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     Hi Abess families, 

     We hope all is well with everyone!

    We have been working with the company that prints the yearbooks for us as we have had several parents contact us and the school about wanting to order still. With everything switching over to virtual schooling this year, as well as the restrictions put in place, we were unable to order extra books over the pre-order amount. We have worked to make it so that if you are still wanting to purchase a yearbook for 2019-2020, you can. However, the purchasing can only be done through the company that does the printing for us. The direct link will be below. Please note, that due to these being printed on demand, the company has to charge an additional fee for orders because of having to reset their printers each time a book is ordered. There will also be a shipping fee added as the books will be sent directly to your home address. Neither us nor Abess will be able to take any orders, the orders can only be placed through the entourage link provided below. If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact CL!X at 904-221-6840 or



    Also, if you had spring portraits and did not pre-order a yearbook, we are open and able to have you pick your orders up from our studio still. We are on reduced hours still as we are getting back into things, so, please be sure to call or email before coming in to ensure we will be there when you come.   

    Thank you with being patient with us and your school as we work through these unchartered waters.

     Thank you,

    Tara McKinney



    CL!X Portrait Studios
    13725 Beach Blvd. Ste 1
    Jacksonville, FL  32224
    Studio 904-221-6840

    - 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 9/1/20 (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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