thursday, July 13.

Students at these four schools will attend classes for 210 days during the 2022-2023 school year, while staff will attend eight days of professional development for 216 days, a news release from the district said.

After its pilot launch of ADSY at Vines Primary and Ermel Elementary in the 2021-2022 school year, the district moved to expand the program to include Harris and Smith.

Smith Principal Ida Carter said, “ We are thrilled to bring the opportunity of carrying the momentum of each school year through to the next for our students while also applying innovative learning practices that will equip our students with the tools, they need to be successful in life.”

According to Aldine ISD, the program offers a number of benefits for students, staff and families, including:

–Increased achievement and growth opportunities for Hispanic and African American learners.

–More recess and brain breaks during the school day for students, with more class time directed at their individual needs and working on projects with peers.

–Additional time for staff to collaborate (including small-group time), plan for students’ needs and participate in professional development.

–More time for families to hear about their child’s progress, see what their students are learning and creating, and connecting with their respective campuses.

“I am thrilled that Aldine has chosen to keep this initiative in place and expand it to additional schools,” said Ermel Elementary Principal Erik Torres. “The additional instructional time, project-based learning and whole child approach we implemented between last school year and this year has been instrumental in our student’s growth.”


Teachers Report ……………… Aug 1

First Day of Classes ……….. Aug 10

Thanksgiving Break ….. Nov 20-24

Holiday ……………….. Dec 16-Jan 3

Classes Resume ……………….. Jan 4

Spring Break ……………. Mar 11-15

Last Day of Classes ………… May 30

Last Day for Teachers …….. May 31