Dashing through the doors
For a weeks-long winter break
All the kids they go
Laughing all the way

It's almost time for El Paso schools to shut down for a long winter's nap, leaving parents to find ways to keep their kids busy and out of trouble for at least 2 weeks.

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93.1 KISS-FM checked district calendars to find out when kids get turned loose for the holidays and found most students will begin their Christmas vacation when school lets out on Friday, Dec. 17.

The majority of students will drive their parents nuts with cries of "I'm bored," and "there's nothing to do" through the first weekend of the new year as most don't have their first school day of 2021 until January 4 or 5. "Only two-and-a-half weeks? I wish winter break was longer," said no parent ever.

2021 El Paso-area Winter Break Schedules At-a-Glance

El Paso
Last day of semester Dec. 17 (Early Release)
Students return Jan. 4

Socorro
Last day of semester Dec. 17 (Early Release)
Students return Jan. 5

Ysleta
Last day of semester Dec. 17 (Early Release/Half Day)
Students return Jan. 5

Canutillo

Last day of semester Dec. 17
Students return Jan. 5

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San Elizario
Last day of semester Dec. 17 (Early Release)
Students return Jan. 5

Fabens
Last day of semester Dec. 17 (Early Release)
Students return Jan. 4

Clint
Last day of semester Dec. 17 (Early Release)
Students return Jan. 4

Anthony
Last day of semester Dec. 17 (Early Release)
Students return Jan. 4

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