• Stay Connected with our monthly newsletter containing college readiness information for GEAR UP students and their families.

  • January Parent Newsletter

    Posted by Alandrea Turner on 12/23/2020 8:00:00 AM

    As we close out this second nine weeks and the year 2020, we wish all of our families a safe holiday and a very Happy New Year! We have faced our challenges with resilience and perserverance. Let's continue to thrive in 2021 and finish this school year academically successful. Please review all of the information in our newsletter, as well as the other attachments related to MAD-learn, ACT/SAT Test Prep, and UNF's virtual college-focused after school activity. It is not too late for your child to participate in MAD-learn, and it is not too late for your child to register for the ACT/SAT Test Prep course. These are great opportunities for your son/daughter. Again, stay connected and enjoy the holidays with your family. 

    January Parent Newsletter

    MAD-learn App Development

    ACT/SAT Test Prep Course

    UNF January Virtual Event

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  • December Parent Newsletter

    Posted by Alandrea Turner on 12/10/2020

    Wow, I cannot believe we are nearly midway through the school year! This has been a school year unlike any other, and many of our students are doing well and are on track to being promoted to the eleventh grade. However, for some students this year has been academically challenging. Please, please do not allow your child to continue to fall behind. Reach out to your child's teachers and set up a conference to discusss his/her progress. As well, if full time virtual learning is not working out, complete the paperwork to have your child return to the Brick & Mortar educational setting. Let's be proactive, and ensure all of our students have the best academic opportunities before them. Ensure your child is attending school daily and he/she can finish this school year academically successful. Thank you. 

    December Parent Newsletter

    IASF Game Night 12.15.20

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  • November Parent Newsletter

    Posted by Alandrea Turner on 11/1/2020 1:00:00 AM

    Welcome to fall weather and the month of November! It is a little chilly outside, but the warmth of teachers and positive learning experiences should satisfy our students' "academic appetite"! Tenth grade is a pivotal year for our students. Maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA and passing all required courses are keys to preparing for graduation and a post-secondary education. Please stay connected with your child's progress and his/her teachers the duration of the school year. Thank you!

    November Parent Newsletter


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  • October Parent Newsletter

    Posted by Alandrea Turner on 10/6/2020

    This nine weeks is quickly coming to a close. The final day is Thursday, October 15th, and there is a Teachers' Planning Day Friday, October 16th. Please make sure your child is completing his/her assignments and turning them in to the applicable teachers. As well, ensure your child is studying and preparing for upcoming assessments. Keep the lines of communication open with your child's teachers. Thank you. 

    October Parent Newsletter

    App Development Information

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  • September Parent Newsletter

    Posted by Alandrea Turner on 9/4/2020 1:00:00 AM

    Wow! September already? Time is surely flying by quickly! I encourage you to stay connected with your child's teachers, whether he/she is attending school using the hybrid model or attending school full time online. Reach out to school officials if your child needs technology resources or other educational supplies and materials. Virtual Open House sessions will be held this year. Be sure to check with your child's school for the specific date and time. Continue to stay safe. Thank you.

    September Parent Newsletter

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  • August Parent Newsletter

    Posted by Alandrea Turner on 8/7/2020 1:00:00 AM

    Welcome back tenth grade students to another exciting school year! This year is quite different from any other school year, in that families have various options for their child's education, more than ever before. Please stay connected to GEAR UP, as we will post updates about any changes and new information you need to know. As well, please stay connected to your child's teachers, so that he/she stays on a consistent academic pace. With health concerns being at the forefront of education, please make sure your child is safe, and he/she adheres to the safety guidelines outlined by the district and school site. Let's have a safe and successful school year! 

    August Parent Newsletter

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  • July Parent Newsletter

    Posted by Alandrea Turner on 7/13/2020 1:00:00 AM

    Our weeks of summer are flying by! Is your child participating in our virtual learning opportunities: FSCJ STEAM Camps, CIS virtual student engagement activities, IASF virtual learning experiences, or upcoming events - Summer Bridge? We encourage you to have your child participate in these free, engaging academic experiences. Thank you. 

    July Parent Newsletter

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  • June Parent Newsletter

    Posted by Alandrea Turner on 6/15/2020 1:00:00 AM

    Now that we have finished virtual learning, via DuvalHomeroom for the school year, we still have engaginng activities your son/daughter can participate in this summer. Please check out the upcoming summer events listed in this newsletter, including FSCJ's STEAM Camps and GEAR UP's Summer Bridge programs. These are great opportunities for your son/daughter to be a part of this summer. Additionally, stay safe this summer, and adhere to social distancing as applicable. 

    June Parent Newsletter

    FSCJ STEAM Camp Flyer

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  • May Parent Newsletter

    Posted by Alandrea Turner on 5/8/2020 9:00:00 AM

    As we enter the month of May, this is our final month of Duval HomeRoom virtual school for this school year. Please keep the lines of communication open with your child's teachers, so you can ensure your child is successfully meeting all academic expectations required of him/her. As well, the last day of virtual school has been updated to Friday, May 29th. Please make sure your child's completes and turns in all assignments before this year ends. Additionally, the I'm A Star Foundation will host a virtual parent forum Thursday, May 21st. Please see the attached flyer for more specific information about this upcoming online event. Thank you. 

    May Parent Newsletter

    IASF Virtual Parent Forum

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  • April Parent Newsletter

    Posted by Alandrea Turner on 4/1/2020

    Duval HomeRoom Virtual Learning will continue through Friday, May 1, 2020. This is tentative and subject to additonal extensions, as mandated by our local, state, and national officials, who are closely monitoring COVID-19. Please stay safe. Additionally, please stay virtually connected to your child's teachers, so that he/she can continue to be academically successful. The attached newsletter has some important information, so please read each section. Thank you. 

    April Parent Newsletter


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