Stingray Newsletter

School Updates

September 4, 2020

Important Dates and Topics:

Labor Day

Schools are closed September 7th for Labor Day

2020-2021 DCPS Calendar

1st Nine weeks Progress Reports

Progress reports will be given out September 21st. Please remember grades are available

24 hrs a day through the Focus platform. The first quarter ends on October 15th.

School Yearbook Pictures

Yearbook pictures will be taken September 14th and September 15th for face to face students. Duval HomeRoom picture dates will be published soon. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Lakatos at
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Free SAT/ACT Prep at UNF

UNF is offering free virtual SAT/ACT test prep this fall on 9/26 & 10/04. To learn more and register go to
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Duval HomeRoom Textbook Pickup

Textbooks have been distributed to Duval HomeRoom students. If you child was not able to pick up their books, please contact Ms. Torres at Please include your student number and phone number in the message. Ms. Torres will pull their textbooks and have them signed out to them. She will then place them in the main office for pickup and email the student back to tell them they are ready for pickup. Please do not come to the main office without first communicating with Ms. Torres to secure your child's textbooks.
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Parking Passes

Student drivers need to purchase their parking pass by September 21st. Parking passes can be purchased in the media center.

Open House

Open House will be virtually September 28th at 6:00 pm. Details will be announced soon.

Last Week Updates

Face Masks

If your child has been assigned to the face to face hybrid schedule, they received five white masks on 8/27 or 8/28 during their 7th block class. Please make sure your student wears a clean mask when they arrive to school on their assigned days.

Student IDs

All students should have received their free student ID. Please contact Dean Copeland at if your child needs an additional one. Replacement IDs cost $5.

Senior Packages

Please see Ms. Solomon in room 104 if you are interested in purchasing a senior package. The first payment is due September 30th.
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Testing Updates


On October 14th, the PSAT (9/10) and the PSAT/NMSQT(11) will be administered to our students. For the 11th graders, the PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. More than 3.4 million high school students (mostly juniors and sophomores) take this nationwide, multiple-choice test every year. PSAT scores can also be used to satisfy students math graduation requirement. Visit for more information.
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ACT and SAT Registration Deadlines

SAT Assessment: October 3rd/Registration Deadline September 4th

SAT Assessment: November 7th Test/Registration Deadline October 7th

ACT Assessment: December 12th Test/Registration Deadline November 6th

PERT Testing

PERT dates for the semester have been added to the PERT sign-up form. The form can be accessed by going to the ACHS website and clicking on the PERT Quick Link on the left-hand toolbar. Tests will only be offered after-school or on select Saturday test dates. Students can only take one test per session. This test is a big step in the process of becoming eligible for Senior Leave or taking Dual Enrollment courses.

PERT Signup Form


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Athletic Calendar

9/7 Volleyball vs. Mandarin

9/8 Boys Golf @ Stanton

9/8 Cross Country @ Ed White

9/8 Swim/Dive @ Sandalwood

9/9 Volleyball vs. Fletcher

9/9 Bowling vs. First Coast @ BAS

9/10 Volleyball @ Sandalwood

9/10 Girls Cross Country @. Fletcher

9/10 Boys Golf @ Nease

9/11 Varsity Football vs. Mandarin

9/12 Cross Country @ Ponte Vedra

Athletic Forms

All athletic forms are required to be filled out online for this school year. Coaches will now have 24hr access to your child's contact information and medical history if an emergency occurs. Please use the link to access the website

Spirit Store

Do you need ACHS spirit wear? We now have an online store through T-5 Sportswear. The merchandise will be shipped to your home. Thank you for supporting ACHS Athletics!

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Booster Club

The ACHS Booster Club supports all athletic teams throughout the school year. If your family or a company are interested in joining ACHS Booster Club, please contact

Upcoming Events

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Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays are required by FL Ruling 6A-1.094121 and by F.S.S 1003.42 (2)(n). Mental and emotional health education instruction is implemented through Wellness Wednesdays, which takes place on the last instructional Wednesday of each month.

Chipotle Fundraiser

October 3rd

5:00 pm-9:00 pm

4865 Town Center Pkwy Ste 1

Jacksonville, FL. 32246

Order online and pick up Chipotle for PTSA fundraiser by using the promo code P9YD4LZ on the Chipotle app or website. Ordering delivery for the fundraiser is not permitted at this time.

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Parent and Community Support


We love our PTSA at Stingray Nation!

PTSA would greatly appreciate your support this school year.

Membership cost is $6 at

PTSA Website:

ACHS Business Partners

Arlington Toyota

Harrell and Harrell

Miller's Ale House


Ponte Vedra Golf Carts

Outback Steakhouse


Sonny's BBQ

Jacksonville Orthopedic

Domino's Pizza

Baker's Sports

Davey Tree Expert

Join Us On Social Media

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