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MCDONOUGH – Henry County Schools has developed an online evening program for kindergarten-fifth grade students.

The evening program allows students to partake in remote learning from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday each week, with additional independent work time to enhance the experience taking place outside of those hours. The first day of school for all students in Henry County Schools is Aug. 17.

Knowing that families around the district face different challenges with the remote learning plans, the Board of Education and district leaders said they wanted to offer another option to families.

“After examining the experiences from the end of last school year and listening to families across the county, we knew that our youngest learners oftentimes had more challenges with the remote environment,” said Melissa Morse, chief Learning & Performance officer. “After making some adjustments and enhancements, we feel that this new evening option for the families of our youngest learners will enable greater involvement from students and support from parents and guardians.”

All core content areas will be covered during the evening sessions, along with fine arts and physical education components, too. Resources available to students during the regular remote learning hours will also be utilized by families selecting the evening option.

“We are committed to making this year the best year for all students and staff,” said Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis. “Through intense planning and preparation, our district is poised to elevate the remote learning experience from that what people may have experienced to end the previous school year. Our teachers are amazing and have been taking part in extensive and intensive professional development to help ensure that the needs of our students will be met remotely until a time in which we can safely bring everyone back to campuses. We are ready continue the progress our incredible students and staff have been making.”

Registration is currently underway for those families wishing to select this option for their child. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.henry.k12.ga.us and click on the Back to School tab on the left side of the page.

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