In Briana Boccard’s pre-kindergarten class, only four of 17 students showed up on May 31 — the last day of classes. They sat comfortably watching a movie, waiting for their 2:15 p.m. dismissal.

A few rooms down the hall at Leadership Academy at Como Elementary, only seven of 16 students showed up to Brittany Clonch’s class. They, too, watched a movie.

In the bilingual pre-kindergarten classroom, Ruth Edwards and the 10 of 15 students that showed celebrated the last day of classes with pizza, cupcakes and cookies.

Fort Worth ISD schools officially ended classes for the 2021-2022 school year on May 31. 

Students were supposed to be released for the summer on May 27, but snow days earlier in the year had to be accounted for.

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Cristian ArguetaSotoCommunity Engagement Journalist

Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...