An increase in positive COVID-19 cases has forced Cheatham County Schools to close Harpeth High School for 14 days to mitigate the spread of the virus.
The school district sent an email to parents Monday morning. The school district consulted with the Cheatham County Health Department before announcing the decision.
Students began early dismissal at 11:45 Monday morning.
The date for in-person students to return to school will be Tuesday, Sept. 29. The building will be disinfected during this closure.
During the closure, all students will be transitioned to remote learning, the district told the parents. Students must log in daily to be counted present and to receive remote assignments.
No extra-curricular activities, including athletic practices and games, will be held during the 14 days.
Seniors will take the ACT on the scheduled make-up day on Tuesday, Oct. 6.