At WCES we ensure Achievement, Learning, and Leadership for ALL.
To build and sustain a culture that provides a safe environment where all stake holders collaborate to ensure growth and achievement for all.
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!
School Supply Lists are available below in our Featured Links section or on the Registration Page.
Please contact Michael Taylor if interested in partnering with WCES. Email: [email protected]
Our 2021-22 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, awaiting COVID-19 test results, or if anyone in the household is COVID-19 positive. Thank you for partnering with us to help protect the safety of all students and staff.
PARENTS: To report a positive case of COVID-19, please first call the Department of Health at (904) 506-6081 for guidance on next steps.
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:
Please refer to our district website for any covid-related information and updates: https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/covid-19
Schedule & Events
- Curriculum Night 5-6pm K-2nd & ESE, 6-7pm 3rd – 5th on September 30, 2021
- Picture Retakes on October 8, 2021
- Leaders with Character on October 13, 2021
- First Quarter Ends on October 15, 2021
- Teacher Planning Day – Student Holiday on October 18, 2021
- PTO Halloween Dance on October 22, 2021
- Red Ribbon Week on October 25, 2021
- Arrival – 8:00 am
- Classes Begin – 8:25 am
- Dismissal –
» 2:45 pm – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
» 1:45 pm – Wed (early release)
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 Code of Conduct 2021-2022
- Student Code of Conduct Letter 2021-2022
- Parent Handbook 2021-2022
PBS Handbook 2021-2022
- Equity Flyer 2021-2022
- Florida Standards Resource for Parent
- Observation Policy
- Service Animal Policy
- Shared Parental Responsibility Policy
- SPAR Report
- HS Volunteer Form
- 21-22 Elementary Choice Letter
- Class Size Letter 2021-2022
- School Safety Letter 2021-22
- Sheriff Hardwick Letter 2021-22
- Economic Security Report Summary
- PK-K Orientation 2021-22
- Census Information 2020-21
- Parent Letter for Disability Awareness
- Spring Testing Window 2020-21
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 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
The St. Johns County School District curriculum department formally announces the review process for the 2021-2022 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics. The core resources that have been submitted for evaluation have come from the state adoption bid list and other submitted resources from publishers when available. Additional resources for advanced programs may be reviewed from materials listed as appropriate for the program indicated.
Please visit the instructional materials website to view the resources that are being considered for adoption. If you would like access to any 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 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. If you would like to serve on a school committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team, please contact any school or our office at 904.547.3947.
To learn more about the policies and procedures for textbook adoption, visit the Florida Department of Education Instructional Materials Website.
B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation
The 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.