Updated on 7/26/2019 – *This page will be updated periodically with new information as it becomes available.
The 2019-20 school year will be here before we know it! Make sure your student starts the school year “Providence Strong” by checking out the Back-To-School Guide. This is your ultimate guide for important dates, dining, uniforms, textbooks, and much more!
May 13 - Summer Reading Book Sale Begins
June 24 - Fall Follett Online Bookstore Opens
June 24-27 - Parents will be able to purchase their student’s textbooks online for the upcoming year beginning June 24 at 5:00 p.m., with the first 4 days, 6/24-6/27 offering 10% off “Early Bird Special” for USED AND RENTALS ONLY. There is FREE GROUND SHIPPING for purchases during those 4 days only. (This does NOT include new and digital books.)
July 26 - Virtual Backpack Release Day (for e-books) - All digital books may be downloaded.
August 2 - Student Prep Day - Follett representatives and IT department on hand to assist with digital books.
Uniforms & Dress Code Expectations
Uniform Expectations & Dress Code
Please see the lower school and upper school handbooks for more information.
RC Uniforms - 11160 Beach Blvd. Suite 126, Jacksonville, FL 32246, 904-646-0493
Hours: M-S 10 AM - 6 PM; closed on Sundays.
You can also buy uniforms at the Providence PTP Used Uniform Sale on Friday, July 19, from 9:00 am - 3:00 PM in the Main School Dining Hall. There is also a Winter Sale after the Christmas break.
Supply lists vary for each course and teacher. All Upper School teachers will have their supply lists available during Curriculum Night.
Required Calculator - Algebra 1 & Above (Grades 7-12)
This is a school-wide bulk purchase which includes the calculator, a TI-Nspire CX CAS II, and a two-year warranty.
More information regarding the technology set-up will be updated in July. Students in grades 9-12 should come to US Prep Day with a fully charged device with Windows 10 installed. This will streamline the book loading process.
More information will be coming soon regarding the 2019 Summer Device Night. Device night will offer a special bundle deal discount to Providence families while taking advantage of the tax-free Florida week. Purchasing at the Microsoft store includes their Out-Of-The-Box Experience and free training. Students purchasing devices on Device Night will be able to get IT assistance on loading their books the following week. All books need to be downloaded before the first day of school.
Providence School utilizes a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. All students in grades 9-12 are required to bring a Windows 10 device meeting the recommended minimum requirements stated below. We strongly believe that using technology to engage students in the learning process is a valuable way to prepare our students for their future career endeavors. With Office 365, Canvas Learning Management System, and the integration of new teaching techniques, your child will be better prepared for college and beyond.
Friday, August 2nd - 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM/Upper School Prep Day - Barfield Gym
Monday, August 5th - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Orientation - Grades K-5
Lower School Orientation (Grades K-5)
Monday, August 5, 2019
Book/Supply Grades 1-5
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Classrooms
Parent Orientation Grades K-2
3:30 - 4:30 PM - Classrooms
Parent Orientation Grades 3-5
4:30 - 5:30 PM - Classrooms
MS & HS Prep Day - Grades 6-12
Middle & High School Prep Day (Grades 6-12)
Friday, August 2, 2019
Student Prep Day on Friday, August 2 is for ALL Upper School students, both new and returning to Providence. All students will receive their ID badges, schedules, and locker assignments. This time will be used for the students to bring all textbooks and supplies to school in order to set up their lockers. For IT assistance, students need to bring their device to Prep Day. The IT department will be on hand to assist students with loading your textbooks. Students need to bring their devices to Prep Day for assistance. All books need to be downloaded before the first day of school.
New Student Orientation
All new 6th -12th-grade students and families
(Including all 6th-grade students & families)
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Returning 7th - 8th Grade Student Orientation
Returning 9th - 10th Grade Student Orientation
Returning 11th Grade Student Orientation
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Returning 12th Grade Student Orientation
1:30 - 2:30 PM
US Curriculum Night - Grades 6-12
Monday, August 5, 2019
5:30 - 6:00 PM
PTP - Parent Teacher Partnership Meeting
6:00 - 8:30 PM
All Upper School (Grades 6-12) families are invited to attend the US Curriculum Night from 6:00-8:30 PM on Monday, August 5, 2019. Parents will have an opportunity to visit their students’ classrooms and meet their teachers.
Lower School (Grades K-5)
M, T, Th, Fri - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wed Early Release - 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM
Half Day - 8:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Middle & High School (Grades 6-12)
M, T, Th, Fri - 8:00 AM to 3:15 PM
Wed Early Release - 8:00 AM to 2:39 PM
Half Day - 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
The purpose of Early Release on Wednesdays is for Professional Development.
Summer Office Hours:
9:00 - 3:00 PM (Monday - Thursday)
Extended day is offered to Lower, Middle, & High School students. Students have snack time, homework time, and free play inside and outside. Special on-campus activities are also scheduled throughout the year. On a normal school day, extended day is available from 2:50 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. On a half-day extended day is available from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Middle & High School
Students are to be picked up from Providence no later than 3:45 p.m. It is vitally important that we know who is on campus and where our students are after the school day is completed. Therefore, after-school pickup will have a great emphasis placed upon it during the 2019-2020 school year. Students who cannot be picked up by 3:45 PM will report to the Extended Day Program, and a fee may be charged to the student's account. The exception to this rule is athletics. Athletes should be with their coaches until picked up by their parents. Thank you for cooperating with this important safety procedure for our students.
When you step into a SAGE dining hall, you’re immediately surrounded by an abundance of freshly-prepared, mouth-wateringly delicious foods and welcoming attentive service. Our professional chefs use local-grown ingredients to create delicious meals on site every day. We offer a variety of healthy menu choices, more whole foods and fewer additives and preservatives. Providence School has partnered with SAGE Dining Services to provide fresh-cooked meals for our students. In order to purchase food you need to add money to your family’s FACTS FAMILY ONLINE account.
Please remember we are a school and have students walking in the driving and parking areas. We ask that you drive as if your own child is in the parking lot. Speeding, illegally passing cars and cutting through parking spaces is not allowed as this seriously increases the chances of an accident. We ask that you refrain from the use of mobile devices while in the car pool lanes. Traffic is especially heavy at peak times (20 minutes before and after the start and dismissal of school). Remember that the first week is always particularly hectic, so we do ask for your patience as our parents become acquainted with the traffic pattern. Please allow extra time in your schedule for drop off during the first week.
There are three lanes for carline:
All vehicles dropping off a K-2 grader should enter from the North entrance and drop off in the lane closest to the building following the red dashed line.
All other vehicles may enter from the North or the South entrance and follow the blue lines.
- If entering from the North with 3-12 graders any of the three lanes may be used.
- If entering from the South only the lane going through the parking lot may be used.
All lanes have designated drop off locations – please proceed to the next available location to drop of students. For the safety of all our students, when vehicles are in stopped in the appropriate spots there should be about 6 feet between the back of one car and the front of another.
Parents wanting to park for drop-off or pick-up, must park in the designated lots and cross and at the designated crosswalks.
We appreciate your assistance in keeping everyone in the Providence family safe during carline.
Maps and traffic flow patterns are given out during Parent Orientation and will be available on-line. Please observe the “No Parking” in the fire lanes or in the lanes in front of the school. Please always use the designated crosswalks. Students are watching for role models.
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You can find all of the required school forms here.
STUDENT INFORMATION UPDATE
It is very important that we have the most up-to-date information about your student. There is a form in the office and online to update information with regard to change of address, phone number, grandparent address, emergency contacts, etc. This form must be filled out to keep mailing accurate. We appreciate your attention to this request. If updating online, complete the Student Information Update Form.
All forms required for Providence athletes are available on the Providence Athletics web page.