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South Woods Elementary School
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School Hours


8:25AM - 2:45PM

School Hours


8:25AM - 1:45PM

Office hours


7:30AM - 3:30PM


***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.

[email protected]

Fax: 904-547-8615


Teacher of the Year

Ms. Fazzari


Rookie Teacher of the Year

Ms. Leeps

School Related Employee of the Year

Ms. Prytherch

Tuesday, January 30 - Friday, February 9

Lollipop Grams

Monday, March 18

No School – Teacher Planning Day

Friday, April 19

No School – Student/Teacher Holiday

Tuesday, May 28

Last Day for Teachers – Teacher Planning Day

Monday, February 19

No School – Presidents Day

Tuesday, March 19

Classes Resume for Students

Friday, May 24

Last Day for Students

Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15

Spring Break

Friday, March 29

No School – Good Friday

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day – School Closed


Before and After School Activities

  • Engineering Eagles Challenge 4th & 5th Grade Mondays 2:45pm – 3:45pm *September 25 – Spring
  • Engineering Eagles Explores 2nd & 3rd Grade Wednesdays 7:30am – 8:15am *September 27 – Spring
  • Singing Eagles 4th & 5th Thursdays 2:45pm – 3:35pm *October 27 – May 30
  • Fishing Club Wednesdays 1:45pm – 3:30pm *January 17 – May 18
  • Culinary Club Wednesdays 1:45pm – 3:30pm *January 24 – May 22
  • Character Cup Practice Mondays 7:20am – 8:00am *January 22 – March 6
  • Ancient City Soccer Tuesdays 2:45pm – 4:15pm *January 30 – May 14
  • Battle of the Books Practice Tuesdays 2:45 – 4:15 *January 16 – March 22
  • Early Bird Running Club Wednesdays 7:20am – 8:00am *January 10 – March 6
  • Before School Tutoring Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:10am – 7:55am 
  • After School Tutoring Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:25pm – 4:25pm


Our Engineering Eagles participated in the First Lego League Practice Tournament at FCTC on November 4th.


Our Engineering Eagles participated in the Robotics Tournament at FCTC on January 20th. 





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

2023-2024 Science Instructional Materials Adoption

The St. Johns County School District has begun the review process for the Science Instructional Materials Adoption. Once available, the digital resources will be posted on the Instructional Materials Adoption web page and available for review. The core resources that have been submitted for evaluation were selected from the state adoption consideration lists when available. Additional resources for advanced programs may be reviewed from materials listed as appropriate for the program indicated.

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 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM when district offices are open.

We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. If you would like to serve on a school committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team, please contact any school or our office at 904.547.3947 by February 1, 2024. Committee membership is limited. School administrators will select the appropriate number of reviewers from the list of interested participants.

Science Materials

Review the science resources under consideration for adoption on

You will need to create an account at and select the Science Adoption for St. Johns County School District.

"Literacy Beyond Boundaries" Virtual Discussion on February 6

Please join St. Johns County School District's ESE Parent Advisory Committee on February 6, 2024, from 6pm to 7:30pm for a virtual discussion titled "Literacy Beyond Boundaries." The discussion will be presented by guest speaker Alex Barr, Community Outreach Manager for the St. Johns County Public Library System.

Learn more about this event

Literacy Beyond Boundaries ESE PAC Flyer

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.