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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


Teacher of the Year

Ms. Fazzari


Rookie Teacher of the Year

Ms. Leeps

School Related Employee of the Year

Ms. Prytherch

Monday, December 4 - Friday, December 8

Holiday Luminary Jars Being Sold

Friday, December 22 - Wednesday, January 3

Winter Break

Tuesday, December 5 - Friday, December 15

Candy Cane Grams Being Sold

Thursday, January 4

No School – Teacher Planning Day

Thursday, December 14

Winter Wonderland 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday, January 5

No School – Teacher Inservice Day

Before and After School Activities

  • The Gift of Dance 1st – 5th Grade Monday 2:45pm – 4:00pm *August 21 thru December 11
  • Ancient City Soccer Monday 2:45 – 4:15 *September 11 thru December 11
  • Engineering Eagles Challenge 4th & 5th Grade Monday 2:45 – 3:45 *September 25 – Spring
  • SWE Cheer Tuesday and Thursday 7:15am – 8:00am *September 12 – November 18
  • Girls Basketball Practice Tuesday and Thursday 7:20am – 8:00am *September 26 – November 18
  • Boys Basketball Practice Tuesday and Thursday 2:45 – 4:00 *September 26 – November 18
  • Art Club 4th & 5th Grade Tuesday 2:45 – 3:45 *September 26 – November 14
  • Engineering Eagles Explores 2nd & 3rd Grade Wednesday 7:30am – 8:15am *September 27 – Spring
  • Singing Eagles 4th & 5th Thursday 2:45pm – 3:35pm *October 27 – May 30


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


5th Grade Spelling Bee Participants
SWES Spelling Bee Champion





Our students participated in a Character Parade on Halloween. 

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. 

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

Instructional Materials Adoption Update

The adoption review of Social Studies resources for the St. Johns County School District has ended. Resources that were selected by adoption committees for submission to the School Board for adoption consideration are available online. All selected resources have been approved and adopted by the Florida Department of Education. Updates will be posted when appropriate.

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.

For more information about the textbook adoption process, please visit the Florida Department of Education Instructional Materials web page.

Social Studies

"Strategies Parents and Caregivers Can Implement to Address Anxiety Related Symptoms in Their Students" Online Discussion on December 5

Please join us on December 3, 2023, from 6pm to 7:30pm for a virtual discussion titled "Strategies Parents and Caregivers Can Implement to Address Anxiety Related Symptoms in Their Students." The discussion will be presented by guest speaker Marlena Jenkins.

Learn more about this event

Strategies Parents and Caregivers Can Implement to Address Anxiety Related Symptoms in Their Students

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.