Dr. Greene provides a sneak peek into steps being taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in elementary classrooms.
Elementary School Enrollment Options
Families of elementary grade children (K-5) can choose between an in-school full-time option or two stay-at-home full-time options.
Option One: Back to School Monday through Friday
For the in-school full-time option, children will go to school as normal, five days a week. The only exception will be the district’s normal “early release” days. On early release days, which occur once a month, students will participate in their partial day through home learning, while school buildings undergo a deep cleaning. This is the default option. If you prefer this option for your child, no further registration is needed.
Option Two: Learn from home in Duval HomeRoom
The first is Duval HomeRoom. This is the same distance learning option that all students used when COVID-19 forced remote, home-based learning in March. This year, Duval HomeRoom students will participate in live lessons following their school's normal daily class schedule.
Late registration for Duval HomeRoom ends on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Placement for late applicants is based on seat availability. The registration form is available in FOCUS. To register, you will need a parent FOCUS account linked to your children. If you do not have a parent account, you can establish your account and link your children by clicking here. Students choosing this option can also choose to return to their regular school at the end of each grading period or earlier under extenuating circumstances.
Option Three: Learn from home in the Duval Virtual Instruction Academy
The application period for Duval Virtual Instruction Academy has closed.
All elementary school options will be in place on Aug. 20.