Duval County 7th and 8th graders return to classrooms Monday

Monday morning, more students will be back on campus learning in Duval County. This comes as the Duval County School District phases out its hybrid learning model.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More students will be back in Duval County classrooms Monday as the school district continues phasing out its hybrid learning model.

Seventh and eighth graders will return to five days a week in-person education Monday after spending part of the first month of the school year doing virtual education. Sixth graders returned to full-time in the classroom last week and high school students go back on Sept. 28.

Duval County Public Schools offered students in middle and high schools the hybrid in-person/online when schools reopened Aug. 20 after Superintendent Diana Greene received permission from the Florida Department of Education’s emergency order waiver that mandated all schools reopen with a brick-and-mortar option five days a week.

“We’ve had a manageable experience with COVID-19 under the hybrid attendance pattern. A measured, phased return to having all students on campus Monday through Friday will be extremely beneficial in bridging to larger attendance in school facilities,” Greene said in a statement at the time.

Duval County said the phasing out of hybrid learning does not have any impact on students learning via Duval Homeroom or Duval Virtual Instruction Academy. I

This comes as DCPS added three new COVID-19 cases to its student body total on Saturday and one new confirmed case of the virus among its staff members.


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