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:
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]
St. Johns County has the perfect shopping spots to help you get the shopping done and your kids ready to go back to school.
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:50 p.m.
Wednesday Dismissal: 1:50 p.m.
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Dismissal: 1:50 p.m.
Wednesday Dismissal: 12:50 p.m.
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
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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