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South Woods Elementary School
New for 2023-2024 — Students will now use Clever to access Schoology, Office 365, Online Textbooks, and other Links for Students.

BACK-To-School Required Letters
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School Hours


8:25AM - 2:45PM

School Hours


8:25AM - 1:45PM

Summer Office hours


8:00AM - 4:00PM

***VPK Registration Information***

VPK registration is a two-step process.

  • You must complete a VPK certificate on the Episcopal website. You can access that here: Once this is completed you must sign and date the certificate in the parent section. Send the completed copy to Mrs. Sherman via email, fax, or drop off to the South Woods Elementary School Front Office. This will secure the VPK students’ spot.
  • After you have completed the first step, complete the VPK registration on the South Woods website under the Departments section. Registration for VPK opens on March 1.

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Fax: 904-547-8615

Tuesday, July 9th

Principals in the Park- Hastings

Thursday, July 18th

Last Day of Summer School

Wednesday, July 10th

Principals in the Park- Flagler Estates 

Saturday, August 3rd

Back to School Festival

Wednesday, July 17th

Kindergarten- Popsicles on the Playground

Before and After School Activities 

 2024-2025  Before and after school clubs and activities will be updated soon!

Transportation Information

Let your child’s teacher know how your child will be going home each day beginning the first day of school. 


We encourage you to allow your child to ride the bus beginning the first day of school.  Bus stop locations, drop off and pick up times are located in HAC (Home Access Center).  You can access HAC on the St. Johns County School District Website.  If you have not used HAC before, select the link titled Online Registration Instructions.  For questions about HAC please contact the school at (904) 547-8610.  For questions about bus stop locations and time, contact the St. Johns County Schools Transportation Department at (904) 547-7810.

Parent Pick Up

If you will be picking up your child from school, you will need to place the school approved Parent Pick Up sign in the drivers side of your car window.  Please be prepared to show your ID when requested by our staff working the Parent Pick Up Loop. 

Upcoming Events

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.

Head Start

St. Johns County School District Head Start provides a free pre-school program and comprehensive health and social services to eligible three- and four-year-old children and their families living in St. Johns County. Head Start is for income eligible families, proof of income is required.

School Access

This is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at South Woods Elementary School, have lunch with a student and/or attend an awards assembly. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take up to 4 weeks, so please fill out the application sooner than later for any guests that would like to have school access. Once the application is approved, school access will be valid for three years.

FortifyFL App

FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or

Character Counts at South Woods!

South Woods Elementary promotes the Character Counts! framework for teaching good character. The six pillars of Characters Counts! are Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. PBS is committed to providing a safe environment for all students.

School District News

Summer 2024 High School Facility Use

In an effort to promote community health and well-being this summer, the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) will open its high school facilities to the public on select Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.

View the flyer for details.

Summer 2024 High School Facility Use Flyer

Summer BreakSpot - Free Meals for Kids & Teens

After schools close for the summer, kids and teens can still get free meals through Summer BreakSpot! No application is necessary, just show up to one of the thousands of meal sites across Florida.

Summer BreakSpot offers balanced breakfasts, lunches, snacks or dinner. Locations include places like parks, libraries and churches.

Summer BreakSpot is available all summer long for kids and teens 18 and under.

Find a location near you by texting the word "Food" to 304-304 or by dialing 2-1-1.

Visit for more information.

Free Meals Fyler

School Mission

South Woods Elementary School will create a positive learning environment that will instill good character and the desire for academic excellence, fostering the development of caring, productive, and digital citizens in the global world.