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  • Virtual "Meet-Now" live chats

    DA has prepared the attached schedule for teachers who want to host a live online class or discussion so that more than one of your classes is not scheduled at the same time. Teachers will post in Teams if they are going to host a live virtual class.
    If any of your teachers host a live class, we highly recommend you join. However, if you are unable to join at that time, it will be recorded for you to view later. When we are all isolated like this, joining a live class may be good for the mind and spirit so try your best to join any virtual live discussions that you can. Watching a recording is not going to be the same since you can’t participate in the discussion. The schedule for live virtual instruction can be found by clicking here. 

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  • Welcome to HomeRoom - a note from the Principal

    DA Families: 

    Thank you all for your understanding and patience as we begin the transition to home-based learning. I know there are many questions right now, and we’ll do our best over the next few days to answer each of them.

    First, I want to give you five ways to best prepare you for school next week.

    • Number one, please know that this is a brand new experience for everyone. We are exploring new territory together. Next week will be like our very first day of school all over again, and patience and flexibility will be our highest values as we get used to new routines.  
    • Number two, you should begin your new routine on Monday by going to the new Duval Homeroom web site. This new website will be up by Sunday evening, and as soon as it is available, I’ll let you know.  Once that website is up, you will find everything you need to become oriented to this new home-based program.  If you don’t have technology to access the web, make sure you have filled out the technology availability survey or call 904-348-5200 to register your needs.  
    • Number three, we are here to assist you. Our virtual school hours, beginning Monday, will be 8:00 – 2:50. Teachers will be available during this time to answer questions and assist students, and our School Counselors and Administrators will also be available digitally to assist any way we can online and over the phone. I want to emphasize that while we are available digitally, we ask that you please do not come to the school for any reason because we need to keep our work environment safe for all.  Call us and email us, and if we are not immediately available, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    • Number four, please know that many of the online platforms your children will be using are ones they are already familiar with. This is because they’ve used them in class all year. They will primarily use an online app called Microsoft Teams to interact virtually with teachers and with each other. Directions on how to get to Teams will be provided in the new Duval HomeRoom website very soon.
    • Finally, number five. Please do not be at all stressed about grades and turning in work right now. We’ve already extended third quarter to April 8th to give students and teachers time to manage through that work.

     I’m excited about walking into this new era of learning with our teachers, our students and our families. Thanks for your continued support and I will continue to call and email you as we have information to help guide you in this season.  Thank you!

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  • Coronavirus Updates

    Duval County Public Schools continues to monitor the COVID-19, coronavirus, situation in close consultation with local, state, and federal health authorities and other officials.  Click here for the latest updates from DCPS.

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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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