Category: Duval HomeRoom

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

First day of school extended to Aug. 20; Duval HomeRoom registration extended to July 31

July 23, 2020 – The Duval County School Board approved moving the first day of school to Aug. 20. Delaying the school start date provides the district with additional time to prepare buildings and classrooms to mitigate against spread of COVID-19 and for teachers to prepare for the learning options available to students. Under the […]

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Updated Back to School plans available today

Dr. Greene presents revised plan to reopen schools

Editor’s Note – On July 16, the Duval County School Board asked the district to consider some alternatives to the back to school plan, and present updates to the Board on Thursday, July 23.  (Read more about this announcement on the district’s Back to School website.) The information below from July 14 is being preserved […]

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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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Summer learning programs available to view

May 19, 2020 – Summer learning programs for 2020 are now available to view by visiting Please note several changes due to COVID-19 precautions. Summer School Programs: All summer school programs — including reading and math intervention, secondary credit acquisition, English for Speakers of Other Languages maintenance, and Extended School Year Summer Services for […]

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Calm Classroom takes new shape during virtual learning

  May 18, 2020 – As classrooms have become virtual, so too have many of the programs designed to keep students productive and emotionally well. This includes the Calm Classroom program. Used in at least 40 district schools, Calm Classroom is a mental wellness initiative that promotes social-emotional learning in students using relaxation and mindfulness […]

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Helping Students in Recovery During the COVID-19 Crisis

Helping students in recovery during the COVID-19 crisis

May 14, 2020 – Maintaining strong, personal connections is vital for students in recovery from substance abuse addictions and mental health issues. But in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, maintaining those face-to-face connections becomes challenging. It’s why River Oak Center – a school in a public-private relationship with Duval County Public Schools – is […]

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Editor’s Note – the updated 2019-20 district calendar

May 6, 2020 – This post was updated today at 10:30 p.m. with the Editor’s Note below. The original posts are also below. Editor’s Note: Dear Reader, Last week, we shared that the district was waiting on a decision from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) regarding a waiver of required instructional hours due to […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2020

Mental Health Awareness Month – Celebrate wellness, erase stigma and know your resources

May 4, 2020 — It’s about health. It’s about wholeness and wellness. It’s about breaking barriers. And it’s about overcoming stigma! For Katrina Taylor, this is what makes Mental Health Awareness Month so powerful. This will be Taylor’s fifth year leading the district’s celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month. Unlike past years, all activities will […]

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Duval students reflect on learning at home

Duval Students Reflect on Learning at Home

  May 1, 2020 – A little over a month into the launch of Duval HomeRoom, we wanted to know how students are adjusting to an online learning environment. Our video team spoke with several, and got their take on what it’s like to “do school” from home. Watch as they describe their initial reactions, […]

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New Student Progression Plan outlines academic updates due to COVID-19

April 28, 2020 – There have been many questions about how student grades, attendance, graduation requirements, and grade-level promotions are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, the Florida Department of Education cancelled state assessments for the school year due to the pandemic. How does this impact final grades for students? For answers to that […]

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