Category: Duval HomeRoom

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Duval HomeRoom cancellation forms available for fourth quarter

March 2, 2020 –  Duval HomeRoom cancelation forms are now available for parents who wish to return their children to brick and mortar learning for the fourth quarter, which begins Tuesday, March 23. The cancellation forms are available through the  parent Focus account now through next Friday, March 12.   Cancellation is not required. However, per […]

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Curbside meal service ending at 20 schools

20 schools to shift curbside meal service to alternative school sites Feb. 1

Jan. 28, 2021 – Twenty schools will shift their curbside meal pick-up service to other school sites beginning Feb. 1 due to zero participation. This will allow for more efficient use of resources, with prepared meals and food service staff being directed to school sites that have greater participation. The alternative school sites are the […]

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How to register for the 2021-22 VPK lottery

Dec. 2, 2020 – With holiday season in full swing, don’t forget that school choice season is just around the corner. Beginning Jan. 1, parents will have the opportunity to apply for their children’s school of choice. This includes Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten with Duval County Public Schools. Like last school year, applications for VPK will be online […]

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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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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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