Academy of Science and Music

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    Abess Park Families,

                In order to safely allow students on campus to return school materials and retrieve personal belongings, and comply with social distancing guidelines, each student has been scheduled to come to the school during a designated window of time.  Collection of materials will occur through a mobile collection process.  Families will not be able to walk-in to pick up or return materials.  Again, the process for picking up and delivering materials will be by vehicle only.  No walk-ups will be allowed.

                Students are required to return their borrowed materials starting Tuesday, May 26th.  This includes all library books and other borrowed items.  During this time, students will also pick up items they left at the school, including personal items left in their classrooms and purchased yearbooks and Spring Pictures.  Please note that if you borrowed a computer or internet hot spot for online instruction during the school year, we will not be collecting those items at this time, except for students not returning to a DCPS school.

                Families who have members of their household who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days or who are exhibiting symptoms of illness such as fever, cough or shortness of breath are not permitted on campus, but should contact our school at 220-1260 for further instructions.

                Please see below to learn the date/time your child is scheduled to return items.  Thank you for your assistance with ensuring your student returns all items at his/her designated time.  We look forward to seeing you at your assigned time.  If you do not have a vehicle or if you are unable to come to the school at the designated time, please call us to make other arrangements.

    Stay safe and well. 

    Student’s Last Names beginning with …

    Date and Time

    A – F

    Tuesday, May 26th – 8:30-10:30 and 1:30-3:00

    G – L

    Wednesday, May 27th - 8:30-10:30 and 1:30-3:00

    M – R

    Thursday, May 28th - 8:30-10:30 and 1:30-3:00

    S – Z

    Friday, May 29th - 8:30-10:30 and 1:30-3:00


    - Click here for the 2019 - 2020 Supply List

    - Click here for a flyer about school supplies for Office Max.

    - Click here for the welcome video for the CSS Program. 

    -Click here for a video honoring World Down Syndrome Day, which is March 21st. 


    Registration requirements:

    • The child must 5 years old by 9/1/19 (for Kindergarten)
    • Original Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Shot Record: 5 DPT; 2 MMR; 2 Varicella; Hepatitis B series of 3; 4 Polio - 5 if 4th dose was administered prior to 4th birthday
    • Florida School Physical (dated within 12 months of the 1st day of enrollment)
    • 2 proofs of residence- current JEA bill, cable bill, mortgage or lease FL Driver’s license, credit card bill -for a full list of requirements please visit


    Welcome to our 2019-2020 school year, where we will ‘Step Up Our Game and Challenge Ourselves!’  Abess Park Elementary School has been designated as a Title One school again this school year.  We will provide the highest level of differentiated instruction in academic subjects as well as lessons regarding character, safety and being a positive member of a community.  We are looking forward to the continuation of the growth of our School Choice Academy of Science and Music through school-wide science inquiries and music integration in our school culture.

             The safety of our students, staff, and community remains our number one priority.  Please follow all of the procedures of our campus to ensure the safety of all.  Specific information is provided on our website and at the school.  We will continue to follow all District Policies and practice drills for the safety of students each month. 

             Abess Park participates in the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program.  Breakfast and lunch are included at no charge for all students at our school.  This provision eliminates the need to submit a Free/Reduced lunch application at our school.  We strongly encourage each of our students to enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch with us every school day. 

             We are proud to offer numerous extra-curricular activities to involve students in their many interests and talents.  Please be on the lookout for registration information regarding our programs.  To stay informed of school events and Family Nights, please download the Duval County Public Schools App for notifications, visit our website, Facebook page, PTA Facebook page, review our weekly Sunday messages by phone/text/email and read our monthly newsletter, Paw Prints, so you may plan to join us for learning and fun.  We know how proud our students are to share their hard work!

             I continue to be grateful every day to work with such an exceptional faculty, talented student body, supportive families and a dedicated community of stakeholders.  Be sure to utilize our overflow parking lot on the southwest corner of our campus for safe parking when visiting and volunteering with us; don’t forget to sign-in with us for a visitor badge and earn volunteer credit for our school.  We do hope that you will join us for a remarkable year of learning in 2019-2020 at Abess Park Elementary where we will work together to achieve success for all students in all standards.

    Welcome back Jaguars!



    Kristin M. Shore,  Principal 



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