Austin ISD has become a District of Innovation (DOI), a designation through the Texas Education Agency that allows schools to adjust their schedules and calendars to meet the needs of the school community. The Bowie Vertical Team opted to align the elementary start/end times and the additional professional development days with the Akins Vertical Team for calendar consistency of South Austin schools.
The Bowie Vertical Team has been approved for the following District of Innovation Dates for the 2018-2019 school year. These professional development dates will be student holidays. Please organize your family's calendar accordingly.
- All Bowie Vertical Team Elementary Schools: September 24th, January 3rd and 4th, and February 15th.
- Bailey and Gorzycki Middle School: September 24th, January 3rd and 4th, and February 15th.
- Bowie High School: October 5th, January 3rd and 4th, and February 15th.
Please note, while the elementary schools share the same days as Bailey, Bowie does NOT include 9/24, but observes 10/5 instead.