Category: District

Flu vaccine clinics beginning Nov. 30

Flu vaccines offered at schools through DOH partnership

Nov. 25, 2020 – During the COVID-19 pandemic, fighting the flu virus has become even more important. This is why Duval schools is teaming up with the Department of Health (DOH) to set up in-school flu immunization clinics at schools beginning Nov. 30. Each weekday, between Nov. 30 and Dec. 18, DOH medical professionals will […]

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Federal Impact Aid Survey is here

2020 Federal Impact Aid survey is online, available for all parents

Nov. 24, 2020 – Did you know DCPS is home to over 12,000 families that are connected to the federal government? That makes Team Duval one of the top 10 most populated districts in the nation for federally-connected students. This is important because the school district has the potential to receive federal funding for the […]

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17 curbside meal sites to close due to low participation

Low participation closes 17 school curbside meal sites

Nov. 24, 2020 – As a result of low or no participation, 17 curbside meal service school sites will close beginning Nov. 30. Services at the closed site will shift to a nearby alternative school site that offers curbside meal service. The change will enable the movement of food service workers from low need areas […]

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Duval HomeRoom graphic

Application to cancel Duval Homeroom available

Nov. 20, 2020 – Parents who wish to opt their children out of Duval HomeRoom for the third quarter may now do so. HomeRoom cancellation forms are available through the Parent Focus Account now through Dec. 4.   There is no requirement to cancel. If the student is succeeding academically in HomeRoom, and the parents […]

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High school diploma and black cap with tassle

Diploma or Certificate of Completion? What seniors should know

Nov. 20, 2020 – High School Diploma or Certificate of Completion (COC)? As the Class of 2021 prepares for graduation, there’s some key information they need to know. One is the difference between a high school diploma and Certificate of Completion. While the two may sound similar, they each lead to very different postsecondary paths. […]

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School Choice – What you need to know

Nov. 18, 2020 – Duval County Public Schools is a choice district, which means students can attend schools outside their attendance area zones through the school choice application process. While applications open in January, there is a lot families can do now to prepare. See list below. Note that while some things have changed due […]

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15 educators selected as VyStar Teacher of the Year semifinalists

15 educators selected as VyStar Teacher of the Year semifinalists

Nov. 17, 2020 – Congratulations to the the 15 outstanding educators who were selected as semifinalists for VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made Monday by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) who manages the Teacher of the Year process. The 15 educators will go on to be considered as finalists […]

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Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year

Video – Principal/AP of the Year announced

Nov. 13, 2020 – Marilyn Barnwell and Lisa Corprew were both confused and anxious as they rushed outside of their respective schools. Both had been told there was an urgent matter that needed their attention. But as they saw the balloons, the cameras, the gathering of school and district colleagues, the towering Jaxson de Ville […]

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Strategies for engaging preschool students

“Minds like sponges” – New class will teach early childhood learning tips

Nov. 12, 2020 – A child’s mind is like a sponge, says DCPS educator Sonya McSwain, and the earlier they begin soaking in math and literacy skills, the better.  It’s why McSwain, the district’s director of Early Childhood Learning, believes parents of pre-school aged children should listen to today’s virtual course on “Strategies for Engaging […]

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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 https://duvalschoolsorg.sharepoint.com/sites/dhr. Elementary school classes will begin online at […]

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