In an effort to give teachers and staff more time to prepare for the upcoming school year, the Austin Public Schools have pushed back the start of the 2020-21 school year to Wednesday, September 2nd and Thursday, September 3rd.

School District officials determined that Austin Pre-K and elementary schools  will have conferences Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st, with Wednesday, September 2nd being the first day of school for grades pre-K through 6th grade for both in-person and pre-K through 6th grade elected distance learning.

Thursday, September 3rd will be the first day of school for grades 7-12, with in-person instruction for the Packer hybrid group, distance learning for the Austin hybrid group and 7-12 elected distance learners.