Admissions

Parent Ambassadors

Parent Ambassadors

The Parent Ambassador committee at Jacksonville Country Day School extends a warm welcome to you and your family. We are very excited that you have chosen to learn more about the exceptional learning environment here at JCDS.

Parent Ambassadors are a group of dedicated parents who are interested in helping all parents at JCDS feel welcomed and supported. Our committee members not only serve new parents as liaisons to inform and assist families as they transition into our school, but we also work with existing families to ensure a continued strong connection to the JCDS community.

If you have any questions or needs that are not addressed in the FAQs below, please contact our Parents' Association President, Shannon Pearce. She will be happy to assist you! We look forward to seeing you throughout the year at our school events and hope that you will get involved on campus!

Parent Ambassadors FAQ

List of 9 items.

  • Where do I purchase school uniforms?

    School uniforms are required for all students attending Jacksonville Country Day School Jacksonville Country Day School uses Lands’ End for our school uniforms needs.  Our Preferred School Number is 900182528. Online, you will go to landsend.com/school to create or sign in to your account.  Include your student and school information in My Account (or find our school using the Preferred School Number Search entering the number above).  Start shopping with your personalized product checklist!  
     
    If you have questions please call 1-800-469-2222 and reference our Preferred School Number 900182528, your child(ren) and grade level(s). The Lands’ End team of consultants is available 24/7 for assistance.
     
    Don’t forget to sign up on landsend.com/school for email updates and notices!
     
    Please Note: Specific information about uniform requirements, skirt length, etc. is in the Parent-Student Handbook available on the school website. We recommend that you review this information to be aware of the importance of complying with the school dress code.
  • What are hanging car tags?

    During dismissal, hanging car tags are required to be displayed from the rearview mirror. These car tags enable staff to know you are authorized to pick up a child while also allowing for the efficient loading of cars which helps to reduce waiting time. Separate hanging car tags will also be assigned if your family is involved in a carpool.
     
    Special car tags for Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 students will allow you access to the Green Circle, which may only be used to pick up and drop off these students and their siblings. 
  • What are the procedures for dismissing my child early?

    For early dismissal, you must send an email to your child’s teacher and to the Welcome Center team prior to 2:30 p.m. on the day of dismissal. At the designated early dismissal time, your child will be escorted to the Welcome Center. Students may not be dismissed from the classrooms. You must have identification with you to sign your child out.
  • Are there procedures for parents and other visitors on campus?

    Yes, the school has developed specific procedures to ensure the safety and security of all students. Everyone entering the campus after 8:05 a.m. must sign in at the Welcome Center with your driver’s license in order to obtain the appropriate visitor badge for your time on campus. The badge must be visible at all times. Parents and visitors are never permitted to go directly to classrooms or other areas of the campus without signing in first. This includes lunch with your student.
  • What after school activities are available and how do I register my child?

    JCDS offers a variety of extracurricular activities known as Enrichment. These options are categorized as academic, artistic, and active. Options vary by grade level but may include art, athletic teams, dance, musical performance groups, individual music lessons, or robotics.
  • Is extended care available? What are the hours and how do I enroll my child?

    Extended care is available before and after school. Early Care runs from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. each morning. After School Extended Care is available from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Student groups are organized by grade level with schedules that will be communicated at the start of the school year. Occasional Extended Care is available with an email to the student’s teacher, the Welcome Center team and the Extended Care office. Registration for Extended Care will be online prior to the start of the school year. A list of fees for this service is available at this link.
  • Meet and Greet

    We hold a campus meet-and-greet day the day before school starts. Children and their families are invited to come to their new classroom, see their friends, and meet their teachers! The times for these are staggered to accommodate families with more than one child.
  • Does JCDS have a school directory available?

    The directory is available through mySharkHub, our password-protected parent portal. Parents of enrolled students will be able to update their information as necessary. Parents must opt into the directory if they wish for their family’s information to be visible. Remember, this is how many families set up playdates, carpools, and birthday parties! 
  • Have a question that is not answered here?

    Email your question to Krista Pizzi, Director of Admissions, at kpizzi@jcds.com.