Category: District

Thousands of dollars in school supplies donated to Charger Academy

Oct. 14, 2021 – Teachers at Charger Academy can now purchase thousands of dollars worth of school supplies thanks to a generous donation from one of the school’s community partners, RHP Properties. Through its partnership with the national non-profit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org, RHP made a $10,000 donation, with $8,000 going directly to classroom teachers. The funds will […]

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Coming soon: In-school flu vaccination clinics

Oct. 5, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools has partnered with Health Hero Florida to offer no-cost in-school flu vaccinations to students during the school day. WHAT: Beginning early October – November 2021, each district school will host an in-school flu vaccination event at no cost to families. To opt-in, parents must download and complete the consent form. […]

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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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Virtual health services available to students through Hazel Health partnership

Sept. 30, 2021 – Students will soon have access to virtual doctor visits at their school, at no cost to families, to address a range of non-emergency physical and mental health needs like a runny nose, stomachache, or anxiety. This new on-demand, virtual health care service is thanks to the district’s partnership with Hazel Health. […]

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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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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 left Puerto Rico at the age of 2, traveled the world, and went on […]

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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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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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