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South Woods Elementary School

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.

Upcoming Events

School Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:25 AM  –  2:45 PM
  • Wednesday (Early Release)
    8:25 AM – 1:45 PM
  • Main Office Telephone
    904-547-8610

The school day start time is 8:25 a.m. and dismissal time is 2:45 p.m. Students can be dropped off beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the parent drop-off loop. Wednesday Early Release dismissal time is 1:45 p.m. No transportation changes are permitted after 2:15 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.

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.

District-Wide Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on March 2nd.

New Students
District-wide registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on March 2nd. Starting on that date, you will be able to click the Register My Child For School button on our school website to complete an online registration form for your child.

Returning Students
Beginning the week of March 23, parents/guardians of all current students will receive an email from PowerSchool to complete the annual Returning Student Verification Form for the upcoming school year. The email will contain the link and instructions needed to complete the verification.

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 getfortifyfl.com.

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

Update from Superintendent Forson, March 26

Dear SJCSD Parents and Guardians,

I cannot thank you enough for your patience and understanding as we transition our instruction to online/remote learning for our students on Monday, March 30. We have created A Parent's Guide to Online Learning video presentation which can be viewed at https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/online-learning/. We will continue to add resources, guides, and information to aid you and your child in this new environment.

Our teachers are excited to welcome their students into their virtual classrooms and restart their instruction. While I do not expect that everything will work perfectly, I know that we will get better and more comfortable in this environment each day.

We are in the process of distributing laptops/hotspots to those families who are in need of this technology support. All laptops/hotspots will not be distributed by Monday, but we will continue working to accomplish this task as quickly as our resources allow.

Again, I am infinitely proud of our teachers and administrations to plan and prepare for your child. I am extremely appreciative of you, your children and your families to support this new normal. We are excited to get started and continue this school year. We are all in this together. Stay safe and encourage and support one another.

Sincerely,

Tim Forson
Superintendent
St. Johns County Schools


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