Category: District

Student saves neighbors during fire, receives Superintendent’s Coin of Excellence

June 23, 2020 — He’s a student some are referring to as a saint and a hero! Aaron Hill, a Sandalwood High School Saint whose brave actions saved many lives, was sent a Superintendent’s Coin of Excellence this month. It all began on May 18. Aaron says he was up late working on homework, when […]

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Photo of a student at a whiteboard

Dr. Greene presents plan for reopening schools in 2020-21

Editor’s Note — July 7, 2020 — The Florida Commissioner of Education issued an emergency order on July 6, 2020. The emergency order will impact the district’s back-to-school plan. The post below is retained for historical purposes but no longer accurately reflects the district’s plan for the 2020-21 school year.  June 23, 2020 –  (Editor’s […]

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This photo captures the current school board members and superintendent Dr. Diana Greene

Equity, school consolidations and renaming schools among topics at School Board meeting

June 20, 2020 – A unanimous Board vote to begin the process of exploring  name changes for six schools was among the main focal points of June’s School Board meeting. The meeting also included a presentation on equity from Dr. Greene and a series of votes from the School Board on boundary changes for six […]

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July graduation schedule, guest and safety information available

May, 29 2020 (Updated June 20, 2020) – In April, Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene shared that traditional commencement ceremonies in May had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, following significant feedback from the community, the district began planning for July ceremonies. Below are the dates for the ceremonies as well as important […]

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What is the process for renaming schools?

June 17, 2020 – On Tuesday, the Duval County School Board voted unanimously to start the process of considering renaming six schools with Confederate-era names. These schools are: Joseph Finegan Elementary Stonewall Jackson Elementary Jefferson Davis Middle Kirby-Smith Middle J.E.B. Stuart Middle Robert E. Lee High Does this mean the school names will now automatically […]

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District-issued laptops to be updated this week, hotspots deactivated

June 16, 2020 —To provide students with the best online learning experiences, district technology services will be updating all district issued laptops this week. Parents do not need to return the laptop for the update to take place; it will happen automatically. Just plug the laptop in, power it up, and leave it on for […]

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Governor’s announcement informs Duval’s safe school reopening plan

June 12, 2020 –  Gov. Ron DeSantis’s June 11 announcement about getting back to school is a key factor in Duval County Public Schools’ plan for the new school year beginning on Aug. 10. “We anticipated the state would recommend reopening schools and returning to the classroom, and the governor’s announcement enables us to focus […]

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Available – Survey results regarding reopening of schools

June 4, 2020 –  Feedback from parents, students, school district employees and community members regarding reopening schools in the fall is now available to view: Stakeholder Survey Results The feedback is from a survey issued by the school district in late May to guide district leaders in making decisions about next school year. The next […]

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District announces safety plan for resuming sports activities

June 4, 2020 — Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene announced this week that outdoor conditioning for Duval County public high schools will begin the week of June 15 as part of the district’s first phase in safely returning to sports activities. The district’s phased-approach plan was developed in consultation with the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program (JSMP), […]

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Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy and Dual Language students honored for their mastery of world languages

May 26, 2020 — Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Seal of Biliteracy and Dual Language award recipients. In a virtual ceremony held  this month, close to 870 graduating seniors from across the district received the Seal of Biliteracy for their demonstrated mastery of multiple world languages – an all-time high for Duval County Public […]

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