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June 2016

Districtwide Orientation Day and Early Registration

The St. Johns County School District is hosting a districtwide orientation on Tuesday, August 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. Orientation is an opportunity for students and parents to get supply lists, receive class schedules, and meet teachers.

While many schools have scheduled orientations on other dates and times, staff will be available at all schools on Tuesday, August 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. Parents are encouraged to call or visit the school website to verify any changes in orientation and open house dates.

It is also recommended that parents register their children for school as soon as possible. Parents may access information regarding registration requirements and their child’s attendance zone by visiting the school district website at and clicking on the “Families” tab. Additional information on registration and school attendance zones may be obtained from the Student Services Office at 547-7797.

The purpose of early registration is to help reduce the number of students who need to be enrolled at the beginning of school and to help the district prepare for the appropriate number of teachers.

The first day of class for the 2016-2017 school year is Wednesday, August 10 and is a full day (no early release).

The district, including schools, are currently operating on summer hours 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer hours are in effect until Friday, July 29.

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Summer Pilot Program for High School Facilities

In an effort to promote community health and well-being this summer, the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) will offer a pilot program which opens its high school facilities to the public on select Saturdays throughout the summer. Outdoor facilities at Bartram Trail, Creekside, Pedro Menendez, Allen D. Nease, Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine high schools will be open the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, June 11  
9 a.m.-Noon
  • Saturday, June 18  
9 a.m.-Noon
  • Saturday, June 25   
9 a.m.-Noon
  • Saturday, July 9
9 a.m.-Noon
  • Saturday, July 23
9 a.m.-Noon                   

“To open our high school campuses to the community so that they can enjoy another recreational option is an exciting opportunity,” said Paul Abbatinozzi, director of School Services.  “I hope that St. Johns County residents of all ages come out every Saturday to enjoy an array of activities.”

Access to the tennis courts, track and outdoor basketball courts will be encouraged. Access will not be provided to the gymnasium, stadium field, batting cages or baseball fields. The facilities will not be open to any organized practices, games or sport-sponsored, fee-based training. Pets are not permitted.

For more information, contact the SJCSD School Services Department at (904) 547-7583 or visit the district website at