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  • Friday, October 15, 2021 
    HCS Moves to Level 3 on Continuum of Multi-Layered Mitigation Strategies

    Henry County Schools Community Members,

    Encouraging news was shared earlier this week by Superintendent Davis during her welcome message at the board meetings pertaining to pertaining to the improving COVID-19 metrics the district monitors and uses to help guide our schools and district mitigation strategies.

    With COVID-19 case numbers trending in the right direction, the decision has been made to move to Level 3 on the Continuum of Multi-Layered Mitigation Strategies starting Monday, October 18.

    Here is a short video from Superintendent Davis making this important announcement. Click here.

    As referenced in her video message, you can see the full data report by clicking here. This data is part of the information used to make this latest transition from Level 4 to Level 3.

    And finally, you can read our press release on this important move for our district by clicking here.

    We hope everyone has a great weekend!

  • Monday, October 4, 2021 
    Super Scholarship Saturday for 8th-12th Grade Students - Saturday, Oct. 16

    The Henry County Schools Department of Advisement and Counseling cordially invites all 8th through 12th-grade students, along with their parents, to our virtual Super Scholarship Saturday on October 16, 2021, from 10am - 1pm! This event will be packed with useful information regarding financial aid including HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships, NCAA and Athletic Scholarships, Tips for Writing Scholarship Essays, and various types of scholarship information. Remember, it's never too early to start planning for your future! Please see the attached flyer for additional details! #SupportHappensHere in Henry! 

    Super Saturday

  • Sunday, October 3, 2021 
    REMINDER - Parent-Teacher Conferences NEXT WEEK - October 11-13

    As a reminder, Henry County Schools has designated 3 days this year for Parent-Teacher conferences, October 11,12, and 13. Each of these 3 days is an early release day for our students and afternoons are set aside for focused conversations detailing your student's progress, strengths and weaknesses, and recent assessment data for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Be on the lookout for more information from your school about signing up for a conference with your child's teacher(s) this week! We hope every family will take this opportunity to connect with us!

    #ConnectivityHappensHere in Henry!.

  • Friday, September 17, 2021 
    September Board of Education Meeting Highlights & Video Recap

    Good afternoon,
    The board of education held its regular Study Session and Business Session meetings on Monday, September 13. The meetings took place in the week leading up to Fall Break and were streamed live on our district website. You can find the written highlights of the meetings by clicking here. You can also watch a video recap of the meeting by clicking here. A quick review of items covered during the regularly scheduled September meetings includes:

    • Remembrance and Thankfulness
    • Strategic Plan Moves Forward with Work on College, Career, and Life-Readiness Skills
    • School Operations Update for Beginning of the School Year
    • Accountability Update
    • Henry County Policy IFB - Henry's Plan for Digital Literacy
    • Contract for Career and College Readiness Software Solution, Services and Support
    • Facility License Extension Agreement for 2022 Graduation at Atlanta Motor Speedway
    • GDOT Right of Way Acquisition (EXCEL Academy)
    • Board 2022 Meeting Dates and Times
    • Leadership on the Move

    To view OnDemand full videos of all board meetings, click here. For a review of all previous board meeting highlights and video recaps, click here.
    Have a great weekend, and enjoy your Fall Break!

    #InPursuitOfExceptional 

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021 
    Georgia Milestones - Individual Student Reports Information

    Good morning, HCS Families,

    The state recently released Georgia Milestones ISRs (Individual Student Reports) this month. If you haven't viewed your child's report already, you can obtain their report through the Henry County Parent Portal. To access the report, simply click on the "More" tab in the drop-down menu, followed by the "SLDS" button which will take you to your child's report. HCS would also like to provide you with a few resources that can help you and your child understand the information found in the report. The EOC and EOG report parent flyers can be found using the links below. If you should have further questions or trouble accessing your child's report please contact your child's school for answers.

    Parent Flyer for EOG assessments (grades 3-8) - click here.
    Parent Flyer for EOC assessments (high school level courses) - click here.

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 
    Key Updates for District Operations - 8-24-21

    HCS Families,

    We want to update you on a few key informational items this evening.

    Yesterday, we sent a video message from Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis which contained important adjustments to some of our key district/school operations, as well as news about an upcoming district closure.


    Rolling Drop-Off Times -
    Starting tomorrow, all schools in our district will be open earlier to accommodate families needing to drive their children to school and drop them off before the regular opening. As shared in Superintendent Davis' message, all families able to drive their children to school are encouraged to do so. In order to help families with scheduling drop-offs in the morning, schools will be open for car riders according to the following schedule:

    • Elementary - 7 a.m.
    • Middle School - 7:30 a.m.
    • High School - 7:15 a.m.

    Students will be supervised during this early morning drop-off period.

    School Meal Pick-Up Sites Consolidated -
    Starting Monday, August 30, families taking advantage of curbside meal pick-up services will need to visit one of four sites depending on their school cluster. The four sites dedicated for meal pick-ups (and the clusters designated to use these sites) are:

    • Luella High (Hampton, Locust Grove, and Luella Clusters)
    • McDonough Middle (Eagle's Landing, McDonough, and Ola Clusters)
    • Stockbridge Middle (Dutchtown and Stockbridge Clusters)
    • Woodland High (Union Grove and Woodland Clusters)

    Pick-up times will remain the same and all meals can be picked up in the bus lane. More information will be forthcoming.

    Henry County Schools Closed on Friday, September 3 -
    Henry County Schools will be closed districtwide on Friday, September 3. This closure aligns with Governor Kemp's move to close all state government offices and declare a state employee holiday on the same day. We hope that this extra day on an already long weekend will provide all families and employees with much-needed rest and rejuvenation after everyone's extraordinary work to start the new school year! Have a great evening!

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 
    HCS Handbook - Link to the 2021-2022 Student Handbook

    HCS Families,
    As a reminder, you can find copies of the 2021-2022 Handbooks on our district website at the following link:

    2021-2022 HCS Student Handbooks

    Included in the handbook is important information pertaining to:

    • Code of Conduct
    • Registration
    • Attendance
    • School Closures
    • Health & Medical
    • Learning - Teaching - Assessment
    • Graduation
    • Programs & Academic Services
    • and other general information.
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 
    A Message from Superintendent Davis regarding the COVID-19 Management Plan Level 4 Update

    Good afternoon, HCS Families,

    As we shared with the school community yesterday, Henry County Schools moved to a Level 4 on the district's COVID-19 Management Plan. While all signs pointed to being able to start the school year without having to reach such a high level on our plan, the most recent weekly briefing between Superintendent Davis and other leaders from government and health organizations in our community provided cause for concern and a shift in efforts. Some of the most troublesome data and health metrics received to date showed that Henry County's acceleration of COVID-19 cases would ultimately require the district to move to this heightened level/step on our mitigation plan. With the request from leaders on the call to have all large meetings modified to ensure the greatest level of safety, even moving certain portions of the meeting to a digital format to further ensure safety, a quick decision had to be made by Superintendent Davis with the information at hand.

    The following video message is intended to provide you with a greater perspective on the efforts of our district leaders to keep our students, staff, and school community safe. The safety of 44,000 students, 6,000 employees, and their families is of the greatest concern for our school district, and we are doing everything we can on a daily basis to help mitigate the spread of the virus and move back closer to the low numbers we saw over the summer.

    Please take a moment to hear from Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis. Click here.

  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021 
    A Message to HCS Families - Day 1 Recap

    Parents and Guardians,

    We wanted to send a message to you on the 1st Day of School to provide you with a few updates.

    First, we know there was a lot of excitement on campuses and students were eager to get back into the school routine. Their energy was felt all across the county. Along with that, there were many other successes that resulted on this day, and we look forward to many more in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

    But we also want to apologize for the disruptions today that resulted in delayed transportation. It is unfortunate that our bus system didn’t run as efficiently as we had planned for today. Managed shortages in staffing coupled with unexpected assignment of quarantine for several active bus drivers resulted in substantially unusual delays in picking students up this morning and delivering them home this evening.

    We are working non-stop to address the causes of delays as quickly and as completely as we can but know that at least through the first couple of weeks, you can still expect some delays if your child is using HCS Transportation. Each year we expect some delays due to the sheer volume of traffic that returns to the congested roads in our county, but the routes eventually smooth out when routines return. But the staffing gaps and the reality of COVID-19/quarantining impacts are further complicating the matter.

    We humbly ask for your continued patience as we work through this matter to provide your family with the safe and reliable transportation you expect. If you need more information on our transportation operations for this year, visit the district homepage.

    We are looking forward to a better tomorrow, but please let us know if there is anything we can assist with.

  • Monday, August 2, 2021 
    A Message from Superintendent Davis to Families Ahead of the1st Day of School

    Good evening, HCS Families,

    We hope today and tomorrow are exciting days for your family as we host Open House events all across our district. Ahead of the #Best1stDayEverHCS on Wednesday, August 4, Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis has a message for everyone to remind you of some key information to get your school year started on a good note!

    Please find her message here.

    Have a great week, HCS Families! We can't wait to see you all back in class or virtually!

    #WeAreReadyHCS
    #YouBelongInHenry
    #YouAreLovedInHenry
    #YoullHaveTheBestYearEverInHenry

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021 
    3 Things to Know and 3 Things to Do before the 1st Day of School

    Good evening, HCS Families,

    We are just over one week away from the 1st Day of School, and we know you are getting excited to start the new school year! We are just as excited to welcome you back to our school campuses, while also welcoming back many students and families who have chosen to enroll in Impact Academy, our virtual program.

    No matter your location for learning this school year, your health and safety remain our top priority. To keep us healthy and safe during the previous school year, we use two COVID-19-specific playbooks - one to address physical space adaptations and one to address the district's response to COVID-19 cases on campuses. This year, we have condensed our playbooks into one comprehensive approach for both our physical spaces and our response to positive cases on our campuses should they occur. You can find this new playbook linked on our district website on the left-hand side of the homepage.

    You can also watch the introduction to the recent special called meeting of the Henry County Board of Education where Superintendent Davis outlined key information pertaining to back to school, open house, and how we will monitor COVID-19 and keep the community informed this year. Click here to watch the short video.

    Additionally, we will provide you with reminders of important information and processes ahead of the start of the school year with our 3 Things to Know and 3 Things to Do reminders. You can see the first set below. We look forward to having you back in school soon for the
    #Best1stDayEverHCS! #WeAreReadyHCS

  • Monday, June 28, 2021 
    Time to Update/Verify Your Student Information for the 2021-22 School Year

    Good afternoon, HCS Families,

    We hope you are enjoying your summer break! As each day goes by, that means we are getting one day closer to the start of school on Wednesday, August 4. In order for our current students to be ready for learning on the first day, we have a few important steps for families to follow:

    1. Complete your annual Information Update/Verification process for each student. (If your household needs to add a student this year, just use the Add Another Student button found in this option.) 2. If you selected you would be using HCS transportation (option found in the Student Information portion of the Information Update/Verification process), download and sign up for the Here Comes the Bus app.

    Step 1
    Great news! We have simplified the lengthy paperwork process that awaited our families during open house or in a stack of papers that came home on the first day. It is extremely important that you complete the annual Information Update/Verification process that can now be found online. Use this link ( click here) to go to our Online Registration page and find the Current Student – Information Update/Verification Process. There you will find step-by-step instructions on how to update important information ahead of the first day of school. The Information Update/Verification process includes:

    1. Household Information – address and phone numbers
    2. Parent/Guardian Information – work and cell phone numbers, email addresses
    3. Student Information – demographic, health/medication information, and *transportation selection options
    4. Emergency Contact Information – addresses and phone numbers

    Step 2
    If you opt to use Henry County Schools transportation, you will indicate that choice in the Student Information portion mentioned above. Once your Information Update/Verification is complete, you will then need to download and sign up for the Here Comes the Bus app. You can sign up for an account with Here Comes the Bus directly through the app or by visiting their website at www.herecomesthebus.com. (If registering through the website, select Log In and then Sign Up Today to create your account. You will still need to download the app to your smartphone to utilize the mobile service.)

    We look forward to a great 2021-2022 school year, and your completion of the steps above will certainly ensure a great start for you and your family!

  • Friday, June 18, 2021 
    June Board of Education Meeting Highlights & Video Recap

    Good afternoon,

    The board of education held its regular Study Session and Business Session meetings on Monday, June 14. Both meetings, the last of 2020-2021 school year, were streamed live on our district website. You can find the written highlights of the meetings by clicking here. You can also watch a video recap of the meeting by clicking here.
    A quick review of items covered during the regularly scheduled June meetings includes:

    - Henry County BOE Policy Adjustments
    – For Review and Comment
    - Back-to-School 2021-22
    – Introduction of new Welcome Center
    - Microsoft 365 Licensing
    - State Funding for Bus Purchases
    - K-5 Therapeutic Supports & Instructional Programming Service Lease Agreement
    - Defeasement of Bond Debt
    - Board Resolution for Strategic Action Capital Accumulation Fund
    - 2021-2022 Workers' Compensation Panel of Physicians
    - T-Mobile Project 10 Million
    - Awards and Recognition
    - Leadership on the Move

    To view OnDemand full videos of all board meetings, click here. For a review of all previous board meeting highlights and video recaps, click here.

    #InPursuitOfExceptional

     

     

     

  • Monday, June 7, 2021 
    Summer Feeding Program REMINDER

    HCS Families,

    A reminder to order your weekly summer meals by today to pickup this Wednesday!

     

     

     

  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 
    Parent and Guardian Input on the Title I - FY22 Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP)

    Parents and Guardians,

    We welcome parent and community input on the planning and development of the District's Parent and Family Engagement Plan, Title I Parent Involvement Budget, and Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP). The CLIP is a blueprint for guiding Henry County's Title I continuous improvement and progress toward the district, school, and student achievement objectives and targets.

    Your input is extremely important as we work together to provide quality and meaningful parent and family engagement opportunities for our families.

    Click here to visit the HCS webpage containing more details on how you can share your input for this important process.
    There are informational resources and a survey link on this page.

     

     

     

  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021 
    Summer Feeding Program REMINDER

    HCS Families,

    A reminder to pick up your summer meals tomorrow and order for next week starting Thursday!

    Summer Feeding Sites

     

     

     

  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 
    End of Year Message from Supt. Davis

    HCS Families,

    This week concludes the 2020-21 school year, which now means we turn our attention to 2021-22. Here's a message from Superintendent Davis to close out this year and provide an update on health and safety measures for the upcoming school year.

    Click here.

    #InPursuitOfExceptional

     

     

  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021 
    Curbside Meal Pick-Up Information for Wednesday, May 26

    Good afternoon, Parents and Guardians,

    This email is to remind families who chose the curbside meal service for pickup this Wednesday, May 26, that the times for this option are from 11am-12pm at the designated school for your cluster.

    Please see the flyer/graphic below for more details including distribution sites.

    Summer Meals

     

     

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2021 
    May Board of Education Highlights & Recap + Strategic Plan Unveiled

    Good afternoon,

    The board of education held its regular Study Session and Business Session meetings on May 10, as well as a Special Called Meeting for the purpose of a budget hearing. All meetings were streamed live on our district website. The board’s work continues as we celebrate the work of all employees and students to round out the exceptional 2020-21 school year. You can find the written highlights of the meetings by clicking here.

    You can also watch a video recap of the meeting by clicking here. A quick review of items covered during the regularly scheduled May meetings includes: 

    - FY22 Budget Adopted
    - Summer Learning Recovery 2021
    - Back-to-School 2021-22
    - Cognia Reaccreditation Visit Updated
    - HCBOE Policy DJE Approved
    - ESPLOST Resolution
    - Day of Service/Bicentennial Support Proclamation
    - Celebrate Henry County Schools Employees: Extraordinary Dedication Resolution
    - Henry County Schools - Social and Emotional Learning Evaluation Tool Agreement
    - Effective School Leadership Training and Professional Development Partnership
    - Renewal of Classroom Management System
    - FY21 CTAE Purchase Authorization Request
    - Awards and Recognition
    - Leadership on the Move

    To view OnDemand full videos of all board meetings, click here. For a review of all previous board meeting highlights and video recaps, click here. Also, if you weren’t able to tune in to the State of Our Schools Address to see the unveiling of the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan on Tuesday, May 11, you can watch it by clicking here. Be sure to visit www.InPursuitOfExceptional.com for more details.

    Don’t forget to tune in to our YouTube channel to watch all the HCS graduation ceremonies starting tonight at 7:30 with Ola High School!

    #InPursuitOfExceptional

  • Friday, April 23, 2021 
    April Board of Education Meeting Recap and Highlights

    Good evening,

    The board of education held its regular Study Session and Business Session meetings on April 19, as well as a Special Called Meeting for the purpose of a budget hearing. All meetings were streamed live on our district website. The board’s work continues as we celebrate the work of building our 2021-2026 Strategic Plan and the adoption of a tentative budget for the coming school year.

    You can find the written highlights of the meetings by clicking here or watch a video recap by clicking here. A quick review of items covered during the regularly scheduled April meetings includes:

    - Tentative FY22 Budget Adoption
    - Comprehensive Plan: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
    - HCS Mission and Vision Statements Established
    - Effective School Leadership
    – Developing HCS Leadership Levers
    - Legislative Update – 2021 General Assembly Actions
    - HCBOE Policy DJE: Purchasing Updated
    - One-Time Pay Supplement Approved
    - Henry County BOE Policy IB
    – Henry’s Organizational Accountability to Ensure a High-Performing School District
    - K-5 Therapeutic Supports and Instructional Programming Services Agreement
    - Code of Conduct
    - Student and Staff Device Replacement and Growth
    - Full Depth Asphalt Reclamation - Hampton High School
    - Distribution Tree Trim/Clearing Easement – Walnut Creek Elementary School
    - Boys & Girls Club Lease Agreement
    - Awards and Recognition
    - Leadership on the Move

     

    To view OnDemand full videos of all board meetings, click here. For a review of all previous board meeting highlights and video recaps, click here.

    We hope everyone had a great week!

    #KeepHenryHealthy
    #MaskUpHCS

  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021 
    Quarterly Connection - 3rd Quarter - March 2021

    Parents and Guardians,

    Just a reminder that report cards were made available in the IC portal this week.

    In addition to the report card, we shared our 3rd Quarter edition of the Quarterly Connection.

    You can read the latest updates found in the attachment or by clicking here.

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 
    Kindergarten Registration is Online

    REMINDER for our HCS Families and Community -

    There are two more days of Kindergarten Kickoff Registration! If your family has a child ready for Kindergarten next school year, or you know of a family with a child who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2021, the following link can be used/shared to complete the online registration process. https://bit.ly/3tJm5Fp

    We are excited to welcome our new learners to the HCS Family!

    #ExpectExceptional

  • Monday, March 15, 2021 
    E-SPLOST 6 - Vote Tomorrow

    Good afternoon, HCS Families,

    Tomorrow is the day to vote on the E-SPLOST 6 referendum. Before heading to the polls, we hope that you will take a moment to visit our district website to find out more about the history of the Education SPLOST, its importance in our community, the many projects that have been completed since the first pennies were collected in 1998, and what's on the horizon as a part of E-SPLOST 6.

    As a reminder, this is not a new tax. It is a continuation of the one-cent sales tax that everyone who spends a dollar in Henry County pays for.

    You can also watch any of the following videos of town halls from our board members' respective districts. These district-specific sessions will give you a better glimpse into what your district will be receiving as a part of E-SPLOST 6. Also, you can visit your school's website to find out what your specific school will be receiving as a part of E-SLOST 6. There's plenty of information available for you to make an informed decision on the future of education for our students.

    Dist. 1 Town Hall w/ Dr. Pam Nutt
    Dist. 2 Town Hall w/ Mr. Makenzie McDaniel
    Dist. 3 Town Hall w/ BOE Chair Mrs. Holly Cobb
    Dist. 4 Town Hall w/ Mrs. Sophe Pope
    Dist. 5 Town Hall w/ BOE Vice-Chair Mrs. Annette Edwards

    #ExpectExceptionalHCS
    #BetterTogetherHenry

     

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 
    Friday, March 12 - Teacher Workday

    HCS Families,

    This is a reminder that this Friday, March 12 is a Teacher Workday. There will be no on-campus or remote learning taking place on this date.

    Students who have selected on-campus learning will return to class and remote learners will log back on to their computers for classes on Monday, March 15.

    Have a great rest of the week!

     

  • Sunday, March 7, 2021 
    Phase 4 Starts Tomorrow!

    We have reached Phase 4 of our Gradual and Staggered Return to On-Campus Learning Plan. Tomorrow, we will welcome our on-campus high school learners back to the building five days a week!

    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

    For our remote learners, we look forward to seeing you back online this week!

    Thank you all for doing your part to #KeepHenryHealthy!

  • 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

    1242020

    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.