Tracy Pierce

Stormy Weather Ahead

Schools switching to Duval HomeRoom for Thursday, Nov. 12

Nov. 11, 2020 – Tropical Storm ETA is expected to impact Duval County on Thursday, Nov. 12.  Duval County Public Schools is switching to online instruction through Duval HomeRoom. Parents and students: All classes for Thursday, Nov. 12, will be held online through Duval HomeRoom. Log in at Elementary school classes will begin online at […]

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Stormy Weather Ahead

Elementary learning activities for Tropical Storm Eta day

Nov. 12, 2020 – Tropical Storm Eta may keep us at home, but it won’t stop us from having school. Elementary school students (including Pre-K) can click on the link below to turn a windy day at home into a day with a 100 percent chance of learning. Click on the file, find your grade and […]

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District changing how it updates COVID-19 dashboard

Nov. 2, 2020 – Duval County Public Schools is making a change in how it updates its COVID-19 dashboard in order to accelerate the timing of COVID-19 notifications. Beginning  today, Duval County Public Schools will update its dashboard the day a new case reported to the district is confirmed. This will be a change from […]

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Video – Experts share advice on COVID-19 safety

  Oct. 22, 2020 – UF Health Jacksonville and Duval County Public Schools have teamed up to create a brief video reminding families to practice healthy habits such as wearing face coverings, social distancing, and frequently washing hands. The video is being distributed today to families through the district’s parent communication system. In a note […]

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Superintendent clarifies flag, banner displays at school events

Sept. 28, 2020 – Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene has issued guidance to schools regarding displays of flags or banners at school events. While students have the right, with certain limitations, to express themselves personally regarding social or political causes, their expression cannot occur in a manner that may be interpreted as a position of the […]

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Fletcher football players design helmet decal to memorialize deceased officer

Sept. 25, 2020 – Fletcher high school football players have designed a helmet decal to memorialize a deceased police officer whose son is on the team. If they choose to do so, players will wear the decal on their helmets beginning with tonight’s game against Flagler Palm Coast. The decal includes the deceased officer’s initials […]

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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 […]

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Football and other athletics to open with limited fan capacity

Aug. 28, 2020 – Friday night lights will burn just as bright, but crowd sizes will be controlled when high school football and other athletic contests begin in September. The district will limit attendance to 30 percent of a venue’s capacity for spectators of athletic contests. The limitation is to enable social distancing among spectators. […]

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COVID-19 dashboard on hold due to Department of Health privacy concerns

Aug. 26, 2020 – The Florida Department of Health in Duval notified the school district on Tuesday that under Florida Statute 381.0031, the district cannot publish school specific data related to COVID-19 without permission from the Florida Department of Health (state level). Earlier this week, the district began publishing positive COVID-19 case counts by school […]

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Microsoft Teams problem not fully resolved

Aug. 20, 2020 — Microsoft has resolved many of the issues we experienced with the Teams software throughout the first day of school, but the problem is not yet completely fixed. It is possible that some students could experience a problem seeing Teams classrooms on Friday, Aug. 21. Students are encouraged to try to log […]

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