Summer 2024 Newsletter

May 29, 2024

May 2024 – Mainspring Academy would like to congratulate two 12th grade students that staff has watched grow and thrive on campus through the years: Amanda Reyes-Baez and Adam Wilson. They will be recognized during our first graduation ceremony along with four students who have successfully completed our Transition Program : Maddox Evans, Dean Gillette, Kris Helt, and Micah Brown. We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments! Mainspring Academy would like to give special thanks to MK’s Cookie Creations , First Coast Forge Lasercrafted Gifts, and Bamba Box for their generosity in providing treats for our ceremony and gifts for our graduates!

Mainspring Academy’s Sensory Art Summer Program begins June 24th and ends July 19th.

ALL PARENTS: Please keep an eye out late June for Enrollment Packets, Extended Care Packets plus deposit fees, School Supply List, and first month’s tuition. All will be due in July.

NEW PARENTS: Please expect invitations from Quickschools and Class Dojo in July. Copies of birth certificates, latest physicals + immunizations (no earlier than 2023 are also due in July.
Class assignments and Meet the Teacher dates will be distributed through Teacher Preplanning in late July or Early August.


  • Monday, June 3rd – Remaining balances for Parent Participation Hours Due
  • Thursday, June 6th– Open PAC Meeting in the cafeteria
  • Friday, June 7th– Week 4 Summer Camp and Extended Care Fees Due
  • Tuesday, June 11th – Cruiseday Tuesday – Students and staff will be encouraged to kick off the summer by dressing like they’re going on a cruise or tropical vacation.
  • Friday, June 14th – Summer Splash Day, Last Day of School for Students EARLY DISMISSAL AND NO AFTERCARE
  • Monday, June 17th – Teacher Planning Day
  • Tuesday, June 18th – Friday, June 21st – SCHOOL CLOSED FOR SUMMER BREAK
  • Monday, June 24th – Friday, June 28th -A 3D World: Summer Program Week 1
  • JULY: Please keep an eye out late June for Enrollment Packets, Extended Care Packets plus deposit fees, School Supply List, and first month’s tuition. All will be due in July. New parents should expect invitations from Quickschools and Class Dojo. Class assignments and Meet the Teacher dates are usually distributed in late July.
  • Monday, July 1st- Wednesday, July 3rd, Friday, July 5th– Paint the Summer: Summer Program Week – 2
  • Monday, July 8th – Friday, July 12th– Bits and Pieces: Mixed Media – Summer Program Week 3
  • Monday, July 15th- Friday, July 19th – Summer Style – Summer Program Week 4
  • Monday, July 22nd – Friday, July 26th – SCHOOL CLOSED for Summer Break, Teacher Planning Weeks to Follow

Questions or missing any forms? Check Quickschools! Many questions and requests can also be submitted in the Parent Corner of our website! More Information (Quickschools)> More Information (Parent Corner)>


Ms. Callie- June 3rd

Connor L. – June 4th

Kipling– June 15th

Minal – June 24th

Mikiah– June 25th

Turner – June 28th

Ms. Liz W.– July 1st

Connor S.– July 2nd

Miles – July 12th

Ishmael – July 13th

Nealie – July 15th

Eliza – July 16th

Ms. Amy – July 20th

Maddox – July 24th

Josh – July 25th


Mainspring Academy has been awarded a Spring grant from HEAL Foundation to fund the larger events and projects planned for our Sensory Art Summer Program! We are so excited to guide our students in exploring new ways to express themselves!

Mainspring Academy received a donation of $70,000 from the Neviaser Foundation, which will make a significant difference for our recent expansion, supporting the continuance of our goal to provide the quality resources that will help students with intellectual and developmental differences thrive beyond their school experience! The Neviaser Foundation has made tremendous impacts for the special needs community in Jacksonville and we are so thankful to be included in their vision!

On behalf of the Mainspring Academy community of parents, staff, and supporters, thank you for the compassion and commitment you have shown for our students and school. It is the kindness of our donors and volunteers that has helped us to expand in size and quality, furthering our mission to provide quality, individualized education in a safe learning environment for students with intellectual and developmental differences who are often missed.
Thank you for the differences you make.

Hello, It’s me again, Benny the Manatee! July 26th will be the 34th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! ADA U.S. legislation that provides civil rights protection to individuals with physical or mental disabilities. It protects people with disabilities from discrimination in many areas, including employment, education, and public accommodations!


A few friendly reminders:

(1) All volunteers NOT listed as a student’s parent, guardian, or sibling must complete a Volunteer Application to be kept on file. More Information>.
(2) If seeking parent participation credit, all volunteer hours must be reported via Parent Participation Credit Request Form. More Information>.

Join our Parent Action Committee (PAC) (via Mobile or Desktop App)>

Thursday, June 6th at 9:15am – There will be an Open PAC meeting in the cafeteria to plan Summer Splash Day

Volunteers will be needed on Friday, June 14th from 9am-12pm for Summer Splash Day. Signup to come!

Please be on the lookout for a summer camp wishlist! We are also in need of handy volunteers to help install playground equipment!

Curious about Mainspring Academy’s needs and how to support us through donations, pledges, or sponsorships? Check out our Ways to Give Page. More Information>


Exciting News! Check back towards the end of August! Link to Mainspring Store Coming Soon!


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