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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

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]

School Events

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 —

Important Student/Parent Covid Information & Protocols for 2021-2022

REMINDER: Review the Health Questionnaire daily with your student.  Students MUST stay home from school when they are ill or awaiting COVID-19 test results.  Thank you for partnering with us to help protect the safety of all students and staff.

To report either a student’s positive test result or that your student needs to quarantine since they are a close contact, please click on the appropriate link below to complete a short online reporting questionnaire. Our nursing staff will contact you if they need additional information:

Report Positive Test Result

Report a Close Contact to be Quarantined

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

Schedule & Events

Upcoming Dates

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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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

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

2021-2022 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics UPDATE

On February 8, 2022, the St. Johns County School Board voted to approve the list of recommended resources for adoption for Math. View the final list of approved resources. Florida Statute allows parents or residents of the county to object to the adoption of a specific instructional material. If you would like to contest the adoption of the Math resources, you must complete the Reconsideration of Instructional Materials Request Form and submit it to the SJCSD Instructional Resources and Media Services Department no later than noon on March 10, 2022.

Please visit our Instructional Materials Adoption web page to:

  • Access the math resources that are being considered for adoption.
  • Learn more about the policies and procedures for textbook adoption.

B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation

B.E.S.T. Standards PresentationThe purpose of the video is to provide parents and community members with information about the new B.E.S.T. Standards for English Language Arts and math. The video also explains the timeline for the implementation of the new standards.

View the B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation


Attention rising 6th graders, Check out Pacetti Bay's Summer Reading Program!

We want to encourage you to keep up your good reading habits over the summer. Please be sure to check out our Summer Reading program on the PBMS Media Center website: https://www-pbm.stjohns.k12.fl.us/media/2022-summer-reading/
Everyone who completes and turns in their Summer Reading assignment by August 19th will earn an ice cream treat and 1 ticket to be entered into the drawing for the prize basket of their choice. Additional tickets can be earned by completing additional activities. The different prize levels and prize basket details are included on the Summer Reading assignment.
Happy reading and have a fun summer! We look forward to seeing you on campus in August!

Karin Gowens
Media Specialist
Pacetti Bay Middle School