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.
Spring Test Dates
4th & 5th
April 17th and April 18th
1st & 2nd
STAR Reading & Math
April 19th – April 24th
STAR Reading & Math
May 1st and May 2nd
FAST Reading & Math
May 4th and 5th
FAST Reading & Math
May 8th and 9th
FAST Reading & Math
May 15th and May 16th
Cognia, the organization that oversees our district’s accreditation, is conducting a review of our school district this year. Cognia has created surveys specifically for families in our school district. Please complete Cognia’s Family Survey to assist the district in our continuous improvement process.
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.
- Optional Teacher Planning Day on August 2, 2023
- Teacher Pre-Planning to include 7.5 hours of Teacher Inservice on August 3, 2023
- Teacher Pre-Planning to include 7.5 hours of Teacher Inservice on August 4, 2023
- Teacher Pre-Planning to include 7.5 hours of Teacher Inservice on August 7, 2023
- Teacher Pre-Planning to include 7.5 hours of Teacher Inservice on August 8, 2023
- Teacher Pre-Planning to include 7.5 hours of Teacher Inservice on August 9, 2023
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:25 AM – 2:45 PM
- Wednesday (Early Release)
8:25 AM – 1:45 PM
- Main Office Telephone
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
School District News
ESE Parent Survey
Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) conducts an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Survey. The survey is open to all parents of children with an individual education plan (IEP) receiving ESE services from preschool age through grade 12.
2022-2023 Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption
The St. Johns County School District has begun the review process for the Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption. Once available for review, 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 April 21, 2023. Committee membership is limited. School administrators will select the appropriate number of reviewers from the list of interested participants.
Request for Community Input
As a part of the adoption process for Social Studies Instructional Materials, all St. Johns County residents are invited to complete an evaluation of the instructional materials being considered for adoption recommendation from April 3rd through May 1st.
To submit your evaluation, you will need to create an account at EdCredible.com and select the Social Studies Adoption for St. Johns County School District.