St. Johns County Back to School Essentials: Dress Code, Shopping, Supplies Lists & More

Aug 8, 2019 Blog, St. Johns County
Beacon Lake - St. Johns County Back to School

It’s that time of year again in St. Johns County! Classes will resume next week, which means shopping for the kids. From trendy clothes and shoes to much-needed accessories, including backpacks and lunch boxes, plus a plethora of school supplies, St. Johns County has the perfect shopping spots to help you get the shopping done and your kids ready to go back to school.

First off, you may be wondering… Does St. Johns County have required uniforms, specific colors to adhere to with clothing choices, or a general dress code?

No, there are not specific uniforms or colored polos required, but there is a dress code given by the county students must adhere to.  Before you go shopping for new clothes for your children this school year, take a look at the dress code according to the county’s Student Code of Conduct:

St. Johns County School District – Dress Code

All Students in St. Johns County:

[Note that each principal has the authority to change these rules so you should double check with your school if you’re unsure]

  • Personal attire shall not be worn to school if it creates a safety issue within the learning environment. Personal attire may be in the style of the day, but clothing that is immodest, revealing, or distracting in character is unacceptable. Clothing, piercings and accessories shall not be worn if they display profanity, violence, discriminatory messages, sexually suggestive phrases, advertisements, phrases or symbols of alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
  • In accordance with statutory requirements, and as more particularly specified in the standards for boys and girls below, students are prohibited from wearing clothing that exposes underwear or that exposes body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner.
  • Head coverings, including but not limited to, caps, hats, bandannas, hair curlers and/or sunglasses, shall not be worn on campus unless required by a physician or authorized by school administration.
  • Students must wear shoes that are safe and appropriate for the learning environment. Middle school and elementary school students must wear shoes that have a back or strap on the heel. High school students may wear backless shoes; however, bedroom slippers and footwear commonly considered as beachwear is prohibited. (For example, beach sandals, or other such beach shoes, will not be allowed in school).
  • Hair shall be clean and well combed or brushed. Extreme hairstyles will not be acceptable.
  • Skirts, dresses, shorts, baggies, culottes, no shorter than four inches (4″) above the top of the knee, are acceptable. Skirts shorter than four inches (4″) above the top of the knee worn with leggings or tights are not acceptable.
  • Gang graffiti will not be drawn or worn on backpacks, notebooks, folders, papers, clothing or any other object or on the body of any student or person on school property.
  • Tank tops and shirts are not acceptable except in physical education classes.
  • Any student who attends First Coast Technical College must follow dress code regulations established by each occupational department of the F.C.T.C. (i.e., safety clothing, protective garments, and business attire).

Standards: Boys

  • Boy’s pants/slacks must be worn at the waist. No boxer shorts or underwear may be visible.
  • Mustaches and beards shall be neatly trimmed.
  • Revealing clothing and pajamas are not acceptable.

Standards: Girls

  • Tops and shirts must cover the entire shoulder and they must be modest and not revealing or distracting. Midriff or “cut-out” dresses and “cut out” tops may not be worn. Extremely short skirts are not allowed. Skirts must be no shorter than four inches (4″) above the top of the knee. Revealing clothing, pajamas and lingerie are not acceptable. Underwear must not be exposed.
  • Hair curlers and excessive make-up shall not be permitted.
  • Girls’ pants/slacks must be worn at the waist. No underwear may be exposed.

Best Shopping Spots in St. Johns County

St. Johns County has the perfect shopping spots to help you get the shopping done and your kids ready to go back to school.

St. Johns Town Center

The St. Johns Town Center is among the best of the latest malls – an outdoor mall with more than 150 stores and a plethora of delectable dining options to suit every taste bud. Unlike indoor malls, St. Johns Town Center promises a unique shopping experience as you enjoy the fresh air while you shop for back to school deals for your kids. With Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Ross, and more, plus unique boutique shops, you’ll find every style and fashion for kids of all ages, while staying on a budget – large or small.

Also, on hand is Target and Staples for great deals on the essential school supplies on everyone’s back to school supply list. St. Johns Town Center also features a Dick’s Sporting Goods where you can find the accessories and athletic gear for those kids who are involved in sports and other outdoor adventures. If the kids are with you for back to school shopping, there are lots of areas to stop, snack, and relax, plus play areas and even a little pond area for your shopping helpers to unwind!

The Avenues

The Avenues is another ideal family shopping destination. The indoor mall is perfect for back to school shopping on a hot summer’s day. Just down the road from Beacon Lake, The Avenues is ready to meet all your back to school needs, particularly clothes, shoes, and accessories for all your back to schoolers. With a little over a million square feet of shopping stores, including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Belk, Sears, and Forever 21, all your little fashionistas will be able to find just what they need for school style – preschool to high school and beyond. Plus, when your back to school crew needs a break and time to refuel from shopping – The Avenues Food court offers lots of fun, delicious dining options.

St. Augustine Premium Outlets

Outlet shopping malls offer variety like no other, with the promise of great discount deals in every store, the St. Augustine Premium Outlets are ready to help you get all your kids prepped for back to school. The ideal spot to find back to school shoes, clothing, and accessories for preschoolers to college students. St. Augustine Premium Outlets has all your kids favorites from Gymboree to Under Armour (UA) and everything in between. Shop for shoes from amongst popular brands like Nike, UA, Vans, Skechers, and more, and get the latest fashions from Aeropostale, Puma, Adidas, American Eagle, Gap, Express, Justice, and more. If you plan to visit all the shops, you’ll want to take a break during your shopping expedition at any of the nearby restaurants where you can also find delightful food options to suit everyone’s needs.

Where to Shop for School Supplies & Packed Lunches/Snacks

Beacon Lake Living – Everything You Need Close By

If you’re looking for the perfect first day back to school outfit, school supplies, or lunch ingredients, these shopping locations offer a variety of options for you to pick from.

For those who call St. Johns County and Beacon Lake home, back to school shopping is easy given all the options nearby. At Beacon Lake, the benefits of modern suburban living from amenities to shopping and the lake truly mean you’ll love living here! Learn more about St. Johns County schools here.

St. Johns County District: Calendars, Supplies List & Other Helpful Resources

According to the St. Johns County School District, Beacon Lake’s school age residents will be assigned to Ocean Palms Elementary School, Alice B. Landrum Middle School and Allen D. Nease High School for the 2019-2020 school year. Here’s some useful resources for all three schools:

Ocean Palms Elementary School St Johns County

Ocean Palms Elementary School

Ocean Palms School Hours – Mon-Fri

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday Dismissal: 1:50 p.m. 

Landrum Middle School St Johns County

Alice B. Landrum Middle School

Landrum School Hours – Mon-Fri

Start Time: 7:30 a.m. 

Dismissal: 1:50 p.m.

Wednesday Dismissal: 12:50 p.m. 

Allen D. Nease High School logo - St Johns County

Allen D. Nease High School

Nease School Hours – Mon-Fri

Start Time: 9:20 a.m. 

Dismissal: 3:57 p.m.

Wednesday Dismissal: 2:57 p.m. 

Check out the Daily Bell Schedule for 1st-7th periods and A,B, and C lunch times

Where to Live in St. Johns County

town homes with amenities in st johns county

A-Rated School System

The Beacon Lake community is zoned for some of the highest rated schools in the state. In fact, St. Johns County School District was rated #1 Best School District in Florida in 2019! The area also boasts several highly rated higher learning institutions including Flagler College, St. Johns River State College, and the University of St. Augustine for Health Services.

If you’re considering moving to St. Johns County or are looking to relocate to a new home from somewhere local, you should definitely consider the brand new Beacon Lake community of single-family homes and townhomes. At Beacon Lake, the natural beauty of northeast Florida’s coastline is combined with lakefront or preserve views and resort-style community features to create your dream lifestyle. In addition to beautiful homes, Beacon Lake promises exceptional amenities including a 43-acre paddle friendly lake and a state-of-the-art amenity and fitness center (click to explore all the resort-style amenities offered). 

Our three to five-bedroom homes range in size from 1,600 to 4,000 square feet with a broad selection of exterior elevations, colors, and architectural elements from which to choose. See the Beacon Lake site plan here.

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