The Henry County School division is moving towards reopening schools on March 10, according to a message distributed to parents Monday.
School staff have been closely following local COVID-19 data as well as division percent positive and quarantine rates since returning from winter break and noted that trends show the division can move toward reopening schools for hybrid instruction.
“Because we feel it is important for each family to choose the instructional plan that best suits their student’s needs, we are offering students the option to return to hybrid instruction or to remain virtual learners,” the message stated.
As in the fall semester, “a student may move between the formats as needed based on individual circumstances. Any student needing to move between hybrid and virtual instruction should speak with his/her principal,” the message stated.
Additionally, as in the fall hybrid instruction plan, students in grades pre-K through first grade, and students in specialized classes, will be scheduled to attend four days per week rather than two.
“For planning purposes, students who previously attended four days per week should notify their principal if they only wish to attend two days per week,” the message stated.
To share your student’s instructional preference for the spring semester, complete a brief survey at https://hcschools.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1BV8J4aVB47WV4V.
Parents who completed the survey in the spring do not need to complete it again.
The division will continue to work to ensure that proper safety precautions and mitigation strategies are in place to support in-person instruction.