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Wards Creek Elementary School

Mission Statement

At WCES we ensure Achievement, Learning, and Leadership for ALL.

Vision Statement

To build and sustain a culture that provides a safe environment where all stake holders collaborate to ensure growth and achievement for all.

School News

Letter from our Principal

Building a Legacy of Leadership
Brick by Brick

Wards Creek Elementary is building a legacy of leadership and we want you to be a part of our ongoing history! We are offering commemorative bricks on our Legacy Walkway in front of our school building. Buy one to honor your current or former student, your family, a great teacher, a community member, alumni, your business or civic organization, or just to support our school. We want all friends and family to be included, so please spread the word!
Click here to learn more or place your order.

Business Partners

Please contact Michael Taylor if interested in partnering with WCES. Email: [email protected]

Planning to Attend a School Event?

The following forms must be completed prior to school events for entrance to WCES:

School Access Form
District mandated for entrance to the school for any reason.

WCES Event Form
For specific school events – must be filled out for each separate event.

Our 2022-23 VPK program is full. You can join our waitlist on the VPK page. However, please note that we do not anticipate any openings. 

Find all relevant and need to know information in our Wards Creek Brochure (linked above) — Contains Information about the follow: School Hours and Contact, Numbers, Cafeteria, HAC/SAC, PTO, and Extended Day —

Schedule & Events

School Hours

  • Arrival – 8:00 am
  • Classes Begin – 8:25 am
  • Dismissal –
    » 2:45 pm – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
    » 1:45 pm – Wed (early release)
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Keep up to date with events on the PTO website: https://www.wardscreekpto.com/

Our Core Values

We believe that:
The Character Counts Pillars of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship are essential qualities to model and instill in our students.

All individuals are valuable and can make meaningful contributions.

A caring and compassionate learning environment will support the needs of the whole child and inspire all to reach their full potential.
Leaders are life-long learners

Student/Parent Covid Information & Protocols for 2022-2023

REMINDER: Review the Health Questionnaire daily with your student. 

For the 2022-2023 SY, please refer to the St. Johns County School District Illness Guidelines found here: https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/health/illness/ for general health concerns related to your child.

There is no longer a dedicated district COVID hotline. For all future COVID-related testing, questions, or concerns, please consult your child’s pediatrician for guidance and recommendations. 

Should the pediatrician recommend your child stay home from school, please notify your child’s teacher(s) of their upcoming absence.  Upon return to school, a parent or doctor’s note must be provided to excuse the absence.

St. Johns County School District will no longer provide exposure notifications for the upcoming school year.

Please refer to our district website for any covid-related information and updates:  https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/covid-19

School Access

This is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at Wards Creek Elementary, 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 getfortifyfl.com.

School District News

"Connecting Families to Community Resources" on Oct. 4

Connecting Families to Community Resources on Oct. 4

Please join us on October 4, 2022, from 6pm to 7:30pm for a virtual discussion titled "Connecting Families to Community Resources." All parents and guardians are invited to join us as we meet virtually with local community agencies to learn more about the resources and services that are available to children and families in St Johns County.

View the flyer for details