COVID-19 Preparedness

We are in this together!

We are going through a challenging time as we navigate the impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 is likely to be with us for a long time, and that is why we must prepare a little differently. Kids are actually adjusting to this, just as we all are.. Being flexible, adapting to change, and focusing on the positive are all important life skills to have, and COVID-19 is a great teaching moment for developing those skills.

What to Do 

Everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat:

Ways to cope with COVID-19:

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus:

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks:

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health:

10 Ways to Respond to Fear and Scapegoating During the Coronavirus Epidemic:

River City Science Academy’s Response

We are a public charter school in Duval County and will be following all health updates and changes from Florida Department of Health with Duval County Public Schools. As of now, we have both brick and mortar and school based distance education program through end of the school year. Parents may switch between programs in each quarter. Please make sure you receive updates from communication portals otherwise reach your homeroom teacher to make changes updates of your email or phone number. .You may ask questions at 904-855-8010. ext.4 . Distance education and tech support emails are


Account, RCSA Connect and portal support


School issued Chromebook support


All individuals in school campus who show Covid19 symptoms will be isolated until receiving a negative test result. Here are list of Covid19 symptoms.

  • Fever (100.4°F or greater) or Chills. You may be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
  • Sore throat
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New Loss of taste or smell
  • New cough
  • New onset of severe headache

Local Information

Duval Schools Coronavirus Dashboard:

City of Jacksonville Information:

Florida Department of Education Response:

Florida Department of Health:

COVID-19 Exclusion Guidance Decision Tree for Symptomatic People

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