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  • Deadline to Cancel Duval HomeRoom

    The deadline to cancel Duval HomeRoom status and return to Brick & Mortar is Friday, December 4.  Please click here for more information.

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  • Federal Aid Impact Survey!

    It is that time of year when as a district we survey our families and gather data  on each of our federally connected students.  Each year, the district uses the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid to identify our federally connected students and to support our request for Impact Aid funding.  This year Duval County is participating in the DOE’s Electronic Data Collection Pilot program.  The transition from paper surveys to the electronic surveys will allow parents/guardians to complete one survey per household rather than one form per child.  We are excited about this new collection process and ask that you take a few moments to complete the online survey by clicking here.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the 2020-2021 Federal Aid Impact Survey!

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  • Free Flu Shots for Students

    Students will have the opportunity to receive a free flu shot at school but it will require that a completed “Flu Consent Form” is on file. Please download the attached form, complete it and return it to Ms. Pier in the Dean’s Office.  Duval HR students can email completed forms to Ms. Pier at pierl@duvalschools.org. Deadline is Tuesday, November 24th.

    Students will be notified via their student email as to the date of the Flu Shot Clinic once a date has been assigned to us by the district.

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  • Performances Return to DA

    We are excited to start performances at DA.  We want to make sure our audience members know our new safety policies to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep our students, staff, and families safe. 

    Our Theatre capacity is limited.  Therefore, all tickets must be purchased in advance through GoFan.co.  Tickets must be presented on your mobile device at the door. 

    Temperature checks will be conducted on each patron before they enter the Theatre.  If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms or have come in contact with anyone positive in the past 14 days, please stay home. 

    Seating has been carefully selected to ensure 6ft between patrons.  Please only sit in open seats, do not break the zip ties, and do not sit in rows that are roped off. 

    There will be hand sanitizer at each entrance and exit.  Please use the sanitizer as you enter and leave the Theatre.

    Masks must be worn at all times while on campus.

    We look forward to seeing you back on campus for our performances.

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  • Wellness Wednesdays

    Wellness Wednesday is a state mandated program designed to be a school-wide pause in which teachers and students engage in 30 minute lessons related to mental and emotional health. The goal of the Mental Health Education Initiative is to teach students to identify signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, and how to access help for themselves and their peers.  Click here to read more.

    Wellness Wednesdays will take place on the last instructional Wednesday of the month, however, the August 26th date has been moved to this coming Wednesday, September 2nd. 

    This year we will deliver Wellness Wednesday instruction through first block (A1 or B5) and will be on a special bell schedule seen here.   As we are currently conducting all instruction on Wednesdays virtually, the Wellness Wednesday lessons will be taught via Teams to all students.    

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  • Parent / Guardian Focus Accounts

    Focus school software is the primary communications tool for all Duval County Public Schools.  Through Focus, parents have access to student grades, progress reports, report cards, attendance records, teacher e-mails and more!  If you don't have a Focus account, please CLICK HERE for instructions to create one.

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    Welcome To DA!

    Douglas Anderson School of the Arts is a Duval County Public School for students grades 9 through 12 with a desire for intensive study in the arts.

    Established as an arts school in 1985, the school attracts students from all parts of North Florida and South Georgia who have talent in dance, instrumental or vocal music, performance or technical theatre, film and video production, creative writing, and visual arts.

    A high academic standard, coupled with a broad arts curriculum, offers students an opportunity to excel in a chosen discipline while preparing them for post-secondary education.






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