BAck-To-School Required Letters
8:25AM - 2:45PM
8:25AM - 1:45PM
7:30AM - 3:30PM
Teacher of the Year
Rookie Teacher of the Year
School Related Employee of the Year
Monday, December 4 - Friday, December 8
Holiday Luminary Jars Being Sold
Friday, December 22 - Wednesday, January 3
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.
Our students participated in a Character Parade on Halloween.
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.
- Second Quarter / First Semester Ends on December 21, 2023
- All schools will be dismissed 1 hour early on December 21, 2023
- Winter Break – Student / Teacher Holiday on December 22, 2023
- Teacher Planning Day – Student Holiday on January 4, 2024
- Teacher Inservice Day – Student Holiday on January 5, 2024
- Classes Resume for Students / Second Semester Begins on January 8, 2024
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
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.
"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.
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.