Harpeth High School closes due to rise in COVID-19 cases

We have had an increase in positive COVID-19 cases and Harpeth High School will be shutting down for 14 days to mitigate the spread of the virus.

We apologize for the short notice but with COVID-19 things don't always go as planned and we are having to make this last-minute decision.

After consulting with the Cheatham County Health Department, Harpeth High School will begin dismissing students today (Monday, Sept. 14) at 11:45 a.m.

Buses will run regular routes this afternoon, but if you want to pick up your child, you are welcome to do so by following the proper check-out protocols.

The date for in-person students to return to school will be Tuesday, Sept. 29.

During this time, all students will be transitioned to remote learning. Students must log in daily to be counted present and to receive remote assignments.

No athletic practices/games and extra-curricular activities will be held during this 14-day period.

The building will be disinfected during this closure.

Since Harpeth High School will be closed for cleaning on Wednesday, Sept. 16, the weekly food distribution will be held this week on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The regular weekly pick-up schedule will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 23. As a reminder to our families, all children ages 0-18 can eat breakfast and lunch for free through Dec. 31, 2020 or until federal funding runs out. 

Seniors will take the ACT on the scheduled make-up day on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The school will share additional information about the test procedures with students.

It is highly recommended that students stay at home during this 14-day period and not interact with others in the community. If you have concerns, please consult with your family's medical provider.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this together. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher.