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South Woods Elementary Mission Statement:

Our school will create a secure community that will instill in all students a desire for academic excellence, fostering the development of caring, productive citizens.


Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

Monday January 28– Storybook Character Dress Up Day
Tuesday January 20– Words, Words, and More Words Day (Dress up like a word, idiom, phrase, figurative language, etc)
Wednesday January 30– Poem In My Pocket (carry around your favorite poem to share with classmates and teachers!)
Thursday January 31– Cozy Up with a Good Book Day & Book Swap (Wear Pajama’s!)
Friday February 1– Flashlight Friday (Bring a flashlight to school to read with during IDR time!)

A book swap will be going on this week as well.  Students are encouraged to bring up to 5 books to the Media Center on Monday and/or Tuesday morning.  If you bring 3 books you will receive a ticket to select 3 books at Thursday’s book swap!


SUMMER MARINE SCIENCE PROGRAM

Parents,

Applications for the summer Marine Science Program will be passed out by science teachers at all schools during the week of February 11th.  Applications will be due back to science teachers by March 5th.  Applications can also be downloaded at any time from the website prior to April 12th  at http://www-grms.stjohns.k12.fl.us/ and click on the Marine Science link.  The link also will have a complete day by day curriculum for each grade level, parent information, and a video from last year’s program.

This summer program is available to all students currently in grades five through seven and has been sponsored by the school district since 1982.  Three eight day sessions are held at Gamble Rogers Middle School with bus transportation provided.  The dates for the three sessions this summer will be May 29st through June 7th, June 10th   through June 20th, and June 24th through July 3rd.  Small classes of 12-14 students are separated by grade level.  All instructors in the program are St. Johns County School District teachers.

The Marine Science Program is a carefully designed experience for responsible students who are interested in learning about our local marine environments.  Learning is “hands on” in the field with students kayaking, canoeing, boating, hiking, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, surfing, SUP, (stand up paddleboarding), etc.  Specific grade level activities and curriculum are attached to the applications and are also available from the website.

More information about the program can be had by emailing Kristina Bransford at [email protected] .


The school day start time is 8:30 a.m. and dismissal time is 2:50 p.m. Students can be dropped off beginning at 8:05 a.m. at the parent drop-off loop. Wednesday Early Release dismissal time is 1:50 p.m. No transportation changes are permitted after 2:20 p.m. (1:15 p.m. on Wednesdays). Please remember that presenting an I.D. is required when picking up a student from the front office or when signing in as a volunteer.

2018-2019 Instructional Materials Adoption- Mathematics

The St. Johns County School District curriculum department representatives and adoption committee members are currently conducting the review process for the 2018-2019 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics. Resources are available for review at http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/media/instructional-resources-media-services/textbooks/adoption/ by our parents and community members.  The core resources that have been submitted for evaluation are listed on the state adoption consideration lists. AP materials that will be reviewed are from College Board recommended materials.  If you are interested in serving on an adoption review committee, please contact the principal or assistant principal.

Some print materials may be available for review.  If you would like access to the available printed materials or require assistance reviewing the online resources, please call the Instructional Resources and Media Services office at 904.547.3947. Materials are available for review from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM when district offices are open.

Resource lists may be revised throughout the review process. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Please note the following Florida statute regarding instructional materials that pertains to parent input regarding adopted materials:

.S. 1006.28 (1)(a)(3) Each district school board must establish a process by which the parent of a public school student may contest the district school board’s adoption of a specific instructional material. The parent must file a petition, on a form provided by the school board, within 30 calendar days after the adoption of the material by the school board. The school board must make the form available to the public and publish the form on the school district’s website. The form must be signed by the parent, include the required contact information, and state the objection to the instructional material. Within 30 days after the 30-day period has expired, the school board must conduct at least one open public hearing on all petitions timely received and provide the petitioner written notification of the date and time of the hearing at least 7 days before the hearing. All instructional materials contested must be made accessible online to the public at least 7 days before a public hearing. The school board’s decision after convening a hearing is final and not subject to further petition or review.

For more information on the 2018-2019 textbook adoption, please visit the link below:
http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/media/instructional-resources-media-services/textbooks/adoption/


Bullying Partnership
St. Johns County School District believes that all students and employees be afforded a setting that is safe, secure, and free from bullying and harassment of any kind. In compliance with Florida Statute 1006.147 and School Board Rule 3.21, the school district has adopted a comprehensive policy prohibiting bullying and harassment. Click here for a printable SJC Bullying Report.

 


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