Infinite Campus Messenger Communications

  • Friday, February 26, 2021 
    Phase 3 of Gradual and Staggered Return to On-Campus Learning Plan Starts Monday, March 1

    Phase 3 of our Gradual & Staggered Return to On-Campus Learning Plan starts Monday! We are excited to move into this next phase which means Pre-K through 8th-grade students can return to campus five days a week. To ensure that we are able to continue moving forward with our on-campus learning return plans, we need everyone to do their part to #KeepHenryHealthy! We remind everyone to #MaskUpHCS, wash your hands, and watch your distance.

    Families with students returning to campus should always conduct a personal health screening of their children before sending them to school.

    Here's a video from HCS Lead Nurse Amy Rivers with a COVID-19 Symptoms Screening Checklist reminder for families to use before sending kids to schools: https://bit.ly/3bIx8ar The screening checklist document can be found here: https://bit.ly/3aV5vfc

    We also have a link to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's preventive care website: https://bit.ly/3stdXrW

    Thank you for your support in doing your part to #KeepHenryHealthy!

    Reminder - Phase 4 Starts Monday, March 8!

  • Sunday, February 7, 2021 
    Phase 2 Starts Tomorrow

    Good evening,

    We are looking forward to restarting Phase 2 of our Gradual and Staggered Return to On-Campus Learning Plan tomorrow. Students with the last name starting with the letter A through M choosing on-campus learning can once again return to the classroom this week on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday and Thursday, students with the last name starting with N through Z can return to the classroom. All students in a self-contained program are allowed to return to on-campus learning every day regardless of their last name.

    A reminder for those utilizing HCS transportation to return to campus, please be at your bus stop 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled pick-up time and have your mask. Masks are required to be worn on all buses.

    And regarding school meals this week, previous communications noted that all remote-learning students must make their pre-orders for the upcoming week by Monday, February 8 at 8pm. Regular meal service will be available for all on-campus learners. (Meals for the remainder of the school year are free of charge for all students.)

    We look forward to seeing our on-campus and remote learners tomorrow!

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 
    Virtual Options for 21-22

    Henry County Schools Families:

    We are making plans for the next school year (2021-2022). With a return to face-to-face learning for the 2021-22 school year on the horizon, we also know there may be continued interest for additional virtual learning options for some families.

    Earlier this week you should have received an email message about two new options for virtual learning beginning next school year (2021-2022). Just in case you did not receive that information we are attaching it here again. If your family is interested in a participating in one of these options and you would like to hear more about this opportunity please join us tonight at 6:00PM (link below). Impact Academy will be hosting an online virtual information session for all interested families this evening.

    We look forward to you joining us tonight at 6:00PM at https://bit.ly/HCSYouTubeChannel if you are interested in learning more.

    In advance of this live online session we will be collecting your questions. If you have a question about any of the three options you can submit your questions to us before the session this evening by emailing QAvirtual@henry.k12.ga.us

    In addition to tonight’s meeting you can also find our more information about these options by going to our website: https://bit.ly/3phLoMS and if you miss the meeting you will be able to find the recording here as well.

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 
    Virtual Options for Students for 2021-22 School Year

    Good evening, Henry County Families,

    It has been a busy start to the new year, and it is time to begin planning for the 2021 -2022 school year. We are excited to share that next school year will include some new virtual learning options for all families. Through a new collection of Impact academies, all students K-12 can choose a blended or full virtual experience. For middle and high school students, there will be the two virtual options to choose from – blended or full virtual – if a student wants to participate in online learning. Elementary students will have three options if they would like to choose online learning.

    Families for our elementary learners can choose blended, full virtual, or Evening Academy options. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
    Families interested in any of these options should visit the Henry County Schools or Impact Academy website for more details. Information sessions will begin the week this week, and all registration for families who want to participate in online learning during the 2021-2022 school year will take place February 1-12.

    We look forward to serving our students with these new options next school year.

    Employee

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 
    Good Morning!

    Good morning,
    We look forward to seeing everyone online this week and next week as a part of our continuation of remote learning. Remember, if you would like school meals this week, you must pre-order your meals by today at 8pm in order to be able to pick them up at your school cluster pick-up site this Wednesday from 11am-1pm. Log onto www.MySchoolBucks.com to complete your pre-order. If this is your first time or if you forgot how to order meals.

    Click here

    Have a great day!

  • Friday, Januay 22, 2021 
    Message to HS Families - ACCESS 2.0 (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English for English Language Learners) testing in Georgia

    Parents,

    The window for ACCESS 2.0 (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English for English Language Learners) testing in Georgia is open and has been extended to March 26, 2021. Like the Georgia Milestones Assessments, the state requires ACCESS 2.0 testing be conducted face to face.
    As a result of the state window extension and Henry County Schools students currently utilizing remote learning, the school district has adjusted its window for testing English Language Learners (ELLs). All ACCESS 2.0 testing occurs during the school day.

    Specifically, Henry County Schools’ plan for ACCESS 2.0 testing is as follows: 

    • January 13-February 5, schools may schedule individual testing appointments for English Language Learners who have been on-site learners to come to school for testing. 
    • February 8- February 25- ESOL teachers will schedule remote English Language Learners to come onsite during the school day for testing. 
    • Each remote English Language Learner will be assigned one week (4 consecutive days Mon-Thurs) to be assessed onsite: Feb 1 - 5 or Feb 8 - 12 or Feb 22 – 25
    • Remote English Language Learners may use HCS bus transportation to and from school during their assigned assessment week.
    • If a student’s testing is completed prior to the end of the week, the school shall communicate with that student’s family, so the child may return immediately to remote instruction if the family desires it.
    • March 1- March 18- ESOL teachers will finish assessing in-person English Language Learners.
    • March 19-March 26- ESOL teachers will conduct any make-up testing with English Language Learners unable to test in previous weeks.

    Families who need transportation to school for ACCESS testing while all students are engaged in remote learning should contact your child’s ESOL teacher to arrange transportation.

    If you have questions about ACCESS 2.0 testing, you may contact your child’s English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher or building administrator. 

  • Friday, January 22, 2021 
    Employee - School Choice for Children - 2021-22 School Year

    Employee


    Good morning, HCS Employees, As a reminder, the Employee School Choice Application window is now open and runs through Friday, February 26, 2021, for all full-time, benefit-eligible employees. Please click on the link included below and follow the instructions to complete the online application.


    https://henryco.sharepoint.com/sites/O365_tenant/hcsemployeechildrenenrollment

    **This process must be completed each year.

    Have a great day!

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 
    Report Cards Now Available - Quarterly Connection added to keep you informed!

    Jan8


    End of term report cards from the 2nd nine weeks are available for viewing in the IC Parent Portal. Since Henry County Schools is currently operating with all students being fully remote, parents who wish to receive a paper copy of a child’s report card may contact their child’s home school to schedule an appointment to pick up a copy. Families with students who are served through our Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program will receive an electronic copy of their child’s IEP progress report via email during the week of January 18-22, 2021, in addition to being able to see their child’s report card via the parent portal. Families should contact their child’s school if assistance is needed with accessing the IC Parent Portal.


    Also, open the attachment or click here to read the latest Quarterly Connection!

    #KeepHenryHealthy
    #MaskUpHCS

  • Monday, January 11, 2021 
    Message to Families - Dual Enrollment Information Night - January 26

    Henry County Schools will host the annual Dual Enrollment Informational Night virtually on January 26. There will be two sessions that families can choose to attend 5:00-6:00 pm OR 6:30-7:30 pm. All students in grades 8 through 11, and their parents/guardians, are welcome to attend one of the sessions designed to give detailed information pertaining to earning college credit while still in high school. Post-secondary education partners such as Clayton State University, Georgia State University, Southern Crescent Technical College, Gordon State College, Georgia Military College, along with Georgia Student Finance Commission and Georgia Department of Education will be present to provide information as well. Don’t miss out on this event!

    Families must register for only one time listed below, if they are interesting in learning about Dual Enrollment. After registering for the event, the link for the event will be sent to the registrant’s email. Please email Dr. Chon Hester, if you have any questions: rhester@henry.k12.ga.us

    Link for registering for the 5pm meeting: https://henry-k12-ga-us.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K_EeV8NVRGqSLfLWfGlX6g
    OR
    Link for registering for the 6:30pm meeting: https://henry-k12-ga-us.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aMVqCDn5Q7K62FPFfQWpag

  • Sunday, January 10, 2021 
    Message to Families - 2nd Semester Starts Tomorrow

    Good evening, HCS Families, 

    We look forward to seeing you all online tomorrow for our remote start to the 2nd semester!

    Remember, if you would like school meals for the coming week, please place your pre-order by tomorrow at 8pm.

    Have a great evening!

  • Friday, January 8, 2021 
    Message to Families - School Starts Monday!

    Jan8


    Good afternoon, HCS Families, 

    We hope that you all have had a restful and energizing semester break. It's hard to believe it is time to start the second semester, but we know that this half of the school year is one of the most exciting as everyone really hits their stride and learning moves to even greater heights!

    As you know, everyone will start Monday in a remote learning environment, and this learning method is slated to last for two weeks. For students making their way back to the remote setting, think back to how the school year started in August through September, as Monday will entail a similar environment. Everyone will need to log in on time for each class. It is important that you are present and ready to participate in your classes in order to have a successful start in 2021. Don't forget to charge your personal learning device over the weekend.

    And since everyone will be remote, that means that students wishing to receive school meals will need to complete their pre-orders in time to pick them up on Wednesday. You can use the following video (Click Here ) to hear important information regarding the pre-order process, pick-up locations, and MySchoolBucks.com accounts. In order to receive meals on this upcoming Wednesday, January 13 from 11am-1pm, you must pre-order no later than 8pm on Monday, January 11.

    We hope everyone has a great weekend, and we'll see you all online on Monday!

  • Monday, January 4, 2021 
    Message to Families - Henry County Schools to Return to Full-Remote Learning

    Jan4


    Good evening, Henry County Schools Families, 

    As shared in an earlier communication with you this week, we have kept a keen eye on the local impacts of COVID-19 in our community, and we have unfortunately seen the number of cases rise dramatically in our county. This troubling trend created a sense of urgency in our school district to look at all options for the continued health and wellbeing of our school community.

    In our board-approved Gradual and Staggered Return to Campus Plan adopted originally on August 31 and updated on October 19, the process by which the district would shift to remote operations when needed, was outlined. Key to this comprehensive formalized plan is the expectation by the board of education that the superintendent work with our strong and well-established community partners – Georgia Department of Public Health District 4 officials, Piedmont Henry Hospital executives, and county emergency management agency officials. As a result of continued and in-depth consultations over the semester break and late into this evening, it has been determined that all learning will move to full remote starting Monday, January 11, with a current anticipated return to optional on-campus learning on Monday, January 25.

    A decision such as this is not made in isolation, and like similar critical decisions made during this pandemic, we are confident in the sound collaboration with trusted partners and experts. Along with the full endorsement and agreement from the board of education, our school community will continue its successful efforts in providing an exceptional educational experience and a focus on the health and wellbeing of all students, staff, families, and community members.

    More information on essential operations for the successful continuation of remote instruction will be released this week. Thank you as always for your support and understanding during these complex times.

  • Monday, January 4, 2020
    Meals 2021

    HCS Families,

    Our school nutrition department will resume the distribution of school meals (five breakfasts and five lunches) this Wednesday for our students. Those interested in the meals must pre-order through www.MySchoolBucks.com. Pre-orders must take place between Thursday and Monday each week before picking up the collection of meals on that following Wednesday. That means in order to pick up meals this Wednesday, January 6 between 11am-1pm, your pre-order must be made before 8pm tonight.

    One notable change for the spring semester distribution plan is that we will revert back to meals being distributed at one of 10 school sites based on the school cluster in which you attend. For a list of distribution sites, you can find them in the flyer or see them below:

    CLUSTER          DISTRIBUTION SITE
    Dutchtown        Dutchtown HS
    Eagle's Landing Eagle's Landing MS
    Hampton          Hampton MS
    Locust Grove    Locust Grove HS
    Luella               Luella HS
    McDonough       McDonough MS
    Ola                  Ola HS
    Stockbridge      Stockbridge MS
    Union Grove     Union Grove MS
    Woodland         Woodland HS

    **Students returning to on-campus learning will still be able to receive each individual meal on a daily basis at their school. Remote learning students will continue with online pre-orders and curbside pick-up for their meals up at one of the 10 sites.**

    Meals for ALL students are free of charge through the end of the school year.

     

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Henry County Schools Calendar Adjusted for Second Semester

    Adjusted Calendar


    Parents and Guardians, 

    This message is to let you know that the Board of Education took action during their December Business Meeting to amend the school calendar
    for the second semester.

    Notable changes include delaying the start of the second semester for students by three days, giving teachers three extra workdays for needed classroom/instructional planning and preparation time.

    There is also one teacher workday per month, January through April, added for the same planning and preparation purposes.

    To read more about the amendments and see the updated calendar, click here.

    full adjusted Calendar

  • Sunday, December 13, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Henry County to wear purple on Monday, December 14 to honor our Henry School Heroes


    Heroes Day

    HCS Families,


    Tomorrow is the day, #HenrySchoolHeroesDay all across Henry County Schools. Our educators, which includes every employee in our system, have worked incredibly hard since March 13, the day that school changed for everyone, to make so many adjustments to keep learning going at the highest levels for our students. The success of our students is thanks in large part to the heroic efforts of our many Henry School Heroes. The list of actions includes schedule adjustments, remote learning design, hybrid learning development, safe on-campus learning, curbside meal pick-up, building modifications, virtual celebrations, socially-distant graduations, and so much more.

    In partnership with many of our appreciative business, government, and community partners, including the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Henry County Government, and Henry County Development Authority, we are asking everyone in Henry County to wear purple on Monday, December 14 to honor our Henry School Heroes.

    You can let all educators, especially those who have most directly impacted you and your family to help make this year a success, know how much they mean to you by:
    - Wearing Purple
    - Sharing a post on social media with the hashtag #HenrySchoolHeroesDay and a message of thanks/encouragement for the heroes who have impacted your student(s)/family
    - Writing a note/email to your child's teacher/administrator/school to show thanks for all that they do and why they are a hero to you.

    We look forward to celebrating the thousands of heroes among us on this very special day tomorrow, and we hope you will join us in saying thanks!


    #HenrySchoolHeroesDay
    #KeepHenryHealthy
    #MaskUpHCS

     

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Henry County Board of Education Fianlist for Governance Team of the Year

    BOE

    Congrats to our Board of Education for being named a finalist for the Georgia School Boards Association's Governance

    Team of the Year! Read about it here: https://bit.ly/3lnVM33

    #HenrySchoolHeroesDay
    #KeepHenryHealthy
    #MaskUpHCS

     

  • Friday, December 4, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - End of Week Message from Superintendent Davis

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    Good afternoon, HCS Families, We hope everyone had a great week! It's hard to believe we are in the month of December, and now we only have 10 more school days until our semester break.

    Please use this link Click Here) to find a video message from Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis!

    Have a safe and healthy weekend!

    #KeepHenryHealthy
    #MaskUpHCS

  • Sunday, November 29, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Thanksgiving Break


    Good evening, HCS Families,

    We hope everyone had a safe and healthy Thanksgiving break! We look forward to seeing our on-campus learners back at school and our remote learners online tomorrow.

    Remember to do your part to #KeepHenryHealthy! Only three weeks remain before the end of the semester. Let's make them great!


    #MaskUpHCS

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Take a Break!Happy Thanksgiving


    Good afternoon,

    This message is to let you know that the midterm progress reports for the 2nd 9-week grading period
    (ending 11/11/2020) are available in the parent portal.

    We hope you and your family have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving break!


    #MaskUpHCS
    #KeepHenryHealthy

  • Friday, November 20, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Take a Break!Happy Thanksgiving

    Take A Break


    HS Families,

    We have made it to our first holiday break of the 2020-21 school year!

    Here's a video message from Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis:
    Thanksgiving Message from Superintendent Davis

    We will see students back online or on campus on Monday, November 30!


    #MaskUpHCS
    #KeepHenryHealthy

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Blue Shirt Day in Henry County Schools!

    Blue Shirt


    Don't forget that tomorrow is Blue Shirt Day in Henry County Schools!

    Wear a blue shirt in honor of our 'Blue Shirt' staff!

    Share your support on social media with the hashtag

    #BlueShirtDayHCS Kindness works! Pass it on!

     

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Blue Shirt Day in Henry County Schools!

    Blue Shirt

    HCS Families,

    As many of you know, this week is Kindness Week in Henry County Schools and all across the state of Georgia. This special week was actually proclaimed through the state legislature back in 2012 to be celebrated every year on the second week of November.

    Each year we take time to celebrate kindness, it reminds us of how this simple act is so powerful and so important in our lives. We know how others’ kindness towards us makes us feel, and sharing kindness with others, whether that is friends, family, co-workers, or anyone we come in contact with, can make our community, county, state, and the world a better place for everyone.

    As a new ending to this notable week in our district, we will be celebrating and honoring the work and dedication of an exceptional crew in Henry County Schools – our “Blue Shirts.” Our Facilities & Maintenance Department, or the “Blue Shirts” as they are known, took on the monumental task of preparing physical spaces in the district – schools, office buildings, and other facilities – for the safe return of staff and students for operations under the various COVID-19 guidelines and protocols. Thousands of hours were spent modifying so many different spaces to allow our entire district to get back to onsite, operational status.

    We can’t thank them all enough for what they did and continue to do, but we will be celebrating them with “Blue Shirt Day” on Friday, November 13, 2020. Please wear a blue shirt in honor of this outstanding group of HCS employees. If you are on social media, take a picture and thank these individuals with the hashtag
    #BlueShirtDayHCS.

    And if you see one of these hard-working staff members, let them know just how much you appreciate all they do!

  • Monday, November 2, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Professional Learning Day

    Henry County Schools Parents & Guardians,

    This is a reminder that tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 3) is a Professional Learning Day for our employees and a student holiday. We hope students enjoy their Tuesday off, and we'll see everyone remotely or back on campus Wednesday, November 4.

  • Friday, October 30, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Message from Superintendent Davis

    To round out this week and the month of October, 
    here's a quick message from Superintendent Davis and members of her leadership team:
    Click Here
    We hope everyone has a great weekend!

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Tropical Storm Zeta

    Good afternoon, Henry County Schools Families,

    Henry County Schools’ buildings will be closed and remote learning operations are canceled for Thursday, October 29 due to the expected severe weather impact from Tropical Storm Zeta. Additionally, the prospect of power outages poses significant interruptions to all remote operations including teaching and learning. After discussions and meetings with our valued weather professionals and emergency management partners in the county, the impact on Henry County is projected to be significant and we don’t want to put any of our students or staff at risk during this weather event.

    Furthermore, all extracurricular activities and athletic events are canceled for October 29. Students involved in any of these activities should check with their coach or sponsor for additional information.

    Thank you for your patience as we work to make the most informed, practical, and sound decisions for the safety of our 43,000 plus students, 6,000 plus employees, and their families.

    Please use extreme caution and stay safe during this weather event. We will provide updates as necessary.

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Potential for Severe Weather

    Good morning, HCS Parents & Guardians,

    This message is to let you know that we are aware of the potential for severe weather for our area tomorrow (10/29/20). Like always, we are in consultation with our Henry County Emergency Management Agency partners and weather officials regarding the latest predictions for impacts on our area. We will share any updates regarding school/office operations if they should change.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020 
    Campus Messenger - Phase 4 - October 26th

    Phase 4

    Good afternoon, HCS High School Families,

    Yesterday during a special called meeting, the Henry County Board of Education moved forward with the final phase of our gradual return-to-campus plan. The original plan was shared at the beginning of September, and the first three phases of the plan have been enacted. Phase 4, the phase that would allow high school students choosing on-campus learning to return five days a week, was originally presented with an unknown start date.

    With health metrics continuing to be well below the threshold that was set to indicate unfavorable conditions in the county, the date of Monday, October 26 was adopted as the start date for Phase 4. This means high school students whose families chose on-campus learning during the selection window will now be able to return to campus five days a week.

    All families who chose to continue with remote learning will be able to remain in that learning environment.

    We are glad that conditions in our county allow for this latest transition to our final phase, and we look forward to seeing our on-campus-learning students back on our high school campuses for a full week.

    You will be receiving further communication from your school's respective principal soon with more details.

    If you would like to know more about the decision of the board of education, you can read the latest press release
    by clicking here.