Laureen Ricks

Winners of the Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest pay tribute to their heroes

Sept. 27, 2021 – A public servant who paved the way for the creation of the Acosta Bridge.  A pulmonary care specialist who was one of the first doctors in Florida to successfully treat a COVID-19 patient. And a grandfather, who emigrated from Puerto Rico at the age of 2, traveled the world, and went […]

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24 students representing five DCPS schools selected as 2022 National Merit Semifinalists

Sept. 16, 2021 – Congratulations to the 24 Duval County Public Schools students — representing Douglas Anderson, Fletcher, Mandarin, Stanton, and Wolfson high schools — who are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists selected for the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically gifted high school seniors will now have an opportunity to compete for about […]

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Temporary website to display COVID-19 cases reported by schools

UPDATE – As of Sept. 1, the Blackboard Mass Communication issues have been resolved. Schools will resume notifying families this afternoon of reported COVID-19 cases impacting their schools. Post below is being saved for archive purposes. Aug. 31, 2021 – Typically at this time of the day, school principals are using an automated call system […]

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Emergency mask mandate information available

Aug. 26, 2021 – More information is now available regarding the mask mandate with a medical opt-out policy approved by the Duval County School Board on Monday, Aug. 26 during an emergency board meeting. Families can visit www.duvalschools.org/facemask to view information on obtaining a medical opt-out form, student discipline associated with the new resolution, and […]

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School Board votes to implement mask mandate with medical opt-out

Aug. 24, 2021 – After significant input from medical professionals and community members, the Duval County School Board approved a mask mandate with a medical opt-out on Monday evening during an emergency meeting. The new emergency mandate will be in effect for a period of 90 days beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7. It requires all students […]

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DVIA enrollment window to re-open Thursday, Friday

Aug. 17, 2021 – Families who wish to enroll their child in the district’s Duval Virtual Instruction Academy (DVIA) will have that opportunity this Thursday, Aug. 19 and Friday, Aug. 20. Enrollment will open online for those two days this week in the Parent FOCUS Account. The enrollment form will be located under the “Forms” […]

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Dr. Greene – Transportation not meeting expectations

Aug. 11, 2021 – The message below was shared with families Wednesday afternoon following numerous reports of transportation issues including late and no-show buses. The district takes these concerns seriously and apologizes to all families impacted by this. It is working with its bus contractors to resolve these issues immediately. Message from Dr. Greene Dear […]

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Available in FOCUS – 2021-22 Student Mask Opt-Out Form

Aug. 6, 2021 – The 2021-22 Student Code of Conduct states that the wearing of facial coverings is strongly recommended during the school day and at school-related events. Parents who would like to opt their child out of wearing a face covering can do so by completing the “Student Mask/Facial Covering Opt-Out Form” that is […]

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2021-22 Back-to-School health and safety guide

Aug. 4, 2021 – Team Duval is opening schools on Tuesday, Aug. 10 with layers of health and safety practices to ensure students, staff, and the school community are safe. Families are invited to familiarize themselves with the health and safety protocols outlined below. Additional information is also available on the district’s Back-to-School website. Masks […]

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‘Wellness on Wheels’ to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on Aug. 4

Aug. 3, 2021 – COVID-19 vaccinations will be available Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the district’s headquarters thanks to a partnership between the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Agape Family Health. The “Wellness on Wheels” mobile vaccination event will run from 10 AM – 3 PM. No appointment is required, but individuals must have a valid Florida ID. […]

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