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  • Douglas Anderson School of the Arts will be
    Continuing Duval HomeRoom through Thursday, Oct. 29.

    See details below.



  • 9th Grade Universal Screening

    Duval County Public Schools is committed to improving the culture and climate of our schools and supporting the whole child. One way we are addressing the whole child is by looking at student strengths and areas of concern for social, emotional, and behavioral well-being.  

    As mandated by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act – your child will participate in universal screening (Behavioral Intervention Monitoring Assessment System: BIMAS-2) to identify student needs, provide prevention and/or positive supports and intervention.  The survey will be administered in October to help support students. This survey will also help promote social emotional well-being for all students.   


    For more information, and/or if you would prefer that your child not participate in the universal screening, please complete and sign this form, and return it to your student's English teacher by Friday October 2, 2020. 

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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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  • Douglas Anderson to remain in online instruction through Oct. 29

    Update - While the Department of Health continues its contact tracing work in response to the active cases of COVID-19 at Douglas Anderson, it is clear that the number of close contacts will exceed the district’s threshold requiring the school to stay online if more than 20 percent of the students are needing to quarantine.

    As a result, Douglas Anderson will remain in online instruction through Duval HomeRoom through Oct. 29.  All extracurricular activities, including group rehearsals, practices and other events will be suspended during this time.  Testing scheduled for this week will be rescheduled.

    Students will return to school for brick and mortar instruction beginning Oct. 30.   

    Reminder - While DA is in Duval HomeRoom, it will continue to follow the normal bell schedule. Students should plan to be engaged online at 8:25 a.m. 

    School Temporarily Converting to Duval HomeRoom

    Dear Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, families, and staff,

    As we announced last week, we are aware of multiple cases of COVID-19 impacting our school community.

    Because of the number of cases and the potential impact on our school, we will transition all students to online instruction through Duval HomeRoom beginning Monday, Oct. 19, and we will remain in online instruction at least through Oct. 21.

    In addition to classes going online, effective immediately, there will be no group rehearsals, after school activities or other school events through Oct. 21

    During this time, we will thoroughly clean and disinfect the entire school, and we will collaborate with the Department of Health to determine if we must remain in isolation or if we can return to school later in the week.  

    The Department of Health will contact students and staff personally if there is a need for individuals to quarantine for a longer period.


    What you need to do

    1. Prepare your students to log into Duval HomeRoom beginning with first period tomorrow at 8:25 a.m.

    2. If you need technology to participate in Duval HomeRoom, come to the school tomorrow between noon and 5 p.m. when we will conduct “drive through” technology distribution in the parent drop-off/pick-up loop in front of the cafeteria. 

    3.  There will be no academic penalty if your student misses classes Monday due to a lack of technology.

    4. If you are a student or staff member and you begin to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms) please contact the school to get rapid testing information.

    5. If you need school meal service while we are Duval HomeRoom, grab and go lunch is available at Spring Park Elementary school or most schools in your area. Contact school food service at foodservice@duvalschools.org to find the grab and go meal service closest to you.





    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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