student must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. First
grade students must have successfully completed kindergarten and be 6 years old
on or before Sept. 1.
Standard School HoursElementary: 8:30 AM – 3 PM
Questions about your child’s bus stop or route? Please contact the Transportation Call Center: (904) 381-RIDE (7433). The hotline is open from Aug. 2 – 26. Staff is on hand to assist with all transportation inquiries Mon. – Friday. 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Additionally, bus routes and stops will also be available at the Transportation Department’s page beginning Aug 2.
During the school year, parents can contact the Transportation Department at (904) 858-6200 or the contact the bus companies for specific questions.
Breakfast and Lunch programs
DCPS students are able to have a free breakfast meal due to the district’s
Universal Free breakfast program. Additionally, the No
Lunch Money Procedure allows students to receive up to five free lunches
during the first week of school. Visit the DCPS website for information on the free
or reduced lunch program,
View the 2016-17 State of Florida Immunization Requirements Guidelines. All Duval County Public School students must meet the requirements or possess certification of exemption for medical or religious reasons.
Learn more about the Vaccines for Children program, which provides vaccines to children from birth to 18 years old at no cost to parents who meet program eligibility.
School Supply List
Buying the right supplies and recommended quantities are essential to making sure your student begins the school year ready to achieve educational excellence. For the 2016-2017 school year, Duval County Public Schools has partnered with Walmart to promote the district’s supply lists to better prepare students for their first day of school.