District officials said the break is an opportunity to recharge after nearly a month spent learning from home. Some said the break was necessary as they continue to tinker with digital learning strategies.
"We all need it, even though we're not able to travel to go to our normal vacation spots and let our hair down," said Delores Paschall, principal at Oakcliff Elementary School. "Virtual learning has been a challenge for everybody. It's time to relax, even if I'm just relaxing on my couch."
Beginning April 13, some students will operate on four-day work weeks, with some days to be used for parent and student conferences. Meals will be handed out three days a week, with students taking two days worth of food during each trip.