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  • 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 
    April Board of Education Meeting Recap and Highlights

    Good evening,

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

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

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

     

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

    We hope everyone had a great week!

    #KeepHenryHealthy
    #MaskUpHCS

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

    Parents and Guardians,

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

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

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

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 
    Kindergarten Registration is Online

    REMINDER for our HCS Families and Community -

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

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

    #ExpectExceptional

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

    Good afternoon, HCS Families,

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

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

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

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

    #ExpectExceptionalHCS
    #BetterTogetherHenry

     

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

    HCS Families,

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

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

    Have a great rest of the week!

     

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

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

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

    Here's a video from HCS Lead Nurse Amy Rivers with a COVID-19 Symptoms Screening Checklist reminder for families to use before sending kids to schools: https://bit.ly/3bIx8ar

    The screening checklist document can be found here: https://bit.ly/3aV5vfc We also have a link to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's preventive care website: https://bit.ly/3stdXrW

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

    Thank you all for doing your part to #KeepHenryHealthy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Reminder - Phase 4 Starts Monday, March 8!

  • Sunday, February 7, 2021 
    Phase 2 Starts Tomorrow

    Good evening,

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

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

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

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

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

    Henry County Schools Families:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Good evening, Henry County Families,

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

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

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

    Employee

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 
    Good Morning!

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

    Click here

    Have a great day!

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

    Parents,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Employee


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


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

    **This process must be completed each year.

    Have a great day!

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

    Jan8


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


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

    #KeepHenryHealthy
    #MaskUpHCS

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

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

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

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

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

    Good evening, HCS Families, 

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

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

    Have a great evening!

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

    Jan8


    Good afternoon, HCS Families, 

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

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

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

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

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

    Jan4


    Good evening, Henry County Schools Families, 

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

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

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

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

  • Monday, January 4, 2020
    Meals 2021

    HCS Families,

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Adjusted Calendar


    Parents and Guardians, 

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

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

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

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

    full adjusted Calendar

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


    Heroes Day

    HCS Families,


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

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

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

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


    #HenrySchoolHeroesDay
    #KeepHenryHealthy
    #MaskUpHCS

     

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

    BOE

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

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

    #HenrySchoolHeroesDay
    #KeepHenryHealthy
    #MaskUpHCS

     

  • Friday, December 4, 2020