County Schools Closing Next Tuesday and Wednesday Due to Rising COVID Numbers

An Important Message from Our Interim Superintendent and HCS Leadership Team 

We will utilize two stockpile days, as we would for inclement weather, to close all schools on Tuesday, Sept. 7th, and Wednesday, Sept. 8th. After this Friday, September 3rd, students and staff will not return to campus until Thursday, Sept. 9th.We urge all families to be mindful of any potential COVID-19 symptoms during time away from school. Our hope is by extending this long weekend, any individual potentially exposed during the Labor Day weekend will be aware and monitor for symptoms, such as fever, cough, or loss of taste and smell, before returning to school.We ask that parents have their children tested before returning to school if they believe their child has been exposed to COVID-19 or is showing symptoms. There are a variety of free testing resources across the community which can be found on the health department’s website.School Age Child Care (SACC) will have 12 sites open on Tuesday, 9/7, and Wednesday 9/8 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. for more information, please visit the SACC site. Upon signing your children in, you are acknowledging that he/she is not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. You will be notified immediately to pick up your child should he/she start experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Students must already be registered for the SACC Program.

Allen Elementary 
Battle Academy 
Big Ridge Elementary
East Brainerd Elementary
East Ridge Elementary 
Harrison Elementary
Hixson Elementary
Middle Valley Elementary
Nolan Elementary
Red Bank Elementary 
Wallace A. Smith Elementary
Wolftever Creek Elementary.

With gratitude and joy,                                                                          
Dr. Nakia Towns,
Interim Superintendent,
Hamilton County Schools