Thank you for your patience and understanding as we enter this new era of home based learning. I know you have many questions and we will answer all of them over the next few days. Here are five things you should know now.
Number one, this is a brand new experience for everyone. Patience and flexibility will be our highest values as we get used to new routines.
Number two, you should begin your new routine next Monday by going to the new Duval Homeroom web site. This new website will be up by Sunday evening. Once that website is up, you will find everything you need to become oriented to this new home-based program. You’ll access that website from the our existing home page.
Number three, we are here to assist you. Our virtual school hours, beginning Monday, will be 8:00-3:00.
Number four, please know that many of the online platforms your children will be using are ones that they are already familiar with. This is because they’ve used them in class all year.
(for elementary) Finally, number five. The buses will begin running on Monday to deliver learning packets to students who need them. These packets will also be available online once we launch the Duval Homeroom website, and they will be available here at the school. The schedule and locations for delivery will be posted on the Homeroom website this weekend
(for secondary) 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. I will continue to call and email you as we have information to help guide you in this season. Thanks and have a great day.
Claire St. Amand
Principal, Westview PreK-8
5270 Connie Jean Road
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Westview PreK-8 provides an environmentally friendly and serene learning space for students to deeply explore academics and social awareness. The green campus hosts hydroponic gardens for students to walk through while learning about self-acceptance and accepting those around them. The array of grades offered at this school allows for many students to go to the same school as their siblings. Our school also accommodates parents who work with before- and after-school programming. Westview not only has two pre-kindergarten classes, but also three self-contained exceptional student education classes which include communication and social skills and participatory level academics. Prepare yourself for a school that gives students of all ages both an academic and social education in a worldly setting.