Friday, March 20, 2020
Hartfield Academy will continue our academic programs through distance learning until further notice. We will give our families sufficient notice when that date to return to campus is determined. For now, our students are actively learning through our online and remote learning processes and we will continue to do so until we return to campus. We pray that you are safe, healthy, and enjoying this time as a family. Check out this video message for more information.
Head of School
Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Just hours after we shared our most recent update there were several recommendations that have
affected our outlook for school over the next couple of weeks. First, Governor Reeves declared a
state of emergency and indicated that he intends to work from home for the next two weeks. He
also recommended that all schools close for at least one week. Second, the MAIS, one of our
accrediting organizations, has recommended school closures for a minimum of one
week. Finally, all Rankin, Pearl, and Madison County schools will be closed for a minimum of
Based on the 14-day incubation period of the virus and the fact that many of our students and
faculty have traveled or will be traveling from high volume areas or international airports as late
as tomorrow, our school leadership as well as our Board of Directors believe that it is in the best
interest of Hartfield to close for the next two weeks, March 16th- March 27th.
We recognize the burden that accompanies this decision and do not take it lightly. However, we
believe this time frame gives us the best opportunity to ensure the safety of our students and
families and allows us to be a part of limiting any spread of this virus.
We will provide additional information regarding online/remote learning and extracurricular
activities early next week.
I am confident our faculty and school community will respond to these next few weeks with the
same level of dedication and love for students that we share every day.