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Schools announce early release day, break for students

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

Elementary students and students at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett 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.

Monday 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, Nov. 19 through Friday, Nov. 23.