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  • Feb. 22 Announcement 

    In-person instruction to safely resume Tuesday, Feb. 23

    Fort Caroline Middle will safely reopen TOMORROW for in-person learning.

    The school has been thoroughly disinfected and cleaned, and is ready to receive students and staff.

    *Some of you may have received personal instructions from the Department of Health to quarantine for additional days.

    If that is the case, please follow those instructions, and do not return to school until the conclusions of your quarantine period.

    As before, we will continue with the same stringent COVID-19 health protocols such as facial coverings on the bus and in school, desk barriers to help with social distancing, and frequent opportunities for hand washing and sanitizing.

    Please also support these efforts by following the same guidelines outside of school.

    We know the sudden transition to Duval HomeRoom posed challenges. 

    Thank you for the effort and support you showed to make the transition as smooth as possible!

    We look forward to seeing our Fort Caroline families, students, and staff once again tomorrow.

     


    Feb. 18 Announcement

    School to continue online Friday and Monday, will resume normal clock schedule

    Dear Fort Caroline Middle families and staff,

    Thank you for helping us with such a smooth transition to online learning through Duval HomeRoom today.

    This is a reminder that Fort Caroline will continue to be online Friday and this coming Monday, Feb. 22.

    However, we are resuming our normal clock schedule on both days. Tomorrow is an A block day, and we will begin instruction at 8:45 a.m. Classes will end at their normal time, 3:30 p.m.

    Also, tomorrow and Monday, we will be distributing laptops at the north end of our parking lot between 8 and 11 a.m. for students who need technology assistance.

    We will continue online through Monday of next week. Our school is being thoroughly cleaned as we prepare to reopen on Tuesday, February 23. 

    Until then, please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help support your student’s experience in online learning.

    Thank you for all that you do!

     


    Feb. 17 Announcement 

    School temporarily converting to Duval HomeRoom Feb. 18 - Feb. 22

    Dear Fort Caroline Middle families and staff,

    As you know, we have been informing you about multiple cases of COVID-19 impacting our school community.

    Because of the number of recent cases and the impact on our school, we will transition all students to online instruction through Duval HomeRoom beginning Thursday, Feb. 18 through Monday, Feb. 22. 

    Here is our schedule for Thursday including food and technology distribution.

    • Between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., there will be curbside breakfast and lunch meal distribution at the south end of our parking lot.
    • At 10 a.m., there will be laptop and hotspot distribution for students who need technology to participate in Duval HomeRoom at the north end of our parking lot.
    • Then at 11 a.m., our school day will begin on Teams through Duval HomeRoom. The 11 start time will only be for Thursday. Classes will end at 3:30 p.m. at the normal time.

    In addition to classes going online, there will be no after school activities or other events through Monday, Feb. 22. During this time, we will thoroughly clean and disinfect the entire school.


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

    My team and I stand ready to help make this transition as smooth as possible.  I will post this information and more on our school website in case you need to review it, and I will keep you up to date as new information becomes available.


     
     
      Fort Caroline

    Fort Caroline Middle School of the Visual and Performing Arts is a public magnet school in Duval County, Florida. We are a school that integrates academic excellence with focused study in dance, video production, music, theater, or visual arts. Through academics, the arts, and athletics we create opportunities for students to nurture their creativity, make connections, appreciate their individuality, and develop skills that foster successful lifelong learning.

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