Category: District

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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Registration for Duval Virtual open through Aug. 9

July 30, 2021 – Registration for Duval Virtual Instruction Academy (DVIA) is open through Monday, Aug. 9. The “DVIA Enrollment” form is located in the Parent Focus Account under “Forms.”  Two DVIA options are available:  DVIA Full-Time – This is the standard “asynchronous” learning option where students work at their own pace.  This is available for K-12 […]

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State assessment results provide insight into pandemic impact on student learning

July 29, 2021 – New state assessment results released this morning by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is giving the school district a better understanding of both how the pandemic impacted student learning and the bold steps needed to continue to maximize student achievement. While several schools such as Rutledge Pearson Elementary, Westview K-8, […]

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Registration for Extended Day program now open

NOTE – Due to high website traffic, you may experience an error message when trying to get to the registration page.  If you do experience this, please exit out of that page and try opening it again.  We are aware and in communication with the vendor to resolve the issue ASAP.  Please be patient, and we […]

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Summer Rise program lifting students out of summer slump

July 22, 2021 – For over 6,400 Duval County Public Schools students, summer was spent immersed in fun and enriching standards-based learning and activities. This is the Summer Rise Program —where time off from the normal school year doesn’t mean time off from learning, or fun. The Team Duval Newsroom visited Summer Rise sites at […]

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Social studies educators connecting local history to the classroom

July 12, 2021 – Seeing Gullah-Geechee culture up close and personal was invaluable to Eric Van Gundy. The 12-year educator said his professional development excursion to the Kingsley Plantation and other local historical sites in Jacksonville this summer will enhance how he teaches history to his juniors at First Coast High School.  “Visiting a historical […]

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“They now have ownership in their education” – First-ever African American History Writing Institute ends with student presentations

July 6, 2021 – The first-ever African American History Writing Institute has come to an end, but students and staff say their work will go on. Duval County Public Schools hosted the 3-week institute for high school students this summer. Students spent time gaining firsthand knowledge about key historical figures, places and events in Jacksonville’s […]

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Duval County Public Schools student-related summer programs canceled in anticipation of Tropical Storm Elsa

July 6, 2021 – All Duval County Public Schools student-related summer programs are canceled for July 7, 2021, in anticipation of the impact of Tropical Storm Elsa. This includes Summer Rise, summer school, all summer camps, and all other extracurricular activities.   Twelve-month employees should report to work as normal or may take leave according […]

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More than 25 employees earn certification, become teachers through S.T.A.R.T. initiative

June 30, 2021 – In 2019, a group of paraprofessionals and bookkeepers who aspired to become highly effective teachers began the journey of earning their certification through the school district’s new S.T.A.R.T.  program.  Two years later, the district is proud to present the graduates of this inaugural class. More than 25 individuals were honored on […]

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