Campus Update for Tuesday, June 7

Good afternoon, and congratulations to our new alumni from the Class of 2022! Here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:

Spartans Make FACA Senior All-Star Classic

Two Spartans were among 10 Jacksonville-area baseball players selected to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) baseball Senior All-Star Classic, which took place today and yesterday. St. Johns' newly-minted alums Finn Howell (University of North Florida) and Brad Hodges (University of Virginia) were both selected. You can read more about it right here. 


Summer Work 

Summer reading and math assignments have been posted on each division's My School App Topics page. Note that work is assigned according to the course the student will be entering next year, and all assignments are due on the first day of class unless otherwise noted.


Summer Camps for Middle School

A variety of camps are available for Middle School students this summer. From volleyball and Sparty Speedsters to 3D Art creation and Theatre Camp, plus Babysitting Camp, CPR Certification and more! St. Johns has something for every Middle School camper this summer. Register today at sjcds.net/summer!


Summer Throwing Practice

Join Assistant Track & Field Coach Emily Patterson '16 for Summer Throwing—shot put, discus, and javelin. Get some practice or learn an exciting new skill! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Weekdays, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., June 6-July 29.
(Photo by George Auchter '24)


CPR Certification Course

Don't miss this opportunity to get CPR certified this summer at St. Johns. Geared to students entering Grades 5-8, this is perfect as a standalone or add it on to the babysitting course to complete your child's training. Register today at sjcds.net/summer!


Virtual Book Buyback Now Available

Virtual book buyback is now available from the MBS Bookstore. To get started, click this link and login to your account. Or, if you're using a saved link, scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Sell Textbooks." Once you login, you should see a list of books you have purchased that are available for buyback, along with the MBS price for each title. Any questions? Here's a handy guide from MBS to get you started.


Spirit Store Sale

From now through June 30, 2022 the Spirit Store is pleased to offer 50% off all gently used uniform items. Stop by today to stock up for the new School year, from uniform attire to fun shirts and gear! Please note that as of July 1, the Spirit Store will only feature new spirit wear and will no longer carry gently used uniform attire.


2022-2023 Technology

As a part of our continuing efforts to educate our Spartans for the colleges and workforce of tomorrow, last year St. Johns updated its technology protocols to require all Middle and Upper School students to bring to School each day a fully charged laptop. This change will be fully in effect for the 2022-2023 school year. You can get all the details on either the Middle or Upper School "Technology" page in My School App, including the laptop requirements and access to special St. Johns family pricing in our exclusive online Apple Store


New Uniforms Coming

As Mrs. Baker mentioned earlier this year, in response to parent feedback, St. Johns is transitioning to a new uniform vendor. C&S Uniforms has a convenient website as well as a storefront on Kingsley Avenue in Orange Park. C&S is working to get all of our uniform items in stock and expect to have that process completed shortly. For your convenience, they will host a fitting event starting tomorrow, June 7-11, 2022, so do mark your calendars and plan to attend. St. Johns' goal is to provide a uniform that is universal in fit, cost-effective, and presents our students as a united St. Johns. During our transition, uniform attire from Lands End School will continue to be acceptable through the 2023-2024 School year.


Summer Contacts
We know it's summer, but the work goes on to bring you the best experience and education in Northeast Florida. Though with a nod to summer, we are shortening summer hours. School will be open and Administrative staff will be here 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. If you need anything over the summer, please to reach out to:

  Head of School Valorie Baker vbaker@sjcds.net
  Head of Middle and Upper Schools Jackie Lentini  jlentini@sjcds.net
  Head of Lower School Otis Wirth owirth@sjcds.net

We hope you have a great week!