Today is the last day of school before winter break in
Duval County Public Schools. But the school district and community
partners are teaming up to ensure that students keep learning while
school is out.
This year's break is a bit longer than usual - more
than two weeks - because of unused weather days built into the
calendar. That's time that students can either progress
academically, or fall behind.
Research suggests that students who continue to work
while on school breaks and vacations maintain their academic
progress made during the school year, according to Duval County
Public Schools. That's why they are providing winter packets
to students and parents to continue enriching the academic success
of all students while school is out.
You can find these downloadable packets by grade level and subject
In addition to these activities that students can do
at home, there are plenty of activities being offered during the
holidays by the Jacksonville
Public Library! Click here
for a reading list and a listing of all the different craft,
learning and fun events specifically for children and teens
happening at the libraries during winter break.
Looking for other activities you can do at home? Check out the resources
page of School Facts Jax, where you can find an array of online
enrichment activities for your student.
And if you're looking for winter camps for your child
to attend, jax4kids.com
has a great list here.
The Jacksonville Public Education Fund wishes all
teachers, students, parents and guardians a safe, educational and
happy winter holiday!