On Monday, Sept. 28, Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Terry Price, along with district leadership, reviewed Henry County Middle School’s enrollment numbers for in-person classes and chose to move HCMS to an A/B schedule, much like Henry County High School.
In-person enrollment numbers for the sixth grade specifically would make it nearly impossible to social distance students in classrooms, during transitions and meals. With the safety and health of our students, staff and families in mind, the decision was made to implement the schedule change when we return to in-person instruction on Oct. 12.
We know that this is not an ideal situation; however, in order to meet state and public health guidelines for a safe return, we felt this was the best and safest option for all involved. As with all of our reopening plans, we will continue to monitor conditions and review guidelines in order to make the most informed decisions regarding student and staff safety and health.
We greatly appreciate your support and cooperation as move through this highly unusual school year. We look forward to the return of in-person learning and will provide updated information to you as needed and as it becomes available.