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All Newton County public schools will release students early on Friday, September 21 for teacher professional learning activities.

Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m.; high school students will be released at 12:15 p.m. and middle school students are scheduled to depart at 1:15 p.m.  

Lunch will be served before students are dismissed and all students who ride school buses home in the afternoons will be transported to their normal bus stops.

The following Monday, September 24 marks the beginning of Fall Break for schools. All Newton County Schools will be closed from Monday, September 24 through Friday, September 28. The Newton County Board of Education offices will be open for business Monday through Wednesday of that week but closed on Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28.