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Why can’t the district tell me more about cases impacting secondary schools?

Sept. 2, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools recently began informing families of elementary classrooms when an individual in that class reports a positive case of COVID-19. This layer of communication was added due to the inability of the Florida Department of Health  to maintain pace with contact tracing in schools. Inevitably, it has raised […]

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FAQ: 2020-21 state assessments

April 20, 2021 – Recently, the Florida education commissioner released an executive order regarding state assessments for the 2020-21 school year. This led to many questions among families. The Q&A below is designed to support families by providing clarity into what the executive order currently means for students and schools. All students are strongly encouraged […]

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“We’re talking their language.” School therapist reflects on new reality of supporting students virtually

April 17, 2020- It’s School Therapist, Yolla Bailey’s job to counsel students on a daily basis. Bailey says going through this season of challenges with the Coronavirus is a different experience, but now students are opening up more.  “Especially with everything going on, they’re at home, they can’t go out, they can’t see their friends, […]

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Sidewalk expansion makes for a safer route to school

Dec. 16, 2019- “Everyday we have hundreds of kids on the sidewalk, every morning walking to the school and biking,” said Principal Kim Gallagher, Atlantic Beach Elementary School. The Atlantic Beach Elementary school community, is celebrating the completion of a sidewalk expansion project that will put parent’s minds at ease as their children travel to […]

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Time in classroom fuels engagement for Lake Lucina parents

Nov. 27, 2019 -The first Parent Involvement Day at Lake Lucina Elementary School has created a movement as faculty and staff work to involve parents and engage with their students in the classroom. “I enjoy coming out here and spending time with him and the whole faculty,” said Mike Lee, a parent. It’s all a […]

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