Family Newsletter for the Week of July 27-31, 2020
Way to Go, Pine Forest Families!
Please continue to read through our weekly newsletters carefully. Responses to several of the questions that we are receiving have been addressed as much as possible at this time for the good of the entire Pine Forest community. Most of the information in this newsletter has been taken directly from the district's website.
FIRST DAY of School is Now Thursday, August 20, 2020
During Thursday's meeting, the Duval County School Board approved moving the first day of school for students to Thursday, August 20, 2020. Delaying the school start date provides the district with additional time to prepare buildings and classrooms to mitigate against spread of COVID-19 and for teachers to prepare for the learning options available to students.
Under the new recommendations, students at all grade levels have options to choose attendance at the school building or learning at home through online instruction.
For more information regarding "Back to School" options for your child, please click on the red box below:
Duval HomeRoom Registration Extended to Friday, July 31, 2020
In addition to the at-school learning options, all Kindergarten through Grade 12 students have the option for full-time distance learning through Duval HomeRoom. The deadline for registration into this option is has been extended to Friday, July 31, 2020. The Duval HomeRoom registration form can only be accessed through your Parent Focus portal. Please note that your child MUST BE LINKED to your Parent account. For directions on how to link your child to your account, please click on the red box below:
Please scroll down to the middle of the page and click on the green "Link Student" box.
BUS RIDER REGISTRATION
Health and Safety Precautions for Schools
Visual and Performing Arts Resource Updates
Because of the fact that Duval HomeRoom is divided into regions, students enrolled in Duval HomeRoom may or may not be assigned to a teacher from their school of enrollment. Until the registration window for Duval HomeRoom officially closes, students are assigned to teachers, and classes are built, it is difficult for us to determine what our resource schedule will look like at this time.
As information continues to be made available, we will continue to provide you with updates as to what resource classes for students enrolled in Duval HomeRoom will look like.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to plan for Visual and Performing Arts instruction for the upcoming school year.
Extended Day Updates
2020-2021 Pine Forest SOTA Student Media Release Agreement
As a dedicated Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School, we are always trying to find new and exciting ways to recognize your child for the work he/she accomplishes at Pine Forest School of the Arts in both the arts and the academics! Examples of student recognition opportunities are listed below. Please note that the list below is a comprehensive list and parents/guardians are not able to select individual opportunities for their child in regard to
Please review the list below carefully and then click on the red box below to sign our 2020-2021 Media Release Agreement Form prior to the first day of school, Thursday, August 20, 2020. Please complete this online form for each student enrolled at Pine Forest School of the Arts.
*Grade Level/Classroom Newsletters
*Official and School-Related Social Media Pages (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
*Special Event, Assembly, and Production Photos and Celebrations
*District Initiatives (i.e. Duval Daily and other District Publications/School Promotions)
School Volunteer and Visitor Updates
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 entering a school campus, school volunteers and visitors will not be permitted on school grounds. This also includes the first day of school for students.
Due to the new start date for the first day of school, we will be scheduling a new date for our Virtual Orientation and communicating that information soon.