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All Newton County public schools will release students early on Friday, November16 for teacher professional learning activities.

Elementary students and Newton County Theme School at Ficquett 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, November 19 marks the beginning of the Thanksgiving Break for schools. All Newton County Schools and the Newton County Board of Education offices will be closed for business from Monday, November 19 through Friday, November 23.