No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks.

It's that time of the year again. The time of the year that can be summed up in four words parents dread and teachers love: school's out for summer!

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Summer off from school isn’t the same as it used to be, though. Most notable is the number of days for sleeping in and gaming without having to worry about an assignment due.

After transitioning to a year-round school calendar in 2020, the three-month-long summer break of Yore has been reduced to an eight-week summer break.

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93.1 KISS-FM checked district calendars to find out when El Paso-area school districts will kick off the new school year.

El Paso Independent School District
Monday, August 7, 2023

Ysleta Independent School District
Monday, July 31, 2023

Socorro Independent School District
Monday, July 31, 2023

Canutillo Independent School District
Monday, July 31, 2023

San Elizario Independent School District
Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Fabens Independent School District
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Anthony Independent School District
Monday, July 31, 2023

Clint Independent School District
Monday, July 24, 2023

IDEA Public Schools
Thursday, August 3, 2023

Summer: Parents vs Teachers

We asked parents in El Paso what they were least looking forward to about their kid's summer break.

• "Making 3 meals a day and the snacks in between meals"
• "The grocery bill"
• "I'm bored” & 'I'm hungry” every 10 minutes"
• "My house not being as tidy as I want it"
• "Having my kids home. All. Day."

El Paso-area teachers were a lot more stoked about the summer break. Here's a collection of what some of them told us they were most looking forward to this summer.

• "Eating at normal pace and being able to pee as I need!"
• "Peace and quiet! Lots of Netflix"
• "Sleeping past 7a"
• "Enjoying my coffee… while it’s still hot"
• "Not dealing with your kids"

Oh, snap! That last one. But, yeah, it's a fair statement.

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