Infinite Campus Messenger Communications

  • Friday, February 3, 2023 

    Hello,

    Henry County Schools is committed to continuously garnering the voices of our families as we prepare avenues to support their needs in partnering with HCS to ensure our students' success. As we prepare for our Family Connections monthly sessions, we need your input in order to provide you and your student with information that is relevant to you assisting your student throughout the school year.

    Click here to participate: https://tejoin.com/scroll/198969951

    We will use your feedback to plan for our sessions in hopes of providing additional supports to you and your student. Please share your thoughts through a Thought Exchange, which is a platform that allows for anonymous feedback and ratings based on families' entries. You will also have the opportunity to rate the thoughts that others have shared. You may come back often and rate new ideas until February 17, 2023. We hope that you enjoy the exchange tool. Your participation is confidential and free of judgment. Thank you in advance for your help and input.

    For more information visit: https://www.thoughtexchange.com

  • Friday, February 3, 2023 

    High School Parents and Guardians,

    We are excited to announce Henry County Schools' 2nd annual Henry Voices competition, and we would like to hear the voices of students across Henry. Please encourage your child to submit a short, 2-minute video and/or writing piece on the appropriate grade-level topics provided on the attached flyer by March 3, 2023 . One lucky winner from each competition category will be selected to share their "talk" at the Superintendent's State of Our Schools address in April. The high school winner from each category will receive a $300 scholarship!  


    Below you will find more information about the competition and the link for submissions.  


    Good luck, and we can't wait to see everyone's entries!

    HV 2023

  • Thursday, February 2, 2023 

    Greetings Academy for Advanced Studies Community,

    This is a reminder that the Academy for Advanced Studies will not enroll 9th graders for the 2023-2024 school year.
    Open House will be held on February 2nd, 7th, and 9th for rising 10th to 12th graders only.

    Time: 5pm-7pm
    Address:
    401 E Tomlinson Street
    McDonough, GA 30253

  • Sunday, January 29, 2023 

    Greetings,

    Please see the dates below regarding "New Student Registration" for rising 10th to 12th grade future AAS students.  Open House will be 5pm-7pm.  Current students are meeting with AAS counselors on an individual basis to discuss registration options during the school day.  Current AAS students do not need to attend Open House. 

    Open House dates:

    • Tuesday, January 31st

    • Thursday, February 2nd

    • Tuesday, February 7th

    • Thursday, February 9th 

     

  • Good afternoon,

    Henry County Board of Education held its regular Study Session and Business Session meetings on Monday, January 9, 2023. The meetings 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 these meetings by clicking here.

    Additionally, you can view full OnDemand videos of all board meetings by clicking here. For a review of all previous board meeting highlights and video recaps, click here

    #YouBelongInHenry

    #InPursuitOfExceptional

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 

    Greetings,

    Please see the dates below regarding "New Student Registration" for rising 10th to 12th grade future AAS students.  Current students are meeting with AAS counselors on an individual basis to discuss registration options. 
    Current AAS students do not need to attend Open House.

    Open House dates:

    • Tuesday, January 31st

    • Thursday, February 2nd

    • Tuesday, February 7th

    • Thursday, February 9th 

    AAS

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 

    Henry County Schools will delay all school and district-wide operations by two hours tomorrow morning (Jan. 25) due to severe weather projected for this area and the potential for elevated impacts based on current ground conditions from recent storms. Elementary schools will start at 9:35 a.m.; high schools will start at 10:15 a.m.; and middle schools will start at 11 a.m. Bus routes will also change to reflect the two-hour delay (for example, if a student's school bus stop is at 7:15 a.m., it will be adjusted to 9:15 a.m.). The delayed start will not change the time school ends, including dismissal by bus transportation. All staff should report two hours delayed if it is safe to do so.

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 

    Parents and Families,

    Both sessions of the Open House and Registration evenings for the Academy for Advanced Studies have been postponed this week. This includes sessions for today, January 24, and Thursday, January 26. Registration evenings are still scheduled for next week on January 31 and February 2. The Academy for Advanced Studies will be in touch when any additional dates are scheduled.

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 

    Impact Academy is Henry County Schools' virtual school option for students in grades 3-12.

    If you are interested in your child attending our virtual program full time, now is the time to register.  

    Below are some quick facts about Impact Academy High School:

    • We serve students in grades 9-12

    • Students will work virtually five days a week with an option to come in each Wednesday for individualized help. We call these Wednesdays Café days. 

    • When a student has a specific learning need, the student may be required to come on Impact Academy's campus on Wednesday for help. Transportation is not provided. Parents will be required to provide transportation to and from school on these days when needed.  

    • Students must remain in good standing with attendance to remain at Impact Academy next year. Attendance will be evaluated every 4.5 weeks. 

    Registration:

    • Registration is open to all Henry County families and a lottery will be used if there are more interested students than space available. 

    • Registration ends Feb 24, 2023.

    • Students who register for Impact Academy for the 2023-2024 school year are required to stay in the program for the entire school year.  Parents and students understand that registering for Impact Academy is a year-long commitment.  Due to resource and teacher allocations, requests to return to the home school will not be granted after registration. 

    • Register here: https://forms.gle/qqv5DkjY9xvexUqMA

    If you have questions and need additional clarification, we will host an information session on February 2 at 7 PM. If you can not make the meeting, you can email your questions to QRVitual@henry.k12.ga.us

    The February 2nd meeting will be online at: https://meet.google.com/icc-pizt-ohf

     

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 

    Henry County Schools will host the annual Dual Enrollment Informational Night virtually on January 19. 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, Georgia Tech, 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 interested 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 scholarships@henry.k12.ga.us, if you have any questions. 

    Link for registering for the 5pm session: https://henry-k12-ga-us.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5W-NMGFUQ9GMht7LwNVEHA.

    OR 

    Link for registering for the 6:30pm session : https://henry-k12-ga-us.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iyHtuEsgQ-GsVsgjmf2B3Q

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  • Saturday, January 14, 2023 

    Dear Henry County Community,

    We are working to ensure that all Henry County Schools students, employees and families have access to resources to heal and move forward from the hardship caused by Thursday's severe weather.

    We care deeply about our community and know that many are still in need. If you have been impacted by severe weather, please see the list below of available community resources. We will update the list as we learn of additional support. Please contact any organizations in advance to confirm availability of resources.

    Additionally, Henry County Schools is prepared to help connect students, families, and employees to support and resources if needed. If you are a Henry County student or employee and have been displaced or significantly impacted by the recent severe weather, please email HenryCares@henry.k12.ga.us. An HCS staff member will be in contact with you within 24 to 48 hours to assist.

    https://bit.ly/LocalResourcesInHenry

  • Friday, January 13, 2023 

    Following yesterday's severe weather, we are working on cleanup and damage assessment of all district facilities. This process, in coordination with county partners and local agencies, will continue through the weekend. At this point, we have not received reports of catastrophic damage to any of our buildings. Based on preliminary assessments, the district plans to be fully operational on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, following the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. All students and staff should report on Tuesday provided it is safe for them to do so. Planned athletic events will continue as scheduled beginning on Saturday.

    Thank you to our students, families and staff for their support of Henry County Schools throughout this process.

     

  • Thursday, January 12, 2023 

    Dear Henry County Community,

    This has been a difficult day across Henry County and our entire region. We appreciate your patience as a major severe weather system altered dismissal and afternoon school operations. Our top priority is the safety of our students and staff, and thanks to the extraordinary efforts of employees throughout the district, we are pleased to inform you there have been no reports of injuries or catastrophic damage to school property. As we've previously announced, the district will be closed tomorrow (Jan. 13, 2023) to allow the necessary time to assess any damage to our schools and facilities. All school activities tomorrow are canceled, and weekend activities will be assessed. Our hearts go out to our entire community. We know that everyone in Henry County will pull together in support of our neighbors.

    Please see the following message from Superintendent Davis.

     

     

  • Friday, January 13, 2023 

    Dear Henry County Community,

    This has been a difficult day across Henry County and our entire region. We appreciate your patience as a major severe weather system altered dismissal and afternoon school operations. Our top priority is the safety of our students and staff, and thanks to the extraordinary efforts of employees throughout the district, we are pleased to inform you there have been no reports of injuries or catastrophic damage to school property. As we've previously announced, the district will be closed tomorrow (Jan. 13, 2023) to allow the necessary time to assess any damage to our schools and facilities. All school activities tomorrow are canceled, and weekend activities will be assessed. Our hearts go out to our entire community. We know that everyone in Henry County will pull together in support of our neighbors.


    Please see the following message from Superintendent Davis.

     

  • Thursday, January 12, 2023 
    Inclement Weather

    Henry County Schools continue to monitor storms that are being forecast for our area this afternoon. Due to the expected timing of severe weather, elementary students may be arriving slightly ahead of schedule due to accelerated dismissal, and middle school dismissal may be delayed if conditions warrant. All outdoor afterschool activities are canceled. All other operations will proceed as expected unless otherwise notified.

     

  • Wednesday, December 21, 2022 
    December and November Board Meeting Highlights 

    Good morning,   

    The board of education held its regular Study Session and Business Session meetings on Monday, December 12th. The November Study Session and Business Session meetings were held on Monday, November 14th. All meetings 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 these meetings by clicking  here .  

    Additionally, we just finished a series of Community Conversations, one in each cluster this fall. If you were unable to attend, we would still love to hear from you. Feel free to click  this link  and provide insights and recommendations as we continue to improve.  

    A quick review of items covered during the regularly scheduled November and December meetings included:    

    - SGSBA/GSSA Conference - Exemplary Board & Leading Edge Award recipient 
       - Featured student speaker - Jenna Fabien, LHS senior 
    - Strategic Plan - Quarter 2 Report 
    - Core Business of Student Learning - ESSER - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding update. 
    - Ensuring Operational Effectiveness:  
    - FY24 Budget Calendar 
    - 2023 Legislative Priorities - E-SPLOST VI Year Two Bus Purchase - Elementary School STEM Lab Furniture 
    - Athletic Equipment Growth and Replacement (Phase 1 Scoreboard Replacement) 
    - November Construction and E-SPLOST Report:    
       - HCS Addition to Dutchtown High School.    
       - HCS Security Access Control   
       - HCS Fairview ES Exterior Modifications   
       - HVAC Installations for HCS Elementary Schools Gym Buildings   
       - Birch Creek Elementary School Post Construction:   
       - HVAC Modifications (Bi-Polar Ionization) 
    - HCBOE Partnership Recognitions 

    - Sick Leave Bank Committee 2023 
    - ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning Solution 
    - HCBOE Policies IFBC & IFA Adopted by the Board 
    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 

    Happy Holidays! We can't wait to see you in 2023.  

    #YouBelongInHere 
    #InPursuitOfExceptional

     

  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 
    AAS Annual Community Fall Festival

    Henry County Schools Community,

    Come and enjoy the first Annual Community Fall Festival at the Academy For Advanced Studies! Participate in family fun activities led by AAS students.

    Who: All elementary, middle and high school students, parents and community members.
    What: Come and enjoy the following student led interactive exhibits while supplies last along with other activities:

    · Car toy racing and complimentary oil changes
    · Petting zoo and dog grooming demonstrations
    · Blood pressure testing and teddy bear hospital (BYOB-Bring Your Own Bear)
    · Demonstration and manicure services
    · 15 minute culinary demonstrations *Prepared snacks for sell
    · Dance lessons

    When: November 12, 2022 from 10:00 - 1:00pm
    Where: Academy for Advanced Studies (AAS)
                401 E. Tomlinson Street
                McDonough, Ga. 30253

    How: The event is free for all! However, there will be vendors on site that may charge a small fee.

     

    AAS FF

     

  • Friday, October 28, 2022 
    Henry's Night Out 2022

    Dear Henry County Schools families,

    We cordially invite you to join members of the Henry County public safety community at Henry's Night Out, Friday October 28th, 2022 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Henry Towne Center, 1850 Jonesboro Road, McDonough, GA 30253. The very members of our community who work to keep us safe would like to enjoy a fall evening of family fun with you! This evening of fellowship includes the Henry County Police Department, Henry County Sheriff's Office, Henry County Fire, E-911 services, and our own district safety team (Safe Henry).

    Henry's Night Out is totally free and will feature food trucks, fun activities, a live DJ - and of course, this is certainly the season for fun costumes and sweet treats. We hope to see you there, because Henry County Schools proudly stands with our public safety community, and we encourage you to come and enjoy an evening of fellowship and fun.

    Henry County Schools

    Thank you!

  • Monday, October 17, 2022 
    HCS Early Release Days clarification

    Dear Students and Parents,

    It has come to our attention that a local community savings magazine called " The Shopper 2022 Community Calendar" contains outdated information from an earlier district calendar version for the 2022-2023 school year. This magazine was distributed in January of this year - and again, some of the information contained within it is outdated.

    Please be advised that the only early release day in October was on October 14, 2022. There are no early release days for the remainder of the month of October 2022. The remaining early release days for this school year are as follows:

    • December 21, 2022

    • March 10, 2023

    • May 26, 2023

     

    The Henry County Schools website carries the most up-to-date calendar, and can be found here:  https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Page/146322

     

    We apologize for any confusion caused by this incorrect community calendar.

     

    If you have further questions, please contact the District Office at 770-957-6601. 

     

    Thank you!

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 
    Henry Futures Parent Workshop (Thursday, September 29)

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    The HCS' Department of Advisement and Counseling will host a parent workshop on Thursday, September 29 for parents of students in 6th-12th grades to learn more about Henry Futures. There will be two virtual sessions offered at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The goal of these sessions is to introduce you to Henry Futures, a web-based technology program that students in grades 6th-12th can use to research colleges and careers, take assessments and surveys, create goals and to-do-lists.

    Parents/guardians and their student share a Henry Futures account. Parents/guardians have read-only access; however, it is critical that each student and family is connected to Henry Futures to work together to make informed college and career decisions. The parents/guardians of current 7th-12 th grade students should have received the Henry Futures (Naviance) access code last school year and instructions on how to set up an account. 6 th grade parents/guardians will receive their access codes via email prior to the workshop. Parents/guardians who are new to the district and/or did not receive an access code last school year may do so by emailing scholarships@henry.k12.ga.us with student's name, grade, and school. Please register for the session time that works best for you by clicking the link or scanning the QR code below:

    5:00 Session
    https://bit.ly/henryfutures5pm

    6:30 Session
    https://bit.ly/henryfutures630pm

    An event flyer is also attached for you. If you have any questions, please email scholarships@henry.k12.ga.us.

    Thank you for your time and cooperation.

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022 
    Monitoring Hurricane Ian

    Dear HCS community,

    We are aware that Governor Kemp has issued a statewide State of Emergency in anticipation of the impact of Hurricane Ian. We wanted to assure you that the District is currently working in coordination with our local Emergency Management Agency to monitor and assess any potential threats to our daily school operations. In efforts to keep you informed, we will provide updates through our email messaging system, our website, and on social media platforms.

    Thank you for your patience as we work together to keep our district safe.  

     

    Take care,

    Henry County Schools

  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 
    Henry Futures Parent Workshop (Thursday, September 29)

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    The HCS' Department of Advisement and Counseling will host a parent workshop on  Thursday, September 29  for parents of students in 6th-12th grades to learn more about Henry Futures.  There will be two virtual sessions offered at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  The goal of these sessions is to introduce you to Henry Futures, a web-based technology program that students in grades 6th-12th can use to research colleges and careers, take assessments and surveys, create goals and to-do-lists.  

    Parents/guardians and their student share a Henry Futures account.  Parents/guardians have read-only access; however, it is critical that each student and family is connected to Henry Futures to work together to make informed college and career decisions.  The parents/guardians of current 7th-12th grade students should have received the Henry Futures (Naviance) access code last school year and instructions on how to set up an account. 6th grade parents/guardians will receive their access codes via email prior to the workshop.  Parents/guardians who are new to the district and/or did not receive an access code last school year may do so by emailing scholarships@henry.k12.ga.us with student's name, grade, and school.  The deadline to register for the event is  Friday, September 23 .  Please register for the session time that works best for you by clicking the link or scanning the QR code below:

    5:00 Session
    https://bit.ly/henryfutures5pm

    6:30 Session
    https://bit.ly/henryfutures630pm

    View flyer here.  

    If you have any questions, please email  scholarships@henry.k12.ga.us.  Thank you for your time and cooperation. 

     


     

     

  • Friday, September 2, 2022 
    First Month School Reflection Message from Supt. Davis

    Henry County Families,

    We did it! Another successful start to our year of learning! Our students, our teachers, our support staff, and our leaders, have all contributed to making the beginning of this school year the best yet! Please take a look at this video message to hear some of my reflections on the incredible experiences being created for our children. Those experiences are what make Henry the best to live and learn. You belong in Henry County schools, and hope you, like me, believe in public education.

    Video Link Here 

    Have a great holiday weekend!  

  • Friday, August 12, 2022 
    End of First Full Week of School Message from Supt. Davis

    HCS Families,

    Please use the following link to hear from Supt. Davis as she rounds out the first full week of school this year.

    Click here.

    Have a great weekend! 

  • Friday, August 12, 2022 
    A Joint Statement from the Chairs of the Henry County Board of Education and Henry County Commissioners

    Good afternoon,
    Please see the attached joint statement from the Chairs of the Henry County Board of Education and Board of Commissioners. 

    BOE HCC

  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 
    A Message to the Henry County Schools Community Regarding School Safety

    HCS School Community,

    Today, Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis, along with several district leaders, law enforcement partners, and county government officials joined together to address the safety/security violation which took place at McDonough High School on Wednesday, August 10. Their intention - to send a clear and unified message that we are serious about school safety and to provide clarity into the details of the incident now that the law enforcement investigation and the internal review have concluded.

    Every single day, district leaders, school officials, law enforcement partners, and county government leaders hold the safety our district's nearly 44,000 students and 6,000 employees with the greatest regard. School cannot happen without a safe and secure learning environment. In order to make this a reality, we all have to all do our part in this community as we invest in young people, share clear expectations of what will be tolerated, and by reporting anything that may threaten the security of a school. An easy way to speak up is by using our anonymous tip line - 770-220-7009.

    Please take a moment to view the message ( Click Here ), including comments from Superintendent Davis, SRO Commander Capt. Charles Huffman, with support from district and county leaders.

    Together, we are committed to sensible solutions and strategies that ensure everyone's safety at the highest levels, and we pledge to always put forth a sound, approved set of procedures and protocols to provide reassurance to everyone who places their trust in us each day.

    The protection of everyone involved in a major incident always comes first, followed closely with accurate details to support understanding and ensure the facts are undisputed. This remains our commitment to you and your family. Thank you for your support and partnership to make our schools the safest places for our entire community.

    Reflection on Timeline of Events -
         - 10:27 am
           - Teacher reports hearing loud noise in gym, notifies school administration; hard-lockdown activated at MHS; soft-lockdown activated at MMS
         - 10:29 am
           - McDonough High School SRO identifies student leaving school premises
         - 10:38 am
           - Student in question apprehended by law enforcement across the street in nearby apartment complex
         - 10:50 am
           - Hard-lockdown reduced to soft-lockdown after thorough assessment of campus safety status updated; investigation of gym area continues
         - 12:05 pm
           - Soft-lockdown status for both MHS and MMS lifted after all-clear given by law enforcement 

  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 
    School Operations in HCS this afternoon

    Parents and Guardians,

    This message is to update you on school operations around the district this afternoon. After learning of an emergency situation in a middle Georgia county, our schools briefly went on a soft-lockdown out of an abundance of caution. This did not interrupt the school day as activities continued on the inside of the building.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to keep everyone safe and informed. 

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022 
    Happy 1st Day of School! - #YouBelongInHenry

    It's the #Best1stDayEverHCS! Wake up! We're excited to see you, and we have a special message from members of our community who want you to
    know #YouBelongInHenry! CLICK HERE to play the message.  

  • Tuesday, August 2, 2022 
    It's the 1st Day - Please Be Patient and Cautious on the Roads

    Families,

    Each year, the start of school marks the return of increased volume on the roads. There are many families looking to drive students to school, as well as buses being on the roads making many stops to pick up eager students ready to get another year started.

    We use this time to remind everyone to please be patient. Everyone knows it will be busy. No matter how long you have been in Henry County/Henry County Schools, the traffic congestion is always the same to start the year.
    With that being said, there are some things you can do to ensure everyone's safety getting to and from school.

    1. Plan ahead. Leaving too late or not being at the bus stop on time only causes delays and ripple effects for lots of people.
    2. Bus riders - Here Comes The Bus app. Downloading this app is a gamechanger for our bus riders. If your bus is running late, you and/or your child will know it. It's important to be out at the bus stop at least 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled pick-up time. But also make sure to look at the app for the status of your bus.
    3. Car drivers - Do not pass a stopped bus with the stop arm extended. This is against the law and could lead to some pretty hefty penalties, not to mention, put student safety at risk.
    4. Speed zone cameras - If you don't want a ticket, slow down in school zones. There are speed zone cameras that local law enforcement officials have installed to catch people going too fast through these busy areas of our community.
    5. Again, please be patient. - It can't be overstated enough to please be patient. Traffic patterns eventually return to normal routines instead of the backups experienced during the first few weeks of school.

    If you are one of our many bus riders this year, please click here to see the letter from our Executive Director of Transportation, Mr. Cliff Shearouse. In the letter, he explains what you can expect on the bus this year!

    We hope you all have a safe trip to and from school tomorrow and throughout the entire school year! 

  • Tuesday, August 2, 2022 
    #Best1stDayEverHCS - Welcome Back to Where You Belong - A Message from the Superintendent

    HCS Families,

    Tomorrow is the big day for our entire district as we welcome you back to where you belong, right here in Henry County Schools. We hope that you are just as excited as we are to get this year kicked off, and we want you to keep in mind that lots of planning has been ongoing to ensure your learning experience is as exceptional as possible.

    I have included a short video to share updates you can expect this year, and I hope that this glimpse into the 2022-2023 school year is extra momentum for your arrival in class tomorrow.

    Click here to play the video.

    Speaking of your arrival at school tomorrow, we hope you will share your excitement on social media by tagging the school district and using the hashtag #Best1stDayEverHCS.

    The power of an exceptional public education is life-changing, and we know that you will get that right here, right where you belong, in Henry County Schools.

    Have a great school year!

    Sincerely,

    Mary Elizabeth Davis
    Superintendent 

  • Monday, August 1, 2022 
    Important Information Regarding Cell Phones/Code of Conduct in HCS

    Good afternoon HCS Families,

    We are excited for the start of another school year, and we want to send this message to remind you that a new year brings enhanced expectations for student conduct. A key focus for student conduct this year is the use of cell phones during the school day. It is important for parents to be aware of new rules and expectations, and we appreciate your support in helping your student successfully adapt.

    Cell phones can be great tools for connectivity, but it's their distraction to student learning and varied contributions to unsafe practices that result in violations of the Code of Conduct.

    Possession, use, or displaying cell phones without the consent of the school principal during the school day is a violation of the Henry County Schools Code of Conduct. New this year, it is a violation of the Code of Conduct to use a cell phone or other electronic device to film or post images without the permission of the individual being depicted. Students that use social media to promote negative actions such as fighting or bullying can be held accountable through this rule by way of receiving disciplinary consequences. We want to ensure our students stay in compliance with the Code of Conduct and stay connected to their learning.

    Please join us in helping your student to understand the appropriate times/places for cell phone use. Each school will communicate specifics related to areas and/or times in the building in which cell phone use is allowed. Please encourage students to follow those school-specific directions, pay attention to any signage, and ask questions if clarification is needed. With your help, this is going to be an exceptional school year! Thank you for your support as we work to ensure our schools are safe and academically focused environments. 

     

  • Monday, August 1, 2022 
    Ensuring Safety & Security in Henry County Schools

    HCS Families,

    We are thrilled to start another school year in Henry County Schools and welcome you back to where you belong!

    Each year, the commitment to your child's safety and security is our first priority. A learning environment that ensures the highest levels of academic achievement starts with making sure each and every one of our students and staff are protected and their wellbeing is top of mind.

    We are sharing a video with you from Superintendent Davis and school leaders that reinforces our commitment to you and your children by highlighting safety reminders for this year as well as featuring new or updated features you can expect in our schools.

    Click here to watch the video.

    Thank you for the incredible trust you place in our school district to provide an exceptional learning environment for all of our students and staff, and one in which our entire community can be proud. As always, we will continue to keep you up-to-date on all important safety information and enhancements throughout the year.

    Have a great school year!  

     

  • Sunday, July 31, 2022 
    It's an important week in Henry County Schools!

    HCS Families,

    We are less than 24 hours away from our first Open House events for the 2022-23 school year! All of our employees are excited to welcome you back to where you belong.

    In order to #BeReadyDayOne, make sure you visit the Open House Toolkit ( https://bit.ly/HCSOpenHouseToolkit2022) to find helpful information ahead of your visit to your school campus. Also, make sure you complete the Information Update/Verification Process that eliminates all paperwork for the new year. Click here to complete this annual requirement tonight!

    As a reminder, the Open House schedule for the next two days is as follows:

    Monday, August 1 -
    High School - 12-3pm
    Middle School - 2-5pm
    Elementary - 4-7pm
    Impact Academy Elementary - 5-7pm

    Tuesday, August 2 -
    Impact Academy Middle - 3-5pm
    Impact Academy High - 11am-2pm
    Academy for Advanced Studies - 12:30-3:30pm 

     

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2022 
    Eliminate the paperwork! Complete the ONLINE Information Update/Verification Process TODAY!

    Parents and Guardians,

    It is critical that you complete our annual information update/verification process today! These updates are required to start the year, and the online process replaces the stack of paperwork you once had to be complete around Open House and/or the first day of school.

    Some of our schools have over 75 percent of their families who have completed the process. Some are hovering just over 50 percent completed. We want all schools to be 100 percent by the end of this week! Help us out!


    It's simple! Go to https://bit.ly/BeReadyDayOne2022-23 and fill out all information, including updates to transportation, medical/health, address, and contact preferences. Make sure you and your family have the #Best1stDayEver by completing this important process. 

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022 
    #BeReadyDayOne

    Parents and Guardians,

    We are just a few days away from the start of the 2022-2023 school year, and there are some simple processes you can complete to ensure your family is ready for day one and has the #Best1stDayEverHCS!

    1. Student Information Update & Verification Process - This is the biggest and most important task you need to complete before the first day. Use this link and follow the instructions to complete this process. No more stacks of papers to complete on the first day/week. This takes care of it! https://bit.ly/BeReadyDayOne2022-23

    2. Open House Toolkit - Check it out! All the information you need to get you up to speed prior to arriving on campus. https://bit.ly/HCSOpenHouseToolkit2022

    3. Meal Prices and Free & Reduced Meal Forms - The waiver granted by the federal government over the past two year to provide all meals free to students has expired nationwide. We have meal prices posted for the new year at the following link: https://bit.ly/HCS2022MealPrices Do you think your family may qualify for a free or reduced meal price? Fill out the application to see if you qualify. https://bit.ly/HCSFreeReducedMealApp2022

    4. Transportation - Here Comes the Bus - Riding the bus this year? New to our transportation services? You'll definitely want to download the Here Comes the Bus app in the Apple or Android app store. When you register for the app, use school district code 29902 for all HCS transportation services. This important tool will keep you up to speed in real-time regarding where your child's bus is in the mornings and afternoons.

    5. After School (elementary) or Before School (middle school) Enrichment Programs - Students in elementary school have the opportunity to keep the learning going after school as a part of our ASEP offering. Middle school students can get their day started earlier with our BSEP offering. Find out more about these programs to help students and families with extended opportunities. https://bit.ly/HCSEnrichmentPrograms2022

    We cannot wait to see everyone for Open House and on the first day of school! This year is going to be exceptional!

    Open House Schedule -
    MONDAY, AUGUST 1st -
    Grades K-5: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
    Grades 6-8: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
    Grades 9-12: 12:00 - 3:00 PM

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 2nd -
    Impact Academy and Academy for Advanced Studies: 12:30-3:30 PM ​

     

     

     

     

     

  • Friday, May 27, 2022 
    AAS Summer Pathway Camp

    This is an update to the previous AAS Summer Pathway Camp.  The camp is for rising 9th graders and current high school students only.

    Greetings,

    Do you want to have a little more time in the lab with your pathway instructor? If so, you should join us this summer. We are offering a hands-on summer camp for the following pathways:

    -Automotive Technologies
    -Business
    -Computer Science
    -Cosmetology (June 6-9 and June 13-16)
    -Culinary Arts
    -Dance
    -Diesel Mechanics
    -Electronics/Mechatronics
    -Graphic Design
    -Healthcare
    -Technical Theatre
    -Veterinary Science

    The camp will take place June 13-16 and June 20-23, from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. Use the link below to sign up and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity of learning and fun!
    https://forms.gle/eTgAFdWjFoD1NdiaA

     

    AAS

     

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022 
    A Message from Supt. Davis Re: Texas school shooting

    Henry County Schools Community Members,

    I wanted to send a brief message this evening in light of another senseless and heartbreaking event that unfolded today at an elementary school in Texas. While the thought of such a devastating tragedy is weighing heavily on our hearts and minds, I want to assure you that we see the safety of every single student and employee in our district as our greatest responsibility.

    The Henry County Schools community will have an even greater attention to all safety measures over the next three days as we look to close the school year on a positive note.

    Our thoughts are with those impacted by today's tragic incident, and our condolences go out to those mourning the loss of loved ones.

    Respectfully,

    Mary Elizabeth Davis
    Superintendent

     

  • Monday, May 23, 2022 
    Last week - Get a jumpstart on next year's paperwork!

    Families,

    Get a jumpstart on completing all required registrations and information verifications/updates for next school year! See the images and/or attachment.

     

    https://bit.ly/BeReadyDayOne2022-23 

     

  • Friday, May 13, 2022 
    A Message to the Henry County Community

    Henry County Community,

    We, as the Henry County community, experienced a very challenging week. There was heartbreak and tragedy that touched our schools this past week on the heels of two years that included far too many moments of grief. As this week comes to a close, I am reminded that even in our hardest moments, our community comes together and is strong.

    I just wanted to send a brief message to thank the Henry County community, families, and employees for every word of encouragement, every message of support, and every single prayer that has been offered to our schools, our leaders, staff, students, and families. The strength of our community is evident in every one of these actions. Please continue to lift up the families most directly impacted this week and together we can continue to show the strength of our Henry County community. 

     

    Mary Elizabeth

  • Friday, May 6, 2022 
    Friday, May 6 - Weather Aware

    HCS Families,

    We are aware of today's weather forecast and are monitoring accordingly. Any shifts or impacts to daily operations and schedules will be communicated to you should they be necessary.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to keep you informed. 

  • Thursday, May 5, 2022 
    #BeReadyDayOne - Complete your 2022-2023 updates and verifications today!

    Families,

    Get a jumpstart on completing all required registrations and information verifications/updates for next school year!
    See the images and/or attachment.
    https://bit.ly/BeReadyDayOne2022-23 

     

     

     

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022 
    April Board of Education Meeting Highlights & Video Recap

    Good morning

    The board of education held its regular Study Session and Business Session meetings on Monday, April 18. The meetings 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 April meetings includes:

    -- Strategic Plan

    – Quarter 3 Report
    -- Core Business of Student Learning
    – Ensuring College and Career Readiness
    – A Graduate Update
    – Class of 2022
    -- Ensuring Operational Effectiveness
    – FY23 Tentative Budget
    -- FY22 Budget Adjustment: One-time Pay Supplement to Employees
    -- Renewal of Effective School Leadership Training and Professional Development Partnership
    -- 2022-2023 Code of Conduct Adoption
    -- Renewal of Renewal of Productivity Suite Agreement
    -- Renewal of Classroom Management and Device Filtering Platform
    -- Digital Content for Impact and Summer Learning Programs Agreement
    -- Elementary Gym Projectors
    -- City of Stockbridge Right of Way Deed (Harrell Drive)
    -- City of Stockbridge Temporary Construction Easement (South Lee Street)
    -- Bus Purchases
    -- 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 are four and a half weeks away from the last day of school! #FinishStrongHCS

    #InPursuitOfExceptional
    #KeepHenryHealthy

     

     

  • Friday, April 24, 2022 
    Finish Strong for the Second Semester

    HCS Families,

    The end of another school year is fast approaching, but there are still several weeks of impactful learning and opportunities to showcase new achievement levels for each and every one of our students. We know that after a long year the potential is there for some students to begin to let their vision shift to summer plans and relaxation.

    We would like to work together with you to ensure that our students finish this year on a strong note. In an effort to provide support and simple reminders, we'll be sharing our campaign of Finishing Strong in the Second Semester all around our school buildings. Conflict resolution, instructional focus, school and bus expectations, and tips for all students on how they can have a successful conclusion to their school year will be on display.

    Everyone in our district persevered through the unique challenges that were present in the first months of school, and we want to make sure those efforts are celebrated thanks to the incredible focus and dedication to help everyone succeed in all facets of school in the 2021-2022 school year.

    Don't forget that tomorrow marks the beginning of our Georgia Milestones testing for several of our grade levels, and we encourage everyone to do their best.

    Thank you for your support this year! We could not have been as successful without your partnership.

     

     

  • Friday, April 22, 2022 
    Parent/Family Workshop - Next Steps for Students after High School

    Greetings parents,

    We have an amazing opportunity for your student (s) called Next Steps Webinar which is scheduled for Thursday, April 28th. Students and families will have the opportunity to hear directly from leaders in local business, industry, technical colleges, and military to learn about real life opportunities available right after high school! The College and Career Development Department, CTAE program, families and local businesses work together to communicate about available options for students' next steps after graduation. Opportunities include corporate training, internships, military apprenticeships and more.

    The initial session will last about 35 minutes, parents/guardians and students will then be able to enter private breakout rooms where they can interact with potential employers and post-secondary options. Although this workshop is targeting 11th and 12th graders, grades 8-12 can attend.

    Register for the event through Air Meet by going to this web link ( https://www.airmeet.com/e/d7955860-a3c0-11ec-b6b2-b9c9b0d8c36f) and typing in your email address, accepting the Terms of Services, and clicking SUBMIT button. Register here 

    Once you complete this first step, Air Meet will send you a separate email for you to complete by entering your name, designation, system, city, and country. When you finish this step you will be registered completely and then told to reuse the initial web link provided.

    Contact information: Robert Bradley bob@nextstepswebinars.org

    Thank you and see you on the 28th! 

     

    Next Steps

     

     

  • Thursday, April 21, 2022 
    TODAY - Henry Futures - Parent Workshop - College and Career Readiness

    Families,

    Today is our Henry Futures Parent Workshop (for families of 6th-12th graders). You can still use the links below to register for today's workshop.

    The goal of these sessions is to introduce you to Henry Futures, a web-based technology program that students in grades 6th-12th can use to research colleges and careers, explore, and apply for scholarships, take college, and career assessments and surveys, and create goals and to-do-lists.

    Please choose the session time that works best for you by clicking the link below:
    5:00 Session https://bit.ly/henryfutures1

    6:30 Session https://bit.ly/henryfutures2

    An event flyer is also attached for you. If you have any questions, please contact the HCS Department of Advisement and Counseling at

    scholarships@henry.k12.ga.us  

     

     

    Henry futures

     

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 
    #BeReadyDayOne

    Families,

    Get a jumpstart on completing all required registrations and information verifications/updates for next school year! See the images and/or attachment.
    https://bit.ly/BeReadyDayOne2022-23 

     

    #BeReadyDayOne

     

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 
    Henry Futures - Parent Workshop - College and Career Readiness

    Greetings Parents,

    A reminder that the HCS Department of Advisement and Counseling will host a parent workshop on Thursday, April 21 for parents of students in 6th-12th grades to learn more about Henry Futures. There will be two virtual sessions offered at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The goal of these sessions is to introduce you to Henry Futures, a web-based technology program that students in grades 6th-12th can use to research colleges and careers, explore, and apply for scholarships, take college, and career assessments and surveys, and create goals and to-do-lists.

    Parents and their student share a Henry Futures account. Parents have read-only access; however, it is critical that each student and family is connected to Henry Futures to work together to make informed college and career decisions. Middle and high school counselors are in the process of sending out Henry Futures' access codes and instructions on how to set up an account. You should receive your access code by e-mail prior to the parent meeting on April 21. We have extended the deadline for registration, but please do so in a hurry.
    Please choose the session time that works best for you by clicking the link or scanning the QR code below:

    5:00 Session
    https://bit.ly/henryfutures1
    6:30 Session
    https://bit.ly/henryfutures2

    An event flyer is also attached for you. If you have any questions, please contact the HCS Department of Advisement and Counseling at
    scholarships@henry.k12.ga.us. Thank you for your time and cooperation. 

     

    Henry Futures

     

  • Friday, April 18, 2022 
    Parent Workshop - Henry Futures - College and Career Readiness

    Greetings Parents,

    A reminder that the HCS Department of Advisement and Counseling will host a parent workshop on Thursday, April 21 for parents of students in 6th-12th grades to learn more about Henry Futures. There will be two virtual sessions offered at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The goal of these sessions is to introduce you to Henry Futures, a web-based technology program that students in grades 6th-12th can use to research colleges and careers, explore, and apply for scholarships, take college, and career assessments and surveys, and create goals and to-do-lists.

    Parents and their student share a Henry Futures account. Parents have read-only access; however, it is critical that each student and family is connected to Henry Futures to work together to make informed college and career decisions. Middle and high school counselors are in the process of sending out Henry Futures' access codes and instructions on how to set up an account. You should receive your access code by e-mail prior to the parent meeting on April 21. As a reminder, the deadline to register for the event is Tuesday, April 19 . Please choose the session time that works best for you by clicking the link or scanning the QR code below:

    5:00 Session https://bit.ly/henryfutures1

    6:30 Session https://bit.ly/henryfutures2

    An event flyer is also attached for you. If you have any questions, please contact the HCS Department of Advisement and Counseling at scholarships@henry.k12.ga.us.
    Thank you for your time and cooperation. 

     

    Henry Futures

     

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 
    Don't Forget - Thursday's Family Connections Summit!

    This Thursday, April 14, is the HCS Family Connections Summit - Finishing Strong for the 2nd Semester!

    Click here to watch this promotional video of this big event!

    The Family and Student Support Services Division is proud to bring to you the Family Connections Summit on Thursday, April 14. There will be great information to help you and your children finish strong in the 2nd semester. There will be a featured presentation at 9am and 5pm on this day presented by Priti Griffin, Executive Director of the Raise Me Up Foundation. The focus of her presentation will be "Parent Power Over Online Safety." You can choose to view either one of the live presentations by clicking the corresponding link below:

    Feature Presentation -
    9am session - Click here.
    5pm session - Click here.

    If you would like to participate in any of the concurrent sessions offered at 10am and 6pm, click here to register.

    See the attached flyer for more details.
    #BetterTogetherHenry 


    Finish Strong

     

  • Friday, April 1, 2022 
    Happy Spring Break!

    HCS Families,

    It's finally here, Spring Break! We have navigated 143 days of school so far this year, and upon our return from the week-long break, we'll only have 35 more days until we wrap up the 2021-2022 school year. There have been so many great moments leading up to this well-deserved break, and we have the chance to experience more as we look to finish strong in this last 9-week period.

    I hope that you and your family have a safe and relaxing week next week focused on the opportunity to slow down a little bit and enjoy a break from the routines of school and work. We greatly appreciate your support to ensure a highly productive year so far, and we look forward to partnering together for an incredible finish for all of our students.

    Have a great week!

    - Mary Elizabeth Davis
      Superintendent 

     

     

  • Friday, April 1, 2022 
    REMINDER - GA Milestones End-of-Course Assessments Start May 2

    For our High School families, a reminder that Georgia Milestones End-of-Course (EOC) assessments will start the week of May 2. The Georgia Dept. of Education has reinstated in-person, on-campus assessments with the appropriate grade weight value (20 percent) of a student's overall course grade. This grading weight was previously modified while remote learning was necessary (the EOC course grade weight of 0.01 percent ended at the close of the 2020-2021 school year - July 31, 2021). It is crucial to student success that a proper gauge of mastery is taken to ensure that every student and teacher knows where they are in their progress and what they need to be successful. Through Milestones/EOC assessments, Henry County Schools is proud to showcase the success of our students and show everyone just how incredible they are. Please contact your principal or administrator with any questions you may have. 

     

     

  • Thursday, March 31, 2022 
    Family Connections Summit - Finishing Strong for the 2nd Semester

    Parents and Guardians,

    The Family and Student Support Services Division is proud to bring to you the Family Connections Summit on Thursday, April 14. There will be great information to help you and your children finish strong in the 2nd semester. There will be a featured presentation at 9am and 5pm on this day presented by Priti Griffin, Executive Director of the Raise Me Up Foundation. The focus of her presentation will be "Parent Power Over Online Safety." You can choose to view either one of the live presentations by clicking the corresponding link below:

    Feature Presentation -
    9am session - Click here.
    5pm session - Click here.

    If you would like to participate in any of the concurrent sessions offered at 10am and 6pm, click here to register.

    See the attached flyer for more details.
    #BetterTogetherHenry

    Family Summit

     

     

  • Thursday, March 24, 2022 
    Kindergarten Registration is Online

    Parents and Guardians,

    Just a reminder that if you have a rising Kindergarten student or know someone who does, registration for the 2022 - 2023 school year is open. You can find the link to register and important information by clicking here. Families in need of assistance may contact the Henry County Schools Welcome Center at 770-957-3945 or OLRSupport@henry.k12.ga.us 

    See the flyer below for more details!

     

    Kindergarten Kickoff 2022-2023

     

     

     

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022 
    March Board Meeting Highlights and Recap

    Good morning,

    The board of education held its regular Study Session and Business Session meetings on Monday, March 14. The meetings took place the last week of the 3rd quarter of the school year 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 March meetings includes:

    - 2 Weeks to 2 Years
    - A look back on educating during the pandemic
    - Strategic Plan
    - Student & Staff Wellness Updates
    - Core Business of Student Learning
    - Annual School Preparations
    - Core Business of Student Learning
    - Code of Conduct Review Process
    - Ensuring Operational Effectiveness
    - FY23 Budget Outlook
    - GSBA Delegate Assembly Representative Selection
    - Ricoh Copier Lease Renewal
    - Data Center Virtual Environment Refresh
    - HVAC Installation for HCS Elementary School Gyms Bid Tabulation
    - 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.

    All Henry County Schools facilities will be closed April 4-8 for Spring Break!

    #InPursuitOfExceptional
    #KeepHenryHealthy

     

     

  • Friday, March 18, 2022 
    Weather Impacts on Dismissal

    Parents and Guardians,

    We are aware of the potential impact for severe weather during dismissal today. Please be advised that this could delay some dismissals as we use caution for the protection and safety of our students. We will try to keep the process on a regular schedule. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

     

     

  • Monday, March 14, 2022 
    Certified Educator Job Fair

    Know of anyone looking to work as a teacher in Henry County Schools and already has a teaching certificate or will have one soon? Then make sure they know about our Certified Educator Job Fair taking place this upcoming Saturday.

    See the flyer below for more details!

     

    HCS Job Fair

     

     

     

  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022 
    Enrollment for Next Year - Impact Academy

    Good Evening Henry County Schools Parents, 

    Tomorrow is the last day to enroll for Impact Academies (K-12 Blended, K-12 Virtual) for the 2022-23 school year.

    It is very important that if you are intending to request enrollment at Impact Academy next year, that it is done by tomorrow. There will not be another option to enroll later. After tomorrow, February 24, Impact Academy will no longer enroll students for the 2022-23 school year and will develop a waitlist.

    Impact Academy has developed a website that has the details. Please consider reviewing this information as you make your decision about enrollment. https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Page/17256

    If you have questions about the HCS virtual options please see the FAQs section on the website linked above or please feel free to email your questions to QAvirtual@henry.k12.ga.us.

     

     

     

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022 
    February 2022 Board of Education Meeting Highlights and Video Recap

    Good afternoon, 

    The board of education held its regular Study Session and Business Session meetings on Monday, February 14. The meetings took place in the week leading up to the Winter 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 February meetings includes:

    - Black History Month Celebration
    - Counseling Support; College & Career Readiness Update
    - FY23 Budget Outlook
    - Proposed Calendars for SY23-24 and SY24-25 Approved with Amendments
    - Fairview Elementary Modifications Bid Tabulation
    - HVAC Modifications Bid Tabulation
    - Renewal of Enterprise License Agreement for Network Security Tools and Services
    - Renewal of Student Information System Software
    - 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 safe and restful Winter Break!

    #InPursuitOfExceptional
    #KeepHenryHealthy

     

     

     

  • Monday, February 21, 2022 
    Enrollment for Next Year - Impact Academy

    Good Evening Henry County Schools Parents, 

    We are in our last week of enrollment for Impact Academies (K-12 Blended, K-12 Virtual) for the 2022-23 school year. The enrollment ends on Thursday February 24

    It is very important that if you are intending to request enrollment at Impact Academy next year, that it is done this week. There will not be another option to enroll later. The deadline to register for Impact Academy for the 2022-2023 school year will be February 24, 2022.

    Impact Academy has developed a website that has the details. Please consider reviewing this information as you make your decision about enrollment. https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Page/17256 

    If you have questions about the HCS virtual options please see the FAQs section on the website linked above or please feel free to email your questions to QAvirtual@henry.k12.ga.us

     

     

     

  • Friday, February 18, 2022 
    HCS Moving to Level 2 on Continuum of Multi-Layered Mitigation Strategies - Tuesday, Feb. 22

    Henry County Schools Families, 

    Next week starts the Winter break for our school district, and I share this message with you to provide an update on our COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

    As a result of the continued improvement in COVID-19 case numbers in our district and county, Henry County Schools will move from Level 3 to Level 2 of mitigation phases on our continuum on Tuesday, February 22. You can view all of our health metrics for both the school district and county by visiting our website and using the link on the left side of the page.

    Level 2 means that we will continue to keep in place all prominent signage, increased cleaning schedules, sanitizing of high-touch surfaces, regular air-filtration maintenance, and hand sanitizer stations. We will also continue our strong encouragement of wearing a mask, while allowing the indoor use of our school facilities by the community, in-person meetings for large groups of employees, and reduce any capacity restrictions for our indoor and outdoor events.

    Our COVID-19 Mitigation Strategy continues to work as designed to help safely keep schools open for our students and staff. We thank you for your partnership over the past 24 months to navigate this pandemic.

    We encourage everyone to continue to do their part to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by following all guidance provided by national, state, and local health officials.

    I hope you have a great Winter Break!

    Sincerely,
    Mary Elizabeth Davis
    Superintendent

     

     

     

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022 
    Community Caregiving - A Virtual Panel Discussion

    Henry County Schools Families, 

    As we continue to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to our community health and wellness, please join us for a Black History virtual panel discussion on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 6pm. You'll have an opportunity to hear from esteemed members of our healthcare community as they share valuable information on ways to keep the entire family healthy. Additionally, we've partnered with Southside Medical for on-site health screenings from 1-5 pm, at our very own - Henry County Learning and Support Welcome Center - 166 Holly Smith Drive, McDonough, Georgia, 30253.

    You don't want to miss this amazing opportunity - so please take a moment to register by clicking here!

    We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 17, 2022.

     

     

  • Thursday, February 10, 2022 
    Reminder of Impact Academy Enrollment Window

    Good Evening Henry County Schools Parents, 

    We are halfway through the month-long enrollment window for Impact Academies (K-12 Blended, K-12 Virtual)  for the 2022-23 school year. Like this year, Impact Academy is the remote learning option for Henry County Schools. Impact Academy offers both a fully-virtual option and a blended option where students come to our campus twice weekly. Interested parents have until February 24th to request enrollment for Impact Academy for next year.  

    It is very important that if you are intending to request enrollment at Impact Academy next year, that it is done within this month-long window. There will not be another option to enroll later. The deadline to register for Impact Academy for the 2022-2023 school year will be February 24, 2022.

    Impact Academy has developed a website that has the details. Please consider reviewing this information as you make your decision about enrollment.

    www.henry.k12.ga.us/ia - Click on Enrollment in the main menu. 

    If you have already registered, thank you. 

     

     

     

     

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 
    Input for Family Connections Summit

     

    The Henry County Schools is committed to continuously garnering the voices of our families as we prepare avenues to support their needs in partnering with HCS to ensure our students' success. As we prepare for our Family Connections Summit, we need your input in order to provide you and your student with information that is relevant to you assisting your student during the second semester.

    We will use your feedback to plan for our sessions in hopes of providing additional supports to you and your student. Please share your thoughts through a Thought Exchange (see link below) which is a platform that allows for anonymous feedback and ratings based on families entries. You will also have the opportunity to rate the thoughts that others have shared. You may come back often and rate new ideas until February 4, 2022. We hope that you enjoy the exchange tool. Your participation is confidential and free of judgment. Thank you in advance for your input.

    Click here to begin using the Thought Exchange platform.

     

     

     

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 
    AAS Re-Registration for Current AAS students

    Greetings AAS familes,

     

    The 2022-2023 RE-REGISTRATION will start today!

    Re-registration for the 2022-2023 school year for current AAS students will take place from Monday, January 31st to Monday, February 7th during 3rd block classes.

    The counselors will hold make-up sessions for those students who do not have a 3 rd block class at AAS. Students who do not wish to re-register will be given a form to complete with their parent or guardian.

     

     

     

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 
    Effective Monday, January 31 - HCS Moving to Level 3 of COVID-19 Management Plan

    Henry County Schools Families,

     

    We have made it to the third week of the 2nd semester and are on the backside of the most recent surge in COVID-19 cases in our county and state. I want to thank you for all you have done up to this point to ensure that our school year could be sustained with in-person learning by adhering to all mitigation efforts to ensure everyone's health and safety. We have learned so much during this nearly 23-month stretch of educating in a pandemic, and it's your support and cooperation that have made this all possible.

    After careful review of the metrics and the trends that show the overall impact of COVID-19 on our schools and community moving in the right direction, we will be moving to Level 3 on our COVID-19 Management Plan & Continuum of Multi-Layered Mitigation Strategies effective Monday, January 31. Moving to this level means that masks are once again strongly recommended but no longer required for use on Henry County Schools campuses.

    As a reminder, you can see all that Level 3 requires as detailed on our website. Here's the brief overview:

    • Continuation of prominent signage; increased cleaning schedules; disinfection of high-touch surfaces; increased air-filtration maintenance; and hand sanitizer stations
    • Commitment to respecting the space of others
    • Visitors and volunteers on campus are paused
    • Reduced indoor capacity for athletic events, performances, and public meetings
    • Increased spacing in large classroom spaces
    • Large employee meetings moved to virtual
    • Indoor community use of facilities is paused
    • Masks are strongly encouraged 

    We all know that we are not completely rid of COVID-19, and at no time should we let our guard down. But as long as we continue to actively monitor conditions and abide by the mitigation strategies and efforts detailed in our plan, all of which have been reviewed and advised by local health and government officials, we should be able to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for our students and staff. Thank you for your continued partnership to make this happen.
    Please continue to stay informed on our mitigation strategies as well as health metrics in our schools and community by visiting the district website and looking for the links on the left side of the homepage. www.henry.k12.ga.us

     

     

     

     

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 
    Final Virtual Open House

    Greetings Henry County Families,

     

    Please join us for the final Virtual Open House and Registration Night. The event date is January 27 at 4:30pm-6:30pm.

    This event is for new students interested in attending AAS for the 2022-2023 school year.

    To attend, visit our registration website at https://sites.google.com/henry.k12.ga.us/aasregister/home. We look forward to seeing you there.


    Thank you,

    AAS Registration Team

     

     

     

     

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022 
    Academy for Advanced Studies VIRTUAL Open House

    Greetings Henry County Families,

     

    The Academy for Advanced Studies' Virtual Open House and Registration Nights are scheduled for the following dates: Thursday, January 20 th, Tuesday, January 25 th and Thursday, January 27 th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm (see flyer below).

     

    These events are for new students interested in attending AAS for the 2022-2023 school year and will take place through our registration website at https://sites.google.com/henry.k12.ga.us/aasregister/home

     

    AAS Virtual

     

  • Friday, January 14, 2022 
    Academy for Advanced Studies VIRTUAL Open House

    There is a change to the Academy for Advanced Studies Open House format. Open house is now virtual. Please see the information below as well as the attached flyer. Thank you! 

     

    AAS Virtual Open House & Registration Nights
    Tuesday, January 18th • Thursday, January 20th
    Tuesday, January 25th • Thursday, January 27th 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

     

  • Thursday, January 13, 2022 
    Dual Enrollment Information Night

    Henry County Schools will host the annual Dual Enrollment Informational Night virtually on January 20. 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_mQHPkjLBSZa8LipP-oCVEA

    OR

    Link for registering for the 6:30pm meeting: https://henry-k12-ga-us.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M2sqT0vZSo---YRnbp6IFA

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 
    Here Comes The Bus Technical Issues

    Good morning,

    This message is to let our bus riders know that the Here Comes The Bus app is experiencing technical difficulties. We apologize for the issue and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Sunday, January 9, 2022 
    Tomorrow starts the 2nd Semester

    Good evening,

    We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for the start of the 2nd Semester.

    As a reminder, we start this semester on Level 4 of our COVID-19 Management Plan & Continuum of Multi-Layered Mitigation Strategies. ( Click here to see all stipulations.)
    This means that masks are required on all HCS campuses and buses.

    Let's work together to #KeepHenryHealthy!

  • Thursday, January 6, 2022 
    HCS COVID-19 Playbook Updates

    As part of our efforts to enhance the health and safety of our school community during this current surge of COVID-19, Henry County Schools has updated the COVID-19 Playbook to reflect the most recent recommendations from the Georgia Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can see the latest version by clicking here.

    #KeepHenryHealthy
    #MaskUpHCS

  • Thursday, January 6, 2022 
    Updates to HCS COVID-19 Playbook

    As part of our efforts to enhance the health and safety of our school community during this current surge of COVID-19, Henry County Schools has updated the COVID-19 Playbook to reflect the most recent recommendations from the Georgia Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can see the latest version by clicking here.

    162022

    #KeepHenryHealthy
    #MaskUpHCS

  • Monday, January 3, 2022 
    Important Updates to the Start of the 2nd Semester

    Good afternoon, HCS Families,

    We hope you all have had a safe and restful semester break, and that your holidays have been an enjoyable time with family and friends.

    As shared in an email last week, Henry County Schools is still on track for a return to on-campus, in-person learning on Monday, January 10. The one important update to our return is that we will shift to Level 4 on our COVID-19 Management Plan & Continuum of Multi-Layered Mitigation Strategies, effective immediately, due to the recent significant acceleration of COVID-19 cases within Henry County, as well as across the state and country. ( Click here to review Level 4.) We have successfully adjusted mitigation strategies as COVID-19 conditions have shifted over the course of this school year through the use of data and in consultation with trusted health officials, hospital executives, and emergency management officials, who have advised returning to this level at this time to navigate the latest surge of the pandemic.

    As a reminder, at Level 4 (in addition to all requirements from levels 1-3):

    • Masks are required for all indoor spaces, including buses;
    • Reduced capacity for indoor extracurricular events and public meetings;
    • Field trips are temporarily suspended; and
    • Campuses closed to on-campus visitors except by appointment or pre-scheduled activities.


    Additionally, our COVID-19 Management Plan allows us to target specific areas (classes, hallways, grades, or a specific school) as needed to transition to remote operations, if necessary. We also want to stress the importance of self-monitoring of your and your family's health. It is essential to keep kids home if they are not feeling well. Families should let their school know if their child is out due to illness and/or a confirmed positive COVID-19 case. For a list of COVID-19 symptoms, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Symptoms website by clicking here.

    An encouraging point for allowing on-campus learning is that, fortunately, most of our employees have received the COVID-19 vaccine, which we know to be the most effective mitigation strategy in the fight against this pandemic. If you haven't gotten a vaccination or your booster, we strongly encourage speak with a health or pharmacy official about this important option to protect you, your family, and the community.

    The safety of 43,000 students, 6,000 employees, and their families is of the greatest priority for our school district, and we are doing everything we can on a daily basis to help mitigate the spread of the virus while responsibly maintaining an on-campus learning experience for students. We will continue to monitor and adjust our mitigation strategies as necessary and provide timely updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to ensure the health and safety of our school community.

     

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 
    Here Comes the Bus

    Here Comes the Bus app and messaging is not working today. The vendor is still working on the issue and we are hoping for a resolution soon.

    Sorry for the inconvenience but we appreciate your patience.

  • Monday, November 29, 2021 
    Investment in the Future to Enhance Student Learning (ESSER/ARPA)

    HCS Families,

    COVID-19 interrupted learning for the students in our community for the 2020-2021 school year, but our commitment to engaging them every day to learn has remained our focus as a district. We made an initial investment of the allocated Federal relief funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to prioritize into investment areas that will have the biggest impact on the well-being and success of our students as follows:

    School & Classroom Spaces
    Student Safety & Personal Health
    Return to Campus Transition & IMPACT Virtual
    Interrupted Learning & Learning Acceleration

    To learn more about the first phase of investments of these funds, please visit our website at: https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Page/147563

    Now that we have successfully started our school year and are nearing the completion of our first semester, we wanted to have an opportunity to hear from our families and community to see if new needs have emerged that you would like us to consider when budgeting the second phase of investments.

    Your response to the questions that follow will provide us with much-needed input to inform phase two of the comprehensive plan for the investment of ARPA funds for our students. Thank you for taking the time to respond to these questions. The voices of our families and community are essential to ensuring a bright future for our students.

    Survey Link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=yg2nTIh3okakj_xtQgu8rsT8l6PY9dVCmsjhSLqd-xpUN0tEVEJSVk5DUkxHS1RPVDBVM0pPMElDSy4u

    -Melissa Morse
     Chief Learning and Performance Officer

  • Friday, November 18, 2021 
    Happy Thanksgiving from Henry County Schools

    Henry County Schools Families,

    As we head into a holiday break, I want you to know just how thankful I am for you and your family. After a busy, and at times challenging season, it is my sincere hope that you have a restful week filled with plenty of time with family and friends. I am thankful for you this Thanksgiving season and I am always thankful for the trust you place in Henry County Schools to provide the most exceptional learning experience for your child.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    -Mary Elizabeth

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 
    Community Conversation - Town Hall Forums - Nov. 10

    Good morning,

    Today is our second Community Conversation/Town Hall Forum to bring everyone together for the purpose of discussing and sharing ideas around the important topics of student safety and wellbeing, social media and digital safety, and COVID-19.

    We had a successful event on November 3 in McDonough, and we are looking forward to seeing members of our school community tonight at the Performing Arts Center - Fairview at 6pm. The town hall forum will last one hour. 

    **You must register your attendance as seating is limited to the first 300 registrants. clicking here..

    You can see a small recap of last week's event by clicking here.

  • 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