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At NCES the "Cardinal Way" is all about striving to create an environment where our students feel valued, protected and nurtured so that they can achieve to their greatest potential. Our goal is to create partnerships with parents and our community through communication, consistency and providing a welcoming environment.

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Important Announcement

A Message from Superintendent Terry Price

Based on the recommendation of Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Education, Henry County Public Schools will begin the 2020 school year solely with online instruction.

We will start all of our students with online learning, beginning August 26. The Governor recommended we not hold in-person classes until Sept. 28; however, that is just five school days prior to our scheduled Fall Break. We feel it is in the best interest of our students and the continuity of their learning to plan for in-person classes to begin after our break, on Monday, October 12.

You will receive further instruction from your schools in the coming two weeks regarding Chromebook and schedule pickup and other information related to the start of the school year. Events that have already been announced will still take place as scheduled. Please check your school’s Facebook page or call the school if you have any questions.

Reopening Plans Approved Plan 1

The reopening plans developed by Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) have been approved by the North Central District Health Department (NCDHD). HCPS provided its community with a series of eight reopening plans focusing on different areas of operations, including Online Academy, transportation, meals, cleanliness, student health, student safety, and attendance.

“I think your documents look good,” said Dr. Stephanie M. Lokits, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC,

Director of Nursing with NCDHD. “You seem to cover most of the major areas including when the students will be expected to wear masks, when temperatures will be screened and when you will be sanitizing, etc.”

Those plans can be reviewed by our families on the district website under the tab called, “Reopening Plans 2020-2021 (https://sites.google.com/henry.kyschools.us/reopeningplans/home).” They include a decision tree that outlines action items to be taken if a student or staff member experiences a COVID symptom, is directly exposed to the virus or tests positive for COVID.

“I think your documents are congruent with the current guidelines and are a great plan to get your students back in the classroom,” Lokits added.

Kintner to Serve as School Psychologist Kintner

Henry County Public Schools welcomes Jillian Kintner as its district school psychologist, who will be completing her internship with us this school year.

Kintner earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in psychology with a minor in communications from Indiana University Southeast, and is finishing an Educational Specialist degree in school psychology with Western Kentucky University.

Kintner joined the U.S. Navy directly after graduating high school and served a full enlistment of four years before pursuing her undergraduate degree. She has worked a number of career-related jobs along the way, but her primary work experience was with the West Clark School District in Indiana.

Kintner said she is excited to start her career in Henry County Public Schools and is eager to get to know the families and community she will be serving.

“My goal for the student population is that we achieve the best possible outcomes for each even in light of our circumstances as we start this school year,” Kintner said. “And that we all remember that we'll get through it!”

Chambers is New Director of Special Education Chambers

Henry County Public Schools is pleased to announce that Kinsey Chambers has joined our team as the Director of Special Education.

Chambers earned a Bachelor’s of Health Science in Communication Disorders and a Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders, both from the University of Kentucky and a Specialist in Education degree from the University of Louisville. She has also obtained Principalship and Director of Special Education certifications, is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and holds a Clinical Certificate of Competence, the SLP equivalent to national board certification for teachers.

Chambers most recently worked with Jefferson County Public Schools as a speech language liaison and previously served that district as a speech language pathologist. She has 13 years of experience in the field.

“I am excited to get to know the outstanding staff here at Henry County Public Schools and form genuine relationships with kids and families here,” Chambers said. “My goal for all students is that they graduate with the tools they need to be successful in life.”

HCPS Announces Schedule Changes

As the Coronavirus pandemic evolves, Henry County Public Schools continues to revisit and improve our reopening plans to ensure we can provide the safest in-person instructional opportunities as possible for our families that are comfortable with this option. In order to implement the appropriate safety and efficiency modifications in the way we transport, feed, instruct and clean, we are altering our in-person schedule to begin the school year.

Elementary and middle school students will attend school Monday through Thursday. These students will still have classroom responsibilities and school assignments to complete on Fridays. They will do their Friday work and earn their participation credit from home.

Online Registration is OPEN! Online Reg

To make annual enrollment easier for our families, HCPS is happy to announce that Online Registration is now live. This can be completed from any device through the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus. Completing the registration process online now will take the place of filling out the enrollment paperwork that is normally completed at the beginning of the year. All students, new or existing, face-to-face or virtual, must complete the enrollment process each school year.

Parents of returning students are highly encouraged to register for the upcoming school year through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, at https://kyede5.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/henry.jsp no later than August 1, 2020. If you do not have a Parent Portal account already, please call the Henry County Board of Education at 502-845-8600 for help with setting up your account.

Utilizing the Portal will be much simpler for you, as well as our staff: you'll simply need to confirm and/or update existing information, rather than providing it again. To find the registration in your Portal, click "More," and "Online Registration.”

If your student will be new to Henry County Public Schools, you can register for the school year at:  https://kyede5.infinitecampus.org/campus/OLRLoginKiosk/henry. If you completed the paper packet prior to this launch you will follow the steps above to login and verify the information entered is correct and make any necessary changes.