Category: Duval HomeRoom

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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District provides online options for 2021-22

May 25, 2021 – Most Duval Homeroom families responding to a survey indicate they plan to return to on-campus learning, but those who desire to continue online will have new options for the 2021-22 school year. Elementary school students Elementary school students will have a choice of two programs; both will be offered through the […]

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12 million school meals served since March 2020

March 23, 2021 – More than 12 million school meals have been served to Duval County Public Schools students since last March, underscoring a deep commitment to keeping children fed amid the unpredictable pandemic. Since schools shut down last March, the school district and its food service partner, Chartwells K12, worked together to ensure children […]

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New CDC guidelines expected to impact district's state assessment protocols

New CDC guidelines expected to impact district’s state assessment protocols

March 19, 2021 – Early Friday, the CDC released new guidelines on social distancing as it relates to K-12 classrooms, including the recommendation of moving safe social distancing from 6 feet apart to 3 feet apart. The district does not anticipate changes to safety protocols in place all year. This includes face covering requirements, temperature […]

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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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