Tag: Covid-19

Five school sites to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics this summer

June 17, 2021 – Five school sites will host free COVID-19 vaccination clinics on select dates this summer, with the first clinic scheduled for Monday, June 28.  The clinics — available through a partnership between the Florida Department of Health-Duval and the school district – are open to anyone 12 years of age and older. Individuals under the […]

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COVID-19 measures for next school year announced

May 25, 2021 – Drawing from stakeholder feedback, CDC recommendations and feedback from local health officials, the district has decided that face masks on school campuses will be optional beginning next school year. Because elementary students are not yet eligible for vaccines, face coverings for this group are strongly encouraged. As with all district and […]

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Students age 12 and up now eligible for vaccine

May 13, 2021 – With updates in guidance from health officials, the May 15 vaccine clinic for Duval County Public Schools students is now open to students age 12 and older.  The clinic will be held at Sandalwood High School where participating students will receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. For students under the […]

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Sandalwood vaccine site open to eligible district students

May 13, 2021 Update – This post has been updated to reflect the Sandalwood vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 15 is now open for students age 12 and older based on new guidance from health officials. The story below is from May 12 and contains outdated information. It is being saved for archive purposes. Please […]

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Survey seeks feedback on COVID-19 measures for next year

May 10, 2021 – What schools will look like next year is the focus of a new district survey open now through May 24. Parents, students, and school-based employees are invited to share their thoughts on COVID-19 measures for the 2021-22 school year in the new survey available here. The current COVID-19 mitigation strategies — […]

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Staying the Course - Parent Academy COVID Webinar with UF Health

Student learning disabilities in the age of COVID to be discussed in new webinar

Dec. 4, 2020 – UF Health and DCPS have partnered to bring parents an opportunity to understand mental health and learning disabilities and the role they play in a child’s educational setting during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this virtual roundtable discussion, attendees will hear from DCPS Exceptional Education and Student Services, as well as six […]

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Screenshot of DCPS COVID-19 Dashboard

District changing how it updates COVID-19 dashboard

Nov. 2, 2020 – Duval County Public Schools is making a change in how it updates its COVID-19 dashboard in order to accelerate the timing of COVID-19 notifications. Beginning  today, Duval County Public Schools will update its dashboard the day a new case reported to the district is confirmed. This will be a change from […]

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Secondary students on hybrid model to return to full week on campus in phased approach

Sept. 9, 2020 – Duval County Public Schools is informing secondary school parents Wednesday afternoon that the Florida Department of Education has approved a modification to the district’s bridge to reopening plan. The revised plan will bring students back to on-campus attendance for five days in a phased approach, beginning with sixth grade students next […]

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Screenshot of the district's COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 dashboard is available on district’s website

Sept. 8, 2020 – Duval County Public Schools has officially launched its COVID-19 dashboard. Available here on the district’s website, the dashboard shows the number of students and staff attending or working  in brick-and-mortar schools with confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. The dashboard allows the district to share important data with families as they make […]

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COVID-19 dashboard on hold due to Department of Health privacy concerns

Aug. 26, 2020 – The Florida Department of Health in Duval notified the school district on Tuesday that under Florida Statute 381.0031, the district cannot publish school specific data related to COVID-19 without permission from the Florida Department of Health (state level). Earlier this week, the district began publishing positive COVID-19 case counts by school […]

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