This page lists everything for back to school in Duval County and the surrounding counties. Explore everything from lunch hacks, tips and tricks, tax-free weekend deals and advice, shopping, supply lists, and events happening in the greater Jacksonville area. Be sure to download our First Day of School free printable, too.

Back to School

Back to School Sales, Tips & Tricks for 2019

Welcome to the Jacksonville Mom Guide to Back to School! Find the best ways to prepare your kiddos with school prep activities, back-to-school sales and local shopping deals. Plus, the school supply lists and district info you need for Duval County Schools and the surrounding counties.

Back to school means taking the perfect (or not so perfect) first day of school photo! We loved partnering with local favorite declaration & co. to create these adorable first day of school signs!

Target for School Supplies

Nothing says #momlife like the bright red bullseye of Target, and there's no better place to shop for school supplies and adorable (but affordable!) school clothes and uniforms. Enjoy every minute of summer by ordering your entire school's class supply list with just one click!

Jacksonville After School Care & Activities

Check out the Jacksonville Mom Family Directory for a list of after school care options and extracurricular activities including dance classes, martial arts, sports, and more.

Helpful Links for Local Schools

It can be tough to juggle different bus schedules, school start times and figuring out what's for lunch—so we've done it for you. Tap any of the icons below to find your county's school hours and calendars, bus routes, and their daily menus.

Duval County

Duval County School Hours

Duval County School Calendar

Duval County School Bus Schedule

Duval County School Lunch Menu

Nassau County

Nassau County School Hours

Nassau County School Calendar

Nassau County School Bus Schedule

Nassau County School Lunch Menu

St. John's County

St. Johns County School Hours

St. Johns County School Calendar

St. Johns County School Bus Schedule

St. Johns County School Lunch Menu

Putnam County

Putnam County School Hours

Putnam County School Calendar

Putnam County School Bus Schedule

Putnam County School Lunch Menu

Clay County

Clay County School Hours

Clay County School Calendar

Clay County School Bus Schedule

Clay County School Lunch Menu

Baker County

Baker County School Hours

Baker County School Calendar

Baker County School Bus Schedule

Baker County School Lunch Menu

Easy School Lunch Ideas

From lunch hacks to unexpected ingredients—our bloggers share their favorite ways to make packing school lunches a little less of a chore. Find ideas for simple lunches, make ahead-of-time grab and go lunches, the best lunch containers we’ve tested, and even the best leak-proof water bottles. Looking for more tips and tricks? Be sure to check out our Pinterest page, too.

Guide to Child Care, Preschools, & Schools in Jacksonville

We are frequently asked about education programs and recommendations for child care, preschools and schools in the Jacksonville area and are thrilled to provide this Guide resource to help your family from child care to preschool, elementary to high school, private to public, charter schools and more!

Back to School Tips & Tricks

Your kids may be super excited to head to school…or they may not. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our moms cover all the best school tips, tricks, and traditions to start to make this year the best school year yet. Looking for lunch ideas? Be sure to explore our school lunch page for the best ideas for school-aged kiddos.

Back to School Events in jacksonville

To help the whole family get ready for the new school year, we’ve put together this handy dandy events guide that includes back to school parties, supply drives and giveaways, health fairs, consignment sales, and information on tax-free weekend in Florida. To see all of August’s events in and around town, take a look at the calendar and keep checking back here as we continue to update this list!