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.
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 your car window. Look for an email from the school with a PPU sign template for you to use. Please be prepared to show your ID when requested by our staff working the Parent Pick Up Loop.
- Second Quarter / First Semester Ends on December 21, 2022
- All schools will be dismissed 1 hour early on December 21, 2022
- Winter Break – Student / Teacher Holiday on December 22, 2022
- Teacher Planning Day – Student Holiday on January 4, 2023
- Classes Resume for Students / Second Semester Begins on January 5, 2023
- Martin Luther King Day – Student / Teacher Holiday on January 16, 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.
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"Educational Surrogate Parent Training" on Dec. 6
Please join us on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 5pm to 8pm for "Educational Surrogate Parent Training." The training will be presented virtually by Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System / Northeast Florida Educational Consortium (FDLRS/NEFEC).