Duval County Public Schools sends out back-to-school reminders

District offers several ways that families can start getting ready for new school year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With the start of the 2022-23 school year a month away, Duval County Public Schools sent out some back-to-school reminders.

In the message released Thursday, the school district offers a few ways that Jacksonville-area families can start getting ready:

  • Register for a bus: If your child is riding a bus this year, register for transportation. The district says this helps with preventing overcrowding on buses and knowing which students are on which bus also helps schools communicate more quickly and efficiently with the correct families in the event of an emergency.
  • Review and/or update your phone number: Families can now update their phone number that they want schools to use when sending out important automated messages. These messages include calls regarding attendance, school closures, weather emergencies and/or possible security threats and lockdown information. Families are encouraged to review and update their contact information before Monday, July 25. That’s when the district will update its automated communication system with all of the new contact information.
  • Enrollment hotline: Do you have questions about your child’s enrollment? The Office of School Choice has opened a summer call center to assist families ahead of the new school year. The number is 904-348-7777. For information on hours of operation. as well as other ways to contact a school choice specialist, visit the district’s enrollment webpage.
  • Extended day registration: This will open at 9 a.m. Monday, July 18, and all extended day registrations must be completed online. Parents who have already created an online account from last school year can use that same account. Families who are new to extended day must create an account prior to registering. Student acceptance into extended day is subject to space availability, and submission of an application does not guarantee enrollment in the program, according to the district. For the most up-to-date information, visit the district’s extended day webpage.

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The first day of school for Duval County students is Aug. 15.