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Please use this list of ideas to boost attendance and help ensure that parents, caregivers, and community members are aware of the upcoming course that is scheduled at your school.
Send included Parent Academy flyers home with your students, post them in your parent engagement room, and display them in the front office.
Ask classroom teachers to encourage attendance by offering various incentives, such as:
Send a robo call announcing the upcoming course. We recommend this go out a week in advanced.
Send out reminders using one or more of the district’s digital communication tools:
Display a message on your school marquee announcing the upcoming course.
Post a message about the course on your school’s Twitter and/or Facebook page. We recommend this to be published a week in advanced.
Send an email describing the course and the importance of attendance to your PTA, PTO, and parent/volunteer list.
Ask your school’s front office staff to share information about upcoming course with guests.
Ask your Extended Day/Team Up personnel to distribute course information and flyers.
Invite your teachers to attend the course to gain valuable information to apply in the classroo
This year, the magnet application process will be completely online. All applications will be submitted by the parents/guardians through the One View Parent Portal Accounts. There will not be any paper magnet applications accepted, except as noted below.
Programs that are exceptions that will still require a paper application include the following:
1. Parents who wish to apply for the Pre-K Montessori programs at J. Allen Axson and John E. Ford will still need to submit a paper application to the Office of School Choice because Pre-K applications do not run through our regular lottery. There is a separate lottery that we use for these Pre-K applications.
2. Additionally, the Dual Language magnet programs at San Jose and West Riverside Elementary Schools will continue to accept paper applications at their respective schools due to the requirements of monitoring the Dual Languages.
All other programs will be handled through the online application process. Paper applications are on our website under the Forms section for those who would like to use the paper application as a worksheet. There will most likely be a large number of parents of current students in Duval County Public Schools creating accounts in the Parent Portal for One View because we have found that many parents have been using their children’s Focus login and password to view information for their children in Focus. This year we have blocked all student logins from being able to access the online applications.
One of the requirements for Parent Portal access to student’s information in Focus is that the parent report to their child’s school and show identification so that the school can link the parent with the student in Focus. This is a responsibility for every school and each school should already have a designated person on staff to complete this process. Please inform this person (known as the PG Approver) that there will be an increase of parents who will need this to be completed before they can apply for a magnet school. Once the school links the parent to the child in Focus, the parent may then log into the Parent Portal and will be able to click on a link to access the online applications.