Tracy Pierce

Update on current COVID-19 protocols

Oct. 1, 2021 – With the changing COVID-19 conditions in the community, many families have asked how this has impacted the school district’s current safety protocols. Below is an overview of current COVID-19 health and safety protocols including quarantine information, face mask requirements, and communication guidelines. Quarantine protocols Have there been changes to the quarantine […]

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District ends practice of shifting elementary classrooms online

Sept. 27, 2021 – Declining numbers of COVID-19 cases in Duval County Public Schools combined with new quarantine direction from the Florida Department of Health has led the district to modify practices for elementary classroom closures. The practice of shifting elementary classrooms to online instruction when two or more cases of COVID-19 were reported in […]

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Why can’t the district tell me more about cases impacting secondary schools?

Sept. 2, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools recently began informing families of elementary classrooms when an individual in that class reports a positive case of COVID-19. This layer of communication was added due to the inability of the Florida Department of Health  to maintain pace with contact tracing in schools. Inevitably, it has raised […]

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District pivots based on case counts and lack of contact tracing

Editor’s Note: As of Sept. 27, 2021, some of the information in this article is outdated. The outdated information has been crossed out below, but is being saved for archive purposes. Aug. 20, 2021 – With a small percentage of COVID-19 cases undergoing contract tracing investigation from the Department of Health, Duval County Public Schools […]

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School name change tracker

Six schools to be renamed following School Board approval

June 4, 2021 – Following a year-long process that included dozens of meetings and tremendous engagement with stakeholders, the Duval County School Board officially approved new names for six schools named for Confederate leaders. The action took place at the Board’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June. 1.  The names officially change on Aug. 3. […]

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District provides online options for 2021-22

May 25, 2021 – Most Duval Homeroom families responding to a survey indicate they plan to return to on-campus learning, but those who desire to continue online will have new options for the 2021-22 school year. Elementary school students Elementary school students will have a choice of two programs; both will be offered through the […]

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School name change tracker

Superintendent shares school name change recommendations

May 25, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene is recommending that the School Board change the names of the six schools currently named for Confederate leaders. Current Name                                                             Recommended NameJoseph Finegan Elementary School                         Anchor Academy Stonewall Jackson Elementary School            Hidden Oaks Elementary School J.E.B. Stuart Middle School                                       Westside Middle […]

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District launches school name change tracker

Stakeholder balloting results now available

May 19, 2021 – On Wednesday, the district received the results of the recent stakeholder school name change balloting process from the Office of the Supervisor of Elections. These results are now available for viewing here: https://dcps.duvalschools.org//cms/lib/FL01903657/Centricity/Domain/6114/School%20Name%20Voting%20Results.pdf Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene will review the results over the next several days. “Our goal was to give […]

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Students age 12 and up now eligible for vaccine

May 13, 2021 – With updates in guidance from health officials, the May 15 vaccine clinic for Duval County Public Schools students is now open to students age 12 and older.  The clinic will be held at Sandalwood High School where participating students will receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. For students under the […]

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Sandalwood vaccine site open to eligible district students

May 13, 2021 Update – This post has been updated to reflect the Sandalwood vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 15 is now open for students age 12 and older based on new guidance from health officials. The story below is from May 12 and contains outdated information. It is being saved for archive purposes. Please […]

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