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Coronavirus Updates

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FAMU College of Education SFEA Donates Books to FAMU DRS Families

On Wednesday, March 26, 2020, the FAMU College of Education SFEA (Student Florida Education Association) generously donated and delivered to FAMU DRS new books to give to students during meal pick up. Presenting the books to Superintendent Johnson is Advisor Dr. Endya Stewart. Not pictured are SFEA President Jairus Williams and Dr. Vanessa Pitts Bannister, Advisor.
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FAMU DRS Provides Breakfast and Lunch

On Monday, March 23, 2020, FAMU DRS began providing breakfast and lunches to students. Until further notice, FAMU DRS will be providing breakfast and lunch to FAMU DRS students March 23, 2020 through April 15, 2020; 7:00 am - 12:00 noon.
Parents/Students must enter through the Orange Avenue entrance for pick up. For additional information, contact Ms. Audrey Franklin, Cafeteria Manager, at 850.412.5846 or audrey.franklin@famu.edu.
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School Closure Update

Effective immediately, FAMU DRS is closing its campus until April 15, 2020.
No one may enter any building on FAMU DRS’ campus during this time.

This closure includes the gym and the cafeteria (breakfast and lunch will be provided via drive-up procedures addressed in earlier communications). The superintendent’s office will be the only FAMU DRS office open until further notice. Please adhere to this closure for your safety as we continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Though the physical campus will be closed until April 15, 2020, beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, teaching and learning will continue through online/distance learning. All FAMU DRS teachers will have their Google Classrooms and teacher webpages set up to facilitate learning (both are accessible through the FAMU DRS website at famudrs.org). Students and teachers are expected to engage in teaching and learning on a daily basis. Our goal is to support all of our students in their continued educational journeys.
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National Champion! Baby Rattler Miles Johnson Secures Gold Medal

FAMU DRS Freshman, Miles Johnson, earned a gold medal in Taekwondo sparring on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Tiger Rock Martial Arts National competition. Johnson, a level-three black belt, sparred against teens in his division from Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Tampa to secure the gold medal. As a gold medalist, he also won an invitation to participate in the world competition to be held in San Antonio in July.
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Community Resource Fair

The FAMU DRS Social Work Department will be hosting a Community Resource Fair on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm in the FAMU DRS Courtyard area. All students in grades 6 - 12 will attend during their elective periods only. Parents are invited to attend this event also. See flyer attached. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mrs.Yolanda Foxx-Palmer, MSW, District K-12 School Social Worker.
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"Your Response Matters" Census Community Forum

The FAMU DRS Social Work Department is hosting census announcements during homeroom this week in preparation of the upcoming 2020 Census. 


Darwin Gamble, with the Complete Count Census Committee, will provide a presentation during homeroom both Monday, March 9, 2020 and Thursday, March 12, 2020 on the importance on responding to the 2020 census.
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