HCS to Close All Schools Starting Monday, March 16
UPDATED - 7:30pm 3-12-2020
Good evening, Henry County Families,
After hearing from Governor Kemp during his press conference today, it was recommended that school districts consider closing school operations based on the conditions of their respective districts. In consultation with the Department of Public Health and the Georgia Department of Education, Henry County Schools has made the decision to close schools starting Monday, March 16. All district-associated activities have been suspended effective immediately. Families should anticipate schools and facilities being closed for two weeks and potentially longer. This extended closure will allow for a thorough cleaning of all facilities and district property, for district officials to implement continuity plans, and for state officials to continue to assess the current situation regarding Coronavirus in Georgia. While there are no confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Henry County at this time, we completely understand the growing concern for the health and wellness of our students, our employees, our families, and our community.
Henry County Schools is prepared to begin a remote learning plan that will allow students to continue their learning using their district-issued device or printed materials. Students will receive information from their school about the activities available to be continued at home. Teachers will have digital office hours for students and parents to ask questions or get assistance.
We understand the challenge that this event has presented for our community, our state, and our nation, and our thoughts are with those who have been most directly impacted by this virus. We welcome any questions that you may have and encourage you to visit the district’s website at ww.bit.ly/HCSCoronavirusInfo to review our Frequently Asked Questions and our up-to-date information.
You can also reach out to your school's principal for school-specific questions.
-Mary Elizabeth Davis