COVINGTON -- Newton County students will get a break from school beginning Friday and continuing until next week.
All Newton County public schools will release students early on Friday for parent/teacher conferences.
Elementary and Theme School 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 Newton County School System recommends that all parents schedule a parent/teacher conference to discuss the academic progress of their child/children.
The following week, Feb. 18 to 22, all Newton County public schools will be closed for winter break. The NCSS central office, which is located at 2109 Newton Drive NE in Covington, will be open Monday through Wednesday, but will be closed the remainder of the week.