Two Henry County middle schools switch to remote learning

Henry County school buses. (File photo)

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Henry County school buses. (File photo)

Henry County Schools announced late Tuesday that two of its middle schools are moving to remote learning for the rest of the week.

In-person classes at Austin Road Middle School and McDonough Middle School are being suspended due to “a consistent increase in the number of individuals at the school required to quarantine,” a district statement said.

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Curbside meal pick-up service will be available. Meals can be picked up in the bus lane from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. through Friday. Parents planning to pick up a meal are asked to notify their child’s teacher or the front office by 9 a.m. daily.

Since the opening of classes last month, the district has temporarily closed at least a dozen buildings.

The district has recorded more than 1,600 COVID-19 cases since the start of the school year, including 417 cases last week.