Parent’s Corner

As a partner in your child’s education, we’re here to help your child thrive.

If you need to make changes to your child’s profile, complete a Student Change of Information Form.

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*Fillable fields via Desktop only

If your child needs a new prescription, over-the-counter medication, or emergency treatment at the school, complete the Medication Permission Form and email it to Sabrena at [email protected]. Forms submitted without the physician’s signature will not be accepted. Actual prescriptions, PRN rescues, or over-the-counter medications must be physically handed from parent to med-certified staff at the front desk only. Mainspring Academy’s formal medication intake/discontinuation procedures are strictly required, with no exceptions. Parents and staff will cross-check the med count and sign the intake form with a med staff and a 2nd staff witness. MEDS, OTC’s, and RESCUES MAY NOT BE sent in backpacks, handed in at carline, passed to extended day, left at the front desk, left on admin desks, passed to therapists, passed to teachers, etc. 

New enrollments, this information will be in your student enrollment packet for the school year. Please only complete this form if you have updates or changes to the information that you previously included in your child’s Student Enrollment Packet.

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*Fillable fields via Desktop only

If you’d like to add or make changes to your credit card or payment information, fill out the Change in Payment Form and email it to Sabrena at [email protected]. New enrollments, this information will be in your student enrollment packet for the school year. Please only complete this form if you have updates or changes to the information that you previously included in your child’s Student Enrollment Packet.

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*Please do not upload this to the website.EMAIL the completed form to Sabrena at [email protected] or submit the form in person. Card information will not be taken verbally or over the phone. On the form, please indicate if the card is meant to replace a current card on file OR is to be processed for one-time use only.

*Fillable fields via Desktop only

If you need to make changes to your child’s pickup/dropoff list, complete the Add/Change of Authorized Individuals form. Email the completed form to [email protected].

Newly authorized individuals are required to show their ID’s for pickup until staff is familiar. This form is for school records and not related to Dashpass. Please don’t forget to log in to your Dashpass app and add them as well. For instructions on how to add authorized individuals to Dashpass, please see the “Carline” tab in the Parent Corner.

New enrollments, this information will be in your student enrollment packet for the school year. Please only complete this form if you have updates or changes to the information that you previously included in your child’s Student Enrollment Packet.

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If your child has a new provider (OT, speech, ABA, physical therapist, feeding therapist, etc.) that will be joining them at the school, please complete the Permission for In-School Services (Parent) Form below and email it to:

Director of Programming, Elizabeth Worrell at [email protected]

Permission for In-School Services>

Providers must also fully complete the application below for school approval.

Provider Application>

If your child is at risk for:

  • an allergic reaction
  • asthma attack
  • a seizure OR
  • has had a seizure in the past REGARDLESS of their age at the time of their last seizure

Please fill out the related Action Plan below to be kept in the student’s file and email it to Director of Student and Community Affairs, Sabrena Snow at [email protected].

Allergy Action Plan>

Asthma Action Plan>

Seizure Action Plan>

Dina Parisi, Head of School:
[email protected]

Elizabeth Worrell, Director of School Programming:
[email protected]

Sabrena Snow, Director of Student and Community Affairs:
[email protected]

Phone: (904)503-0344
Fax: (904)503-0469

Please complete the Student Absence Form for the school’s record of your child’s absence. This form must be completed for any vacations, hospitalizations, or other absences scheduled during the school week. Please send a Class Dojo message to your child’s teacher for late arrivals.

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CARLINE HOURS:

Morning Dropoff:
8:25am-8:45am
Students may not be released onto campus before 8:25am unless they are enrolled in Morning Care or pre-approved for Drop-Off services. After 8:45am, parents must park and must walk their child into the front lobby. Parents may not release their child until a staff member has escorted the child into the school.

Afternoon Pickup:
2:15pm-2:45pm
For any pickups prior to 2:15pm, parents must park, enter the front lobby, and speak to Reception. For pickups during afternoon carline and aftercare, all parents and their authorized individuals must use the DASHPASS app. Parents can use their DASHPASS account to invite authorized individuals using a link or QR code. After 2:50pm, there is a late pickup fee of $1 per minute that must be paid upon arrival. Teachers will be keeping track of late pickups. After 3:00pm, late pickups will be released to Afternoon Care and parents must pay the $60 Afternoon Care Drop-Off fee. Please see the Late Pickup tab for more information.

The front of the carline begins at the Mainspring Academy monument sign. Do not release students from vehicles until they can be escorted by Mainspring Academy staff. 

DASHPASS APP:

Beginning the 2022-2023 school year,all parents will need to use the DASHPASS app to notify us that you have arrived for afternoon pickup.  This will also be used for aftercare.  Additionally, you will notify us of changes such as who is picking up your child through this app as well as completing an Add/Change Pickup/Drop-off Form for your child’s file. (Please only complete the Add/Change Pickup/Drop-off Form if you have updates or changes to the information that you previously included in your child’s Student Enrollment Packet. This form is for the child’s file and separate from DASHPASS. Instructions on how to add authorized individuals to DASHPASS are detailed below.)

DASHPASS Instructions (English)>

DASHPASS Instructions (Spanish)>

HOW TO ADD AUTHORIZED INDIVIDUALS TO DASHPASS:

Step 1. Log into your DASHPASS parent account. Then, click “students” at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2. Click the bars located on the far right of the student’s name.

Step 3. Click “share student link”, then share the link (via text message or email) with all the people you have authorized to pick up your child.

If you have not received an invitation from your child’s teacher, please request the Mainspring Academy Class Dojo Directory for Parents.

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View the 2023-2024 Required School Supply List>

School supplies will be due by 3:00pm on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. We encourage you to bring supplies earlier during your Meet the Teacher/Open House time.

BELOW is a list of items that our entire school will need all year round. Every $50 of donations is eligible for 1 parent participation hour. All donations are 100 % tax-deductible. Parent participation hours are not given for required school supplies. This list is for whole-school needs and supplies will be stored for all staff to access. 

  • Post-it notes
  • Batteries (AA & AAA)
  • Bandaids
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Sharpies
  • Scotch tape
  • Velcro dots
  • Mavalus tape
  • Command strips/hooks
  • Thermal lamination pouches (3mm or 5mm)
  • Extra Clorox wipes
  • Extra printer paper
  • Extra nitrile gloves (varying sizes)
  • Extra baby wipes
  • Extension cord/power strip
  • USB lightning cables with wall charger blocks
  • Cases of water bottles
  • Yoga mats
  • Dairy, gluten, and casein-free student snacks (emergency stock) – Veggie Straws, Naturals/Simply Salted Popcorn
  • CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR AMAZON WISHLIST >

Mainspring Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are 100% tax-deductible. If you’d like to be involved or share information about any of our Giving Programs, please visit our Giving Page. If you’d like to be involved or share information about non-cash donations, please visit our In-Kind Page.

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EIN: 407-3046264

Students will be released at 12:00pm for Teacher Planning on the following days. Students must be picked up by 12:30pm. There will be no Afternoon Care:

Thursday, December 21st, 2023
Friday, June 14, 2024

2023 – 2024 School Events

July

  • TBD – Saturday Service Day for First-Day-Of-School Prep*

August

  • Thursday, August 17- Friday, September 15, 2023 – Staff Fundraiser/ National Nonprofit Day Launch

September – SPIRIT MONTH

  • Friday, September 1, 2023 – Diversity Day
      • Students and staff are encouraged to dress representing their cultures.
  • Friday, September 8, 2023- Flashback Friday 
      • Students and staff are encouraged to dress like they’re in a past decade.
  • Friday, September 15, 2023- Superhero Day
      • Students and staff are encouraged to dress like their favorite superheroes, or with t-shirts honoring their favorite superheroes! The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and other First Responder/Frontline Worker presentations will begin at 10am.
  • Friday, September 22, 2023- Team Player Day
    • Students and staff are encouraged to dress representing their favorite sports teams. 
  • Friday, September 29, 2023- School Colors
    • Students and staff are encouraged to wear their Mainspring Academy t-Shirts OR any outfit incorporating blue and green. Each teacher will decorate their door with a blue and green theme with a message thanking donors, Board, and volunteers.

October – 

  • Friday, October 13, 2023 – Freaky Friday
    • Students are encouraged to dress in semi-business-casual attire like they’re ready to teach! Staff are encouraged to dress in back-to-school attire like they’re ready to learn!
  • Friday, October 27, 2023 – Trunk or Treat
    • Students and staff are welcome to dress in costume.

November

  • Friday, November 1, 2023- Flannel Friday
    • Students and staff are encouraged to dress in their favorite plaid/flannel attire.
  • Friday, November 10, 2023 – Farm Friday
    • Possible school-wide field trip to Connor’s Amazeing Acres or Fall Festival
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023 – Thanksgiving Feast
  • Friday, November 24/Monday, November 27, 2023 – AmazonSmile Black Friday / Cyber Monday
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023 – Giving Tuesday School-Wide Fundraiser*

December 

  • Friday, December 8, 2023 – Deadline for Event Sponsorships and Raffle Prizes For Miles for Mainspring 2024 (Parent Fundraiser)
  • Friday, December 15 – Winter Headwear Day and A World of Cookies Day
    •  Students and staff are encouraged to wear beanies, winter hats, Santa hats, elf hats, reindeer antlers, elf ears, or any other festive headwear. Also – based on the book “A World of Cookies for Santa” by M.E. Furman, students and staff are encouraged to sign up to bring a sample of cookies made with cultural recipes, or traditional cookies from other various Winter holidays.
  • Monday, December 18-Thursday, December 21, 2023 – HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES WEEK
    • Monday, December 18 – (Staff) Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
    • Tuesday, December 19- (Staff) Holiday Bake-Off
    • Wednesday, December 20- (Staff) Holiday Door Decorating Contest
    • Friday, December 22 – (Staff) Holiday Party
  • Thursday, December 21- Polar Express Holiday Pajama Party*
      • Students and staff are encouraged to wear their comfiest holiday pajamas for the Polar Express event.

January 

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2024 – Miles for Mainspring 2024 Public Registration Opens and Personal Fundraisers Begin
  • Friday, January 19, 2024 – Miles for Mainspring 2024 Event Registration Ends
  • Friday, January 26, 2024 – Special Olympics – Basketball & Flag Football

February – CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

  • Friday, February 2, 2024 – Stoplight Day
    • Students and staff are encouraged to wear red, green, or yellow to celebrate the accomplishments of inventor Garrett Morgan (self-proclaimed “Cleveland Edison”/”Black Edison”) who is the often-forgotten master-mind behind many modern appliances including sewing machines, hair straighteners, gas masks, and, most notably, the three-way traffic signal (1923). 
  • Friday, February 2, 2024- Miles for Mainspring 2024 Personal Fundraisers End
  • Monday, February 12- Friday, February 19, 2024 – Parent Fundraiser (Miles for Mainspring Virtual Step Challenge)*
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024- Val Pal Exchange
  • Friday, February 16, 2024 – Small Business Spotlight Day
    • Each class will write and mail a thank you card or poster celebrating a local grass-roots Black-owned business. Possible special guest storytime (“ABC I Love Me” by Miriam Muhammad)
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024 – Miles for Mainspring 2023 Grand Prize Winner Announced
  • Friday, February 23, 2024 – ABC, I Love Me Day
    • Based on the book “ABC I Love Me” by Miriam Muhammad, students will receive and decorate pocket mirrors adorned with positive affirmations encouraging all students to love themselves in the skin they are in.
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 – Harlem Rennaissance Celebration 
    • Centered within New York City’s Harlem, the Harlem Renaissance began roughly with the end of World War I in 1918 and continued into the mid-1930s. Students and staff are encouraged to join the PAC in celebrating the rich cultural upswell of African American creative arts from music to murals, poetry, and food. 

March

April

  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 – Special Olympics Soccer & Track/Field

May

  • Monday, May 13-Friday, May 17, 2024 – TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK*
    • Monday, May 13 – TBD
    • Tuesday, May 14- TBD
    • Wednesday, May 15 – Lunch (Provided by Mainspring)
    • Thursday, May 16 -TBD
    • Friday, May 17- TBD

June

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2024 – Cruiseday Tuesday
    • Students and staff are encouraged to celebrate the start of summer by dressing up like they’re on their way to a tropical vacation.
  • Thursday, June 14, 2024 – Summer Splash Day*

*Volunteers will be needed for these particular events. Additional details and descriptions of volunteer needs will be listed in each monthly school newsletter.

TBD – Additional event dates are pending, including Special Olympics Events, Open House Events, Board Fundraiser, Vision Screening, Spring Portrait Day, etc.

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If you’d like to submit an Extended Care Program application for review, complete the Extended Care Program contract on Quickschools and email it to Sabrena at [email protected]. Submission of your form does not guarantee your child’s placement in the program, and we require 72 hours notice and form submission for review.

Beforecare: 7:30-8:30am
Aftercare: 3:00-5:30pm

THE EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM OPERATES ON A MONTHLY BASIS. YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE OF THE PLANS:  FULL-TIME, PART-TIME, OR DROP-IN RATE. DROP-IN STUDENTS ARE CHARGED $20 AM/ $60 PM, AND THE SERVICE MAY NOT BE USED MORE THAN 2X PER MONTH. IF ADDITIONAL MONTHLY INSTANCES ARE NEEDED, PLEASE SEE MONTHLY FEES).  PART-TIME RATES CAN ONLY BE USED IF YOU PLAN TO UTILIZE EXTENDED DAY SERVICES NO MORE THAN 3X PER WEEK AND THOSE DAYS MUST BE PRE-SELECTED AT LEAST 48 HOURS (TWO BUSINESS DAYS) PRIOR. ALL FULL TIME AND PART TIME RATES ARE BILLED AS FOLLOWS EXCEPT FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, WHICH IS BILLED AT HALF OF THE RATES POSTED BELOW.

PROGRAM               MONTHLY FEE              PAY IN FULL (7/19/23)
                                                                          5% PIF DISCOUNT

Full Time M-F      F/T Beforecare – $240.00            $2,280.00
                               F/T Aftercare – $410.00               $3,895.00
                               F/T Both – $625.00                      $6,175.00

PART TIME             P/T Beforecare – $150.00           $1,425.00
 3X/WK                  P/T Aftercare – $275.00              $2,612.50
                               P/T Both – $400.00                      $3,800.00

DECEMBER            F/T Beforecare – $129.00           
F/T                          F/T Aftercare – $205.00              
                               F/T Both – $312.00         

DECEMBER            P/T Beforecare – $75.00           
P/T                          P/T Aftercare – $137.00              
                               P/T Both – $156.00                 

Extended School Day contract and application due date:
Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Extended School Day fees are due are as follows:
Planned drop-ins – Prior to service
Unplanned drop-ins – At pickup
August: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 
September: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
October: Friday, September 15, 2023
November: Friday, October 13, 2023
December: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
January: Friday, December 15, 2023
February: Friday, January 12, 2024
March: Thursday, February 15, 2024
April: Friday, March 15, 2024
May: Monday, April 15, 2024

Pay-in-full due dates are as follows:
Wednesday, July 19, 2023

If you are using a credit card that is different from the card on file, please complete and email an Add/Change of Payment Information Form and email it to Director of Student and Community Affairs Sabrena Snow at [email protected]

There will be NO Afternoon Extended School Day on the following 2023-2024 dates:

  • Monday, September 4, 2023 – Labor Day
  • Monday, October 16, 2023 – Teacher Planning Day
  • Tuesday, October 17-Friday October 20, 2023 – Unless enrolled in Fall Intersession
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023- Halloween
  • Monday, November 20-Friday, November 24, 2023 – Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday, December 21, 2023 – Early Dismissal/ Transition to Winter Break
  • Friday, December 22-Monday, January 8, 2024 – Winter Break
  • Monday, January 15, 2024 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 5-Friday, February 9, 2024 – Unless enrolled in Winter Intersession
  • Monday, February 19, 2024- President’s Day
  • Monday, March 18-Friday, March 22, 2024 – Spring Break
  • Friday, April 19, 2024 – Teacher Planning Day
  • Monday, May 6, 2024 – Teacher Planning Day
  • Tuesday, May 7-Friday, May 10, 2024- Unless enrolled in Spring Intersession
  • Monday, May 27, 2024- Memorial Day
  • Friday, June 14, 2024 – Early Dismissal/Last day of school for students

Extended Day Instructions:
Parents who have not pre-paid for their month of services by 9:00am the morning of all due dates (listed above) may not drop their child off to Extended Care, no exceptions until obligations are paid. Parents dropping off for Morning Care services must park, ring the lobby doorbell, and wait with their child until a Mainspring Academy staff member can escort them into Morning Care. You may not leave your child in the lobby. Parents and authorized individuals picking up from aftercare must use the DASHPASS app to notify Afternoon Care staff that they have arrived (Please see the Carline tab for more information on this). Pickups after 5:30pm must pay a $1 per minute late fee upon arrival. After 5:40pm, $60 will be charged.

Is your child ready for the first day of school? Review the checklist below!

Is your child ready for the first day of school? Review the checklist below!

  1. Have you turned in your signed school contract?
  2. Have you turned in your financial hardship contract (if applicable)?
  3. Have you paid your $1000 Registration Fee?
  4. If paying monthly? Have you submit your payment for the first month of tuition, due July 15th?
  5. Have you received and read the Parent-Student Handbook which discusses policies and procedures? 
  6. Have you turned in your child’s completed student enrollment packet?
  7. Have you turned in a copy of your child’s birth certificate?
  8. Have you turned in a copy of your child’s latest physical (No earlier than the year 2022)?
  9. Have you turned in a copy of your child’s latest immunizations (No earlier than the year 2022) OR a
    copy of their immunization exemption? 
  10. Have you turned in a copy of your child’s state scholarship eligibility letter? Have you given your child’s Award ID to the school?
    • How To Find Award ID:
      •  Log in to EMA.
      •  From the drop-down menu, click “My Students”.
      • Scroll down to “Active Students”. Click “View”.
      • On the next page, scroll down to “Scholarship Status”.
      • You will see listed:
        • The program (FES-UA) 
        • The school year (2023-2024)
        • Transportation (should say “no”)
        • Award amount
        • Award ID (This is the number we will need).
  1. If your child will need medication administered at school, have you indicated so in the medication section of your child’s completed student enrollment packet? 
  2. If your child will need medication administered at school, have you given that medication to med-certified staff and completed the formal medication intake process?
  3. If your child will occasionally need over-the-counter medication (Benadryl, Midol, Hydrocortisone, eye drops, Ibuprophen, etc.) OR need emergency medication (Epipen, seizure protocol, inhaler, etc.) kept at the school, have you indicated so in the medication section of your child’s student enrollment packet? Have you given that medication to med-certified staff and completed the formal medication intake process?
  4. If your child will occasionally need over-the-counter medication (Benadryl, Midol, Hydrocortisone, eye drops, Ibuprophen, etc.) OR need emergency medication (Epipen, seizure protocol, inhaler, etc.) kept at the school, have you given that medication to med-certified staff? Have you completed the formal medication intake process?
  5. Have you turned in your child’s completed Special Olympics packet?
  6. Have you turned in your child’s completed Extended Day Form to be reviewed (if applicable)? 
  7. Have you turned in your child’s completed provider forms (if applicable)? 
  8. Have you received your child’s teacher’s email address? 
  9. Have you asked your child’s teacher for their classroom supply list? 
  10. Have you given your child’s teacher 1 labelled refillable water bottle; 2 extra set(s) of clothing including socks, underwear, tops, and bottoms; and/or pullups (if applicable)? (Required of ALL students, regardless of age, grade, or ability level). If in extended day, 2 separate set(s) and separate snacks are needed.
  11. Have you been set up on Class Dojo?
  12. Have you been set up on Quickschools?

 

Donations from Giving Tuesday and other social media campaigns are an essential part of our annual operating budget and an easy way to support Mainspring Academy. All funds raised through your social media campaigns will provide opportunities for every aspect of our students’ overall learning experiences. 

Giving Tuesday takes place on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 this year.

Facebook also provides the opportunity for you to create a fundraiser for a chosen nonprofit on your birthday or even start your own personal fundraiser for Mainspring Academy for any reason and at any time. Facebook provides 100% of all donations to nonprofit organizations like ours and all donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Create your own MSA fundraiser now>

EIN: 407-3046264

Along with a copy of your child’s birth certificate, all students at Mainspring Academy are required to have on file at the school an updated:

  • Florida Certification of Immunization Form DH-680 (OR Religious Exemption from Immunization Form DH-681), from no earlier than the year 2022.
  • State of Florida School Entry Health Form (Physical), from no earlier than the year 2022.

Mainspring does not provide these forms, so please contact your child’s doctor to set appointments for your child’s physical to receive them. View Sample Forms>

For some parents, a new appointment may not be needed and you may simply need to call your child’s doctor’s office and ask if you can pick up updated forms with new dates on them. View Sample Forms> to understand where new dates should be located.

These documents are a requirement of your child’s enrollment. They are due prior to your child’s first date of attendance.

Please email these documents to Sabrena at [email protected]

Due by 9:00am:
Friday, July 21, 2023

Intent to Reenroll 2024-2025 Form due:
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Open Enrollment for new students:
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Contracts and Registration fee due:
Friday, March 1, 2024 (at least half payment)
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 (last half of payment)

If you are using a credit card that is different from the card on file, please complete and email an Add/Change of Payment Information Form and email it to Director of Student and Community Affairs Sabrena Snow at [email protected]

Late Pickups from School: After 2:50pm, there is a late pickup fee of $1 per minute that must be paid upon arrival. Teachers will be keeping track of late pickups. After 3:00pm, late pickups will be released to Afternoon Care and parents must pay the $60 Afternoon Care Drop-Off fee.

Pre-planned and unplanned extended care drop-ins are subject to different policies.

  1. Pre-registered, pre-paid drop-ins require approval from administration at least 48 hours prior to service. Pre-planned drop-ins are limited to twice per month. Parents requiring additional days will need to pay the full time rates for that month, and admission is dependent on space available. I understand submission of drop-in applications do not guarantee approval as my child’s placement will be determined by various factors including, but not limited to space/availability, ratio, student independence, and student behaviors.

  2. Drop-in requests that fall under the 48-hour policy are considered unplanned. I understand that per Mainspring Academy Policy, students must be picked up from school no later than 2:45pm. Late pick-ups from 2:50pm to 3:00pm will be charged $1 per minute. After 3:00, I am responsible for paying the $60 extended care drop-in fee. After two instances of un-planned drop-ins in the school-year, I will be charged $60 per annual occurrence (e.g. $180 on the 3rd occurrence, $240 on the 4th occurrence, $300 on the 5th occurrence).

Late Pickups from Aftercare: Students must be picked up from aftercare no later than 5:30pm. Parents will be charged $1 per minute for late pickups until 5:40pm. After 5:40pm, I am responsible for paying the $60 drop-in fee. After two instances of late pickups in the school-year, I will be charged $60 per annual occurrence (e.g. $180 on the 3rd occurrence, $240 on the 4th occurrence, $300 on the 5th occurrence). If there are four or more occurences, your child will be dismissed from the extended day program.

Needed by Friday, December 8, 2023:

  • (7) daily raffle prizes, valued up to $200
  • Grand Prize valued up to $1,000
  • Bronze ($100), Silver ($500), Gold ($1,000), and Platinum-Level ($3,000) event sponsors

Event Sponsorship Request Letter and Form >

Raffle Request Letter>

By the above deadline, letters can be returned by mail, turned in to front desk, or emailed to Sabrena Snow at [email protected].


WHAT: Walk 10K steps a day for 7 days to support 60 special education students at Mainspring Academy. Jacksonville registrants who successfully complete their walks each day will be eligible to win a prize (valued at up to $200) in a daily raffle, and a grand prize (valued at up to $1,000) for completing all 7 days. #MakingMyStepsCount

WHEN: Miles for Mainspring begins Monday, February 12, 2024 at 12:00 AM EST and ends Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST. Registration for the event closes Friday, January 19, 2024.

WHERE: This is a remote event. Registrants may join the Miles for Mainspring Facebook Group to submit their proof of steps (beginning Monday, February 12, 2024), as well as to receive event updates and official rules. If you do not have a Facebook account, registrants can submit their name and proof of steps to Sabrena Snow at [email protected].

CONTACT: Please contact Sabrena Snow, Director of Student and Community Affairs at [email protected] or (904)503-0344 for more information about Miles for Mainspring.

Event FAQ>

View our monthly newsletter for more information on events and opportunities.

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Upon the announcement of state-required medical screenings of students in specific grades, you may submit a formal and signed letter to decline the screening for your child, for the School to keep on file. Please email this letter to Sabrena at [email protected] and email a copy to your child’s teacher.

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If you’d like to enroll your child in Fall, Winter, or Spring 2023-2024 Intersessions, complete an Intersession Contract and email it to Sabrena at sabrena.snow@mainspringacademy.org

FALL INTERSESSION:
Tuesday, October 17-Friday, October 20, 2023
$50 deposit fee and contract due:
Friday, September 1, 2023
Full fee ($300 total w/ deposit, plus any extended care fees) due:
Friday, September 15, 2023

WINTER INTERSESSION:
Monday, February 5-Friday, February 9, 2024
$50 deposit fee and contract due:
Thursday, December 21, 2023
Full fee ($350 total w/ deposit, plus any extended care fees) due:
Friday, January 12, 2024

SPRING INTERSESSION:
Tuesday, May 8-Friday, May 10, 2024
$50 deposit fee and contract due:
Friday, March 15, 2024
Full fee ($250 total w/ deposit, plus any extended care fees) due: Friday, April 12, 2024

If you are using a credit card that is different from the card on file, please complete and email an Add/Change of Payment Information Form and email it to Director of Student and Community Affairs Sabrena Snow at [email protected]

 

If you’ve been looking to have a night out while someone you trust watches the kids, you’re in luck! Friday, December 2 from 3-7pm, Mainspring Academy staff will be hosting a Parent Night Out. Children will be able to enjoy a movie, crafts, playtime, and dinner while you have a night out to yourselves! We are raising funds to enhance our school’s current security system. Registration will be a $50 flat fee for the night per child, with $15 for each additional child. For children already registered in aftercare, the fee is $30 for the night, with $15 for each additional child. 

How to Register
Complete the waiver and application no later than November 18, 2022 at 3:00 pm. Email or return it to Sabrena at [email protected]

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How to Pay

Payments will be due with applications no later than November 18, 2022 at 3:00pm.

  • Payments can be made via CASH/CHECK made payable to “Mainspring Academy” 
  • You can make your payment on the donation page of our website and indicate “Parent Night Out” in the “Other” Field.

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Review Mainspring Academy’s policies and procedures. The signed parent acknowledgment page is due no later than 3:00 pm Friday, September 1, 2023. You can email it to Sabrena Snow at [email protected].

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PAC 2023-2024 Open Meeting Dates

9:15am in the Mainspring Academy Cafeteria

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023
    • Agenda: Welcome Breakfast, School Year Overview, Spirit Month, Hosting
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023
    • Agenda: Spirit Month, Trunk or Treat
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023
    • Agenda: Decorations, Trunk or Treat, Thanksgiving Feast
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023
    • Agenda: Decorations, Thanksgiving Feast, Winter Celebration, Miles for Mainspring 2024
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2023
    • Agenda: Decorations, Winter Celebration, Miles for Mainspring 2024, 
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024
    • Agenda: Miles for Mainspring 2024, Decorations, Special Olympics, Black History Month/Harlem Rennaissance Celebration
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024
    • Agenda: Black History Month/Harlem Rennaissance Celebration, Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
      • Agenda: Teacher Appreciation Week 
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024
    • Agenda: Teacher Appreciation Week , Special Olympics
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024
    • Agenda: Summer Splash Day,
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024
      • Agenda: Summer Splash Day Next Year Plans

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If you’d like to give permission to a 3rd party school, clinic, or other entity to access your child’s Mainspring Academy records, please complete the Parent Authorization for Release of Information Form and email it to Jes at [email protected]

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View our Volunteer Page to find out the best way to earn your family’s 10 required parent participation hours for the school year. 

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Submit a Volunteer Credit Request>

10 parent participation hours OR opt-out fees are due by 3:00pm:
June 1, 2024

If you are using a credit card that is different from the card on file, please complete and email an Add/Change of Payment Information Form.

View our Parent Support Facebook Page to connect with other Mainspring Parents

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Checks may be made payable to “Mainspring Academy”. For mail delivery, please address to:

ATTN: Community Affairs
Mainspring Academy
6700 Southpoint Pkwy, Suite 400
Jacksonville, FL, 32216

If you would like to request a receipt, paid invoice, bank invoice, etc., please complete a Receipt/Invoice Request Form.

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Mainspring Academy Student Records Requests may be submitted by fax (904-503-0469 ATTN: Student Records) OR via our web form. 

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  • Saturday, July 30, 2022 – Saturday Service Day for First-Day-Of-School Prep
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Saturday Service Day for “National Make a Difference Day”
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022 – Saturday Service Day for “International Volunteer Day”
  • Saturday, April 22, 2023 – Saturday Service Day for “National Volunteer Week”

View the 2023-3024 School Calendar.

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  • Monday, September 4, 2023 – Labor Day
  • Monday, October 16, 2023 – Teacher Planning Day
  • Tuesday, October 17-Friday October 20, 2023 – Unless enrolled in Fall Intersession
  • Monday, November 20-Friday, November 24, 2023 – Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday, December 22, 2023 – Teacher Planning Day
  • Friday, December 22-Monday, January 8, 2024 – Winter Break
  • Monday, January 15, 2024 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 5-Friday, February 9, 2024 – Unless enrolled in Winter Intersession
  • Monday, February 19, 2024- President’s Day
  • Monday, March 18-Friday, March 22, 2024 – Spring Break
  • Friday, April 19, 2024 – Teacher Planning Day
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – Teacher Planning Day
  • Wednesday, May 8-Friday, May 10, 2024- Unless enrolled in Spring Intersession
  • Monday, May 27, 2024 – Memorial Day

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Special Olympics events occur during the school day at Mainspring Academy. All students attending school on these days are required to participate or must be picked up by parents prior to the arrival of the bus. In order for your child to participate, please complete the Special Olympics forms and email them to Sabrena at [email protected].

YMCA Venue Waiver>
COVID-19 Code of Conduct and Risk Assessment Form>
Young Athletes and Little Elites Photo Release Forms>

Forms due by 3:00pm:
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Event: Basketball & Flag Football
Date: Friday, January 26, 2024
Location (Pending): duPont YMCA – 7373 Old King’s Rd. S, Jacksonville, FL, 32217
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Volunteer time: 11:00am-2:00pm

Event: Baseball and Track/Field 
Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2024
Location (pending): Ed Austin Regional Park – 11751 McCormick Rd, Jacksonville, FL, 32225
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Volunteer time: 11:00am-2:00pm

Mainspring Academy staff contact information can be found under each staff member’s profile on our Staff Page.

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Did a Mainspring staff member or coworker go above and beyond to help this month? Shout them out! Your comment may appear in our monthly Staff Newsletter!

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Complete a 2022-2023 New Student Enrollment Packet and email it to Sabrena at sabrena.snow@mainspringacademy.org

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Enrollment Packet due by 9:00am
Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Summer Fee: $385/wk

Extended School Year contract and $100 deposit due date:
Friday, April 5, 2024

Non-Mainspring Extended School Year contract and $100 deposit due date:
Friday, May 3, 2024

Pay-in-full Extended School Year payment due:
Friday, May 3, 2024

Extended School Year Week 1 (6/24-6/28) payment + extended day due: 
Friday, May 17, 2024

Extended School Year Week 2 (7/2-7/3, 7/5) payment + extended day due:
Friday, May 24, 2024

Extended School Year Week 3 (7/8-7/12) payment + extended day due:
Friday, May 31, 2024

Extended School Year Week 4 (7/15-7/19) payment + extended day due:
Friday, June 7, 2024

If you are using a credit card that is different from the card on file, please complete and email an Add/Change of Payment Information Form and email it to Director of Student and Community Affairs Sabrena Snow at [email protected]

There will be NO Afternoon Extended School Day on the following 2022-2023 dates:

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Extended Day Instructions:
Parents who have not pre-paid for their week of services by 9:00am the morning of all due dates (listed above) may not drop their child off to Extended Care, no exceptions until obligations are paid. Parents dropping off for Morning Care services must park, ring the lobby doorbell, and wait with their child until a Mainspring Academy staff member can escort them into Morning Care. You may not leave your child in the lobby. Parents and authorized individuals picking up from aftercare must use the DASHPASS app to notify Afternoon Care staff that they have arrived (Please see the Carline tab for more information on this). Pickups after 5:30pm must pay a $1 per minute late fee upon arrival. 

From July 2023-May 2024, monthly tuition is due on the 1st of the month by 3:00 pm, unless otherwise specified and approved.

Monthly tuition due dates (if you chose the 1st of the month) are as follows:
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Friday, September 1, 2023
Monday, October 2, 2023
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Friday, December 1, 2023
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Friday, March 1, 2024
Monday, April 1, 2024
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Monthly tuition due dates (if you chose the 15th of the month) are as follows:
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Friday, September 15, 2023
Friday, October 13, 2023
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Friday, December 15, 2023
Friday, January 12, 2024
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Friday, March 15, 2024
Monday, April 15, 2024
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Semi-annual due dates are as follows:
July 15, 2023
Friday, December 15, 2023

Pay-in-full due dates are as follows:
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

If you are using a credit card that is different from the card on file, please complete and email an Add/Change of Payment Information Form and email it to Director of Student and Community Affairs Sabrena Snow at [email protected] .