Category: Health and wellness

Learn More – Accessing medical and mental health services through Hazel Health

Sept. 13, 2022 – Duval County Public Schools is hosting an Awareness Campaign for the next two weeks to ensure 100% of its families learn about student health services through Hazel Health. Through its website, social media, and emails to families, the district will share information on how students and families can access medical and […]

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District reaffirms support for LGBTQ+ students as it implements Parental Rights statute

June 7, 2022 – “Regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, every student should feel safe in every one of our schools every day.” That is the first sentence in the introduction to the “Support for LGBTQ+ Students” section of a new comprehensive student support guide scheduled for completion this summer. In […]

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Student feedback leads to creation of GROW, a mental wellness initiative

March 30, 2022 – Erasing the stigma around mental health and helping students be more aware of available resources are concerns that students have continuously shared with Duval County Public Schools. Thanks to their input, the district has launched a new mental and emotional wellness initiative. GROW – which stands for Gain Resilience, Obtain Wellness […]

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Update to COVID-19 mitigation strategies

Feb. 11, 2022 – Duval County Public Schools is revising its current COVID-19 mitigation strategies in response to falling case counts in the community.   While students, staff, and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask, there is no longer any requirement for anyone to do so.  Previously, school visitors and employees working […]

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COVID-19 mitigation strategies to continue through Feb. 15

Feb. 2, 2022 – In January, Duval County Public Schools updated its COVID-19 mitigation strategies in response to increasing community transmission and local positivity rates. These strategies will continue through Feb. 15. They include: Visitors are required to wear masks at schools. Students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear a facial covering.  Employees […]

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New protocols in response to DOH decision to suspend school contact tracing

Jan. 14, 2022 – Duval County Public Schools was informed this week by the Department of Health—Duval that they will no longer conduct contact tracing of positive COVID-19 cases in schools.  Contact tracing is the process of identifying others who were in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 and providing quarantine or other […]

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