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

'Tis almost the season when El Paso schools 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.

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 on Dec. 20 or Dec. 21, although a couple of school districts are giving students an earlier jump.

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 2019 until January 7 or 8. "Only two-and-a-half weeks? I wish winter break was longer," said no parent ever.

2018 El Paso-area Winter Break Schedules At-a-Glance

El Paso ISD

Last day of semester Dec. 21 (Early Release)
Students return Jan. 9

Ysleta ISD

Last day of semester Dec. 20 (Early Release)
Students return Jan. 8

Socorro ISD

Last day of semester Dec. 21 (Early Release)
Students return Jan. 8

Canutillo ISD

Last day of semester Dec. 20
Students return Jan. 7

Anthony ISD

Last day of semester Dec. 14 (Early Release)
Students return Jan. 7

Clint ISD

Last day of semester Dec. 19 (Early Release)
Students return Jan. 7

Fabens ISD

Last day of semester Dec. 21
Students return Jan. 9

Gadsden ISD

Last day of semester Dec. 20 (Early Release)
Students return Jan. 10

San Elizario ISD

Last day of semester Dec. 21
Students return Jan. 9