Secondary students on hybrid model to return to full week on campus in phased approach

Sept. 9, 2020 – Duval County Public Schools is informing secondary school parents Wednesday afternoon that the Florida Department of Education has approved a modification to the district’s bridge to reopening plan.

The revised plan will bring students back to on-campus attendance for five days in a phased approach, beginning with sixth grade students next week.

“We’ve had a manageable experience with COVID-19 under the hybrid attendance pattern,” Dr. Greene said. “A measured, phased return to having all students on campus Monday through Friday will be extremely beneficial in bridging to larger attendance in school facilities.”

Under the old plan, all students choosing the brick and mortar attendance were set to return to campus on Sept. 14.

Following the return of sixth grade students next week, seventh and eighth grade students will return on Sept. 21.  High school students will return to full-week on campus attendance on Sept. 28.

The change to the hybrid attendance structure has no impact on students who chose either Duval HomeRoom or Duval Virtual Instruction Academy.

Return to Five-Days on Campus: Key Dates

  • Sept. 14 – Grade six students return to campus Monday through Friday (all other secondary students remain on hybrid)
  • Sept. 21 – Grade seven and eight students return to campus Monday through Friday (all high school students remain on hybrid)
  • Sept. 28 – High School students return to campus Monday through Friday.