• Holly Grove Elementary Parents,

    Because we want to keep you informed, I want to make you aware of an incident that occurred this afternoon involving our school.

    At approximately 2:50 this afternoon, the third-grade students lined up to return to the building at the end of recess. Upon entering the building, the teachers determined that two students were missing. I was immediately notified and we began a search of the campus and called their parents. I also notified the Holly Springs Police Department that the children were missing.

    After receiving a call from a concerned citizen (that also happens to be a Holly Grove parent), the police found the students at a McDonald's about one mile from campus and returned them to school. I will be determining appropriate disciplinary action to ensure that the students understand the severity of their actions.

    I appreciate the quick response of our staff in reporting the students missing, as well as all staff members involved in the search.  I also appreciate the actions of the Holly Springs Police Department for quickly and safely returning our students to school. I especially appreciate the actions taken by the concerned parent to notify the police.

    Please take a moment to talk with your children about following school rules and staying safe. Our staff will use this as a learning opportunity to continue to improve our supervisory practices.

    There is nothing more important to the staff of Holly Grove Elementary than the safety of our children.

    We appreciate your support of our school,


    Sarah Simmons, Principal