Category: Duval HomeRoom

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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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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Duval HomeRoom updates – 5 things families need to know

Nov. 5, 2020 – Duval HomeRoom is in its second quarter, and the district has identified five areas where adjustments need to be made to improve learning outcomes for students. These areas are assessments, testing, cameras, student information and teacher conferences. HomeRoom students and families are asked to read the information below carefully and contact […]

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29 school sites to end curbside meal service due to low participation

Oct. 2, 2020 – Since the beginning of the school year, the district has offered curbside meal service at all schools in order to provide meals for students doing at-home learning. However, 29 of the schools have had very low participation rates, with 11 serving no meals a day. Because of this, the district will […]

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Final window to opt into Duval HomeRoom closes; and other updates

Sept. 29, 2020 – The final window to opt into Duval HomeRoom for the 2020-21 school year closed Friday, Sept. 25. During the nearly two-week enrollment period, there were 1,618 requests to transition into Duval HomeRoom , and 7,740 requests to transition into brick and mortar from Duval HomeRoom. All selections made were for the […]

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Free lunch and breakfast at all DCPS schools beginning Monday, Sept. 21

Sept. 18, 2020 – Beginning Monday, Sept. 21,  all school breakfast and lunch meals will be free for all students in every school with Duval County Public Schools . Additionally, Duval HomeRoom students can collect meals daily at any school regardless of enrollment from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This change is due to a […]

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Registration for Duval HomeRoom in second quarter open now through next Friday, Sept. 25

Sept. 15, 2020 – Families wishing to schedule their student in Duval HomeRoom or cancel their current Duval HomeRoom enrollment for the second quarter may do so now through next Friday, Sept. 25. Like the previous enrollment period, the selection and cancellation forms are available for parents through the Parent Focus Account in the same […]

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Late application window for Duval HomeRoom to close Aug. 26

Aug. 21, 2020 – The window for late applications to Duval HomeRoom will close next Wednesday, Aug. 26. At this time, families continue to have the opportunity to submit a late application to Duval Homeroom (or cancel their Homeroom assignment) by logging onto their Focus accounts and selecting the appropriate form. Closing the applicant window […]

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Microsoft Teams problem not fully resolved

Aug. 20, 2020 — Microsoft has resolved many of the issues we experienced with the Teams software throughout the first day of school, but the problem is not yet completely fixed. It is possible that some students could experience a problem seeing Teams classrooms on Friday, Aug. 21. Students are encouraged to try to log […]

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Coming Soon – technology pick up information

Aug. 11, 2020 – When parents registered their children for Duval HomeRoom, they were asked whether they needed a laptop and/or hotspot. Later this week, those families who said they needed a device, will receive a phone call from both the district and their schools with directions on how to receive the technology. What about […]

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