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.
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.
Susan Hogan is the education editor. She joined the AJC in 2020 as a story editor and later became an assistant senior editor. She previously worked for the Washington Post. As a reporter, she won numerous national honors, including a public service award for team reports on arson fires at South Carolina Black churches.